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

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

Curatorial

Diptych, Triptych and Multiples” 12 artists Group show at City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ. 2013

Group Shows

2019

Water; What lies Beneath Front Room Gallery LES, NY (online show)
On the Rocks, Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC
Among Friends
, Clemente Cultural Centr, NY NY. Curated by Patricia Fabricant, Beth Dary, Alexandra Brock
International Traveling Show, Isreal

2018

Civil Discourse, Kibbee Gallery Atlanta, Georgia Curated by Jaynie CRimmins
Flowers and Monsters, Bergamot Station LA,Temporary Storage, Brooklyn NY Curated by Meer Musa
Allow me to Reintroduce Myself Cigar Factory LIC, NY,  Curated by Krista Scenna and Carolina Peñafiel
ST(art)UP Art Student League celebration Honor alumni’s exhibition NY
The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2017

HYGGE Holiday show Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY
Life Size, Anthony Philip Fine Art, Brooklyn NY
Color, Say What? Contemporary, Tannersville NY
Event, International Women group, Sideshow gallery Brooklyn NY
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. Say What? Contemporary Tannersville NY
Noir, Defining the Melodrama, Longwood gallery Hostos, CUNY, Bronx NY
Thru The Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery Brooklyn NY
White Out Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY

2016

Word Count Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY (3 Person show)
Creative Climate Award Human Impacts Institute NYC
Cowgirl #5 Brick Gallery Catskill NY
Private viewing Islip Museum NY Curator: Eileen Palmer
Space,  CA Curator : Bill Fishman
Coffee as Muse Six Depot, West Stockbridge, MA : Curator: Lisa Laundry
SideShow, Brooklyn NY Curator : Richard XXXX

2015

Rooted Many, Cantor Center NY
De Amerikanen komen Galerie Bij de Boeken, Ulft The Nederland
The National Weather Center Biennale, Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OKLAHOMA
The Asia Contemporary Art Show HONG KONG
Take Five Cross Contemporary Art Saugerties NY
Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2014

Home, Morris-Jumel Mansion , Harlem, NY
Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art fair,  NY  Group
Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery , Brooklyn NY Group
Sideshow Nation ll at the Alamo, Brooklyn NY Group

2013

Drawing Rooms Jersey City NJ Group
Wreath Interpretation, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park. NYC, NY Group
Curate NY Top 150 artists, Rush art NYC & web http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/shira-toren-entry
Appearances Eco-Art Provincetown Conservation Trust, Provincetown MA
The National Weather Center Biennale, Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OK

2012

Wreath Interpretations, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park. NYC, NY Group
Metro 29 CWOW gallery and A travel show, Newark, NJ Group
Alumni showcase Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
Joie de Vivre, Hullaballoo Collective. PS Project Space, Chelsea NYC Group
Staten Island Museum, NY Group
Women Artists A.T. Kearney, NY Group
It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, NY
Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art Fair NY
Art of Illusion, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ Group

2011

Bill Hodges gallery / Curate NY 24 west 57th st. NYC NY Group
Joy Grace Institute NYC, NY Group
Metro 28 CWOW gallery and A travel show, Newark, NJ Group
Small works Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville, NY Group
Inked up, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park. NYC, NY Group
Never A Day Without a Line Grace Institute NYC, NY Group
Hudson & Laight, Hudson NY Group
Susan Eley Fine art NY group
Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville NY Group

2010

2 person show, Riverfront Gallery, Schuylerville NY

2009

Susan Eley Fine art NY Group

2008

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. 10/08 Group
RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA Group
Susan Eley Fine art NY group
Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 5/08 Group
Ogilvy & Mather World wide plaza, NY,NY. Group
Small Works 80 Washington Sq. Galleries, NY NY Group

2007

Art Students League, NY Group

2006

Art Students League, NY Group

Gallery Representation and Association

Black Bird Gallery, NYC
Cross Contemporary Art,
Saugerties NY
Susan Eley Fine Art
NY

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.

Associations

New York Artist Circle : http://shiratoren.nyartistscircle.com/
MoMa Ps1:
Pratt: Alumni Association

Press

Foderaro, Lisa w. “Reima, Lisa w. “The Many Ways a wreath can turn”, New York Times 1/1/13 City Room
Bischoff, Dan Over & Over City Without Walls exhibition” NJ Star Ledger, 3/10/13