Biography

Shira Toren is an American-Israeli artist. Born in Tel-Aviv. She moved to New York City to study fine art and design. Toren received her BFA from the Pratt Institute and an Associate Degree in Art Therapy from The New School. She attended classes in Paintings and Printmaking at The Arts Student League in New York.
Ms. Toren is currently working in her studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

Solo Shows:

04/2019  Shira Toren New Works Colorado Academy, Denver CO
05/2018 PassageSix Depot  West Stockbridge, Berkshires MA. Curated by Lisa Landry
11/2015 Eternal Return,Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY05/2014 Wade Maxx Upper Montclair, NJ
04/2014 Six Depot West Stockbridge, Berkshires MA
10/2013 Ditto, works in blue, NYU Gallery network NYC, NY
01/2013 Graphite Reflection, Grace Institute NYC, NY.
05/2010 Beyond the Path, J Klaynberg Gallery, Chelsea NY

Curatorial Work:

02/2013 “Diptych, Triptych and Multiples”
12 artists Group show at City Without Walls gallery, Newark, NJ.

Group Shows:

05/2019 Among Friends, Clemente Cultural Center, NY NY. Curtaed by Patricia Fabricant, Beth Dary, Alexandra Brock
11/2018 Civil Discourse, Kibbee Gallery Atlanta, Georgia Curated by Jaynie CRimmins
07/2018 Flowers and Monsters Temporary Storage, Brooklyn NY Curated by Meer Musa
06/2018 Allow me to Reintroduce Myself Cigar Factory LIC, NY,  Curated by Krista Scenna and Carolina Peñafiel
05/2018 ST(art)UP Art Student League celebration Honor alumni’s exhibition NY
01/2018 The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
12/2017 HYGGE Holiday show Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY
08/2017 Life Size, Anthony Philip Fine Art, Brooklyn NY
07/2017 Color, Say What? Contemporary, Tannersville NY
06/2017 Event, International Women group, Sideshow gallery Brooklyn NY
03/2017 Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. Say What? Contemporary Tannersville NY
02/2017 Noir, Defining the Melodrama, Longwood gallery Hostos, CUNY, Bronx NY
01/2017 Thru The Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery Brooklyn NY
01/2017 White Out Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY
12/2016 Word Count Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY (3 Person show)
09/2016 Creative Climate Award Human Impacts Institute NYC
08/2016 Cowgirl #5 Brick Gallery Catskill NY
06/2016 Islip Museum NY Private viewing Curator: Eileen Palmer
03/2016 Space, Bergamot Station LA, CA Curator : Bill Fishman
02/2016 Coffee as Muse Six Depot, West Stockbridge, MA : Curator: Lisa Laundry
01/2016 SideShow, Brooklyn NY Curator : Richard XXXX
11/2015 Rooted Many Cantor Center NY
05/2015 De Amerikanen komen Galerie Bij de Boeken, Ulft The Nederland
04/2015 The National Weather Center Biennale, Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OKLAHOMA
03/2015 The Asia Contemporary Art Show HONG KONG
02/2015 Take Five Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY
01/2015 Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery , Brooklyn NY
03/2014 Home, Morris-Jumel Mansion , Harlem, NY
03/2014 Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art fair,  NY  Group
01/2014 Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery , Brooklyn NY Group
01/2014 Sideshow Nation ll at the Alamo, Brooklyn NY Group
12/2013 Drawing Rooms Jersey City NJ Group
12/2013 Wreath Interpretation , Arsenal Gallery, Central Park. NYC, NY Group
11/2013 Curate NY Top 150 artists , Rush art NYC & web http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/shira-toren-entry
04/2013 Appearances Eco- Art Provincetown Conservation Trust , Provincetown MA
04/2013 The National Weather Center Biennale, Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OK
12/2012 Wreath Interpretations, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park. NYC, NY Group
11/2012 Metro 29 CWOW gallery and A travel show, Newark, NJ Group
09/29/12 Pratt Institute Alumni showcase
08/3/12 Joie de Vivre, Hullaballoo Collective. PS Project Space, Chelsea NYC Group
06/2012 Staten Island Museum , NY Group
05/2012 Women Artists A.T. Kearney ,NY Group
04/2012 It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, NY
03/2012 Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art Fair NY
03/2012 Monmouth Museum, Art of Illusion, Lincroft, NJ Group
12/2011 Bill Hodges gallery /Curate NY 24 west 57th st. NYC NY Group
12/2011 Joy Grace Institute NYC, NY Group
11/2011 Metro 28 CWOW gallery and A travel show, Newark, NJ Group
11/2011 Small works Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville, NY Group
09/2011 Inked up, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park. NYC, NY Group
09/2011 Never A Day Without a Line Grace Institute NYC, NY Group
08/2011 Hudson & Laight, Hudson NY Group
07/2011 Susan Eley Fine art NY group
05/2011 Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville NY Group
2010 Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville NY 2 person show
2009 Susan Eley Fine art NY Group
2008 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. 10/08 Group
2008 RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA Group
2008 Susan Eley Fine art NY group
2008 Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 5/08 Group
2008 Ogilvy & Mather World wide plaza, NY,NY. Group
2008 Small Works 80 Washington Sq. Galleries, NY NY Group
2007 Art Students League, NY Group
2006 Art Students League, NY Group

Residencies and workshops

2013 Trans cultural Exchange Conference
2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Boot Camp
2011 Trans cultural Exchange Conference
2008 ASL Florence Italy

Awards:

Toren is the recipient of The Henry Matisse Estate Scholarship,
and twice the Blue Dot Award from The Arts Student League.

Association

New York Artist Circle : http://shiratoren.nyartistscircle.com/
Ps1: www.momaps1.org/studio-visit/artist/shira-toren
Pratt Alumni Association

Press:

New York Times 1/1/13 City Room Lisa w. Foderaro “Reimagining Christmas Wreath,
Artist Ignore the Evergreen Bough”
NJ Star Ledger 3/10/13 Art “ Dan Bischoff Over&Over City Without Walls exhibition