Jim Torok

Jim Torok
It is Still a Beautiful Day, 2013
ink on paper
9-13/16 x 7-3/8 inches

Jim Torok
A New Cross Would Have Been Nice, 2013
ink on paper
9-13/16 x 7-3/8 inches

Jim Torok
You Looking at Me?, 2013
ink on paper
9-13/16 x 7-3/8 inches

Jim Torok
I'm Sorry, But I Am Having Doubts About All This, 2013
ink on paper
9-13/16 x 7-3/8 inches

Jim Torok
Lance Armstrong, 2012
oil on wood
5 x 4 inches

Jim Torok
Self-Portrait, 2012
oil on wood
3-3/4 x 3 x 1-1/16 inches

Jim Torok
Nel, 2011
oil on birch
5 x 3-7/8 x 1 inch

Jim Torok
Jos, 2011
oil on birch
5 x 3-7/8 x 1 inch

Jim Torok
Yanna, 2011
oil on birch
5 x 3-7/8 x 1 inch

Jim Torok
Joanna, 2011
oil on birch
5 x 3-7/8 x 1 inch

Jim Torok
Iskander, 2011
oil on birch
4 x 3-5/8 x 1 inch

Jim Torok
Caroline, 2011
oil on birch
5 x 3-7/8 x 1 inch

Jim Torok
Cindy Lou, 2010
oil on wood panel
4-5/8 x 3-5/8 x 1-7/8 inches

Jim Torok
Lin, 2010
oil on wood panel
4-5/8 x 3-5/8 x 1-7/8 inches

Jim Torok 
Self-Portrait, 2009 
oil on wood panel 
5 x 3-7/8 x 1-7/8 inches

Jim Torok 
Lauren Grant, 2009 
oil on wood panel 
5 x 3-7/8 x 1-7/8 inches

Jim Torok 
Mary Carlson, 2008
oil on panel 
5 x 4 inches 

Jim Torok 
Meredith Allan, 2000
oil on panel 
5 x 4 inches

Jim Torok 
Lorna, 2000
oil on panel 
5 x 4 inches

Jim Torok
Sue Williams, 1999
oil on archival polymer panel
3-3/4 x 3 inches

Jim Torok
James Nares, 1999
oil on archival polymer panel
3-3/4 x 3 inches

Jim Torok 
Blue Skeleton Clown, 2009
acrylic on wood panel
27 x 20 inches

Jim Torok 
The Clowns are Everywhere, 2009
acrylic on wood panel
27 x 20 inches

Jim Torok 
Large Green Hair Clown, 2009
acrylic on wood panel
45 x 36 inches

Jim Torok 
Diamond Collar Clown, 2009
acrylic on wood panel 
30 x 24 inches

Jim Torok 
Bow Tie Clown, 2009 
acrylic on wood panel
14 x 12 inches

Jim Torok 
Red and White Clown, 2009 
acrylic on wood panel
13-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches

Jim Torok 
Sunset Clown, 2009 
ink on paper 
24 x 19 inches

Jim Torok 
Sad Clown With Big Round Hair on Each Side, 2009
acrylic on wood panel
27 x 20 inches

Jim Torok 
French Clown, 2009 
ink on paper 
24 x 19 inches

Jim Torok 
Delia Brown, 2009
graphite on paper
14-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches

Jim Torok 
Jen Paradis, 2006
graphite on paper
14-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches

Jim Torok 
Ellen Marello, 2004
graphite on paper
17-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches

Jim Torok 
David Blower, 2007
graphite on paper 
14 x 11 inches

Jim Torok 
You are Kind of Beautiful, 2009
ink on glassine
38 x 25 inches

Jim Torok 
Nobody is Perfect, 2009 
ink on paper
24 x 19 inches

Jim Torok 
You Are Lucky!, 2009
ink on rice paper
31-1/2 x 24 inches 

Jim Torok 
Don't Suck, 2009
ink on rice paper 
25 x 25-1/2 inches

Jim Torok 
Don't Give Up, 2009
ink on rice paper 
33-1/2 x 25-1/8 inches

Jim Torok
You Are a Person, 2008
acrylic and ink on panel
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
Keep on Trying, 2008
acrylic and ink on panel
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
Yes, 2008
acrylic and ink on panel
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
Two flowers (blue and red), 2008
acrylic and ink on panel
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
You Are Strong, 2008
acrylic on panel
14 x 12 inches

Jim Torok
Keep Focused, 2008
acrylic on panel
14 x 12 inches

Jim Torok
Do Not Worry, 2008
acrylic on panel
14 x 12 inches

Jim Torok
Stay Calm, 2008
acrylic on panel
14 x 12 inches

Jim Torok
You are Fine, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
Dont' Stop, 2008
acrylic on panel
14 x 12 inches

Jim Torok
You Should be More Happy, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
Relax, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
Don't Think About It, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
Don't Forget Who You Really Are, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
Clouds, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
Be Yourself, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
You Should be Happy, 2008
acrylic on panel
36 x 45 inches

Jim Torok
Yes, 2008
acrylic on panel
10 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
You Are, 2008
acrylic on panel
12 x 14 inches

Jim Torok
War is Bad, 2007
acrylic on wood panel
36 x 45 inches

Jim Torok
You Are Good, 2007
acrylic on wood panel
36 x 45 inches

Jim Torok
Do Not Be Too Afraid, 2007
acrylic on wood panel
48 x 60 inches

Jim Torok
Artists are Great, 2004
ink on paper
22-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
Art World Dos and Don'ts, 2004
ink on paper
22-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
A Day in the Life of the Artist, 2005
ink on paper
22-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches

Jim Torok
You Are Doing Great, 2004–2010
Ink and tape on paper
38 x 49-3/4 inches

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Education
1981
M.F.A. Brooklyn College, New York
1979
B.F.A. Indiana University

Solo Exhibitions
2015
• Jim Torok: New Portraits and Other Work, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2014
• Jim Torok: Drawings, OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, New York
• Jim Torok: Jesus, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2012
• There is Nothing Wrong with You, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• New Work, Molloy College Public Square Art Gallery, Rockville Centre, New York
2011
• Walton, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2010
• Jim Torok: Clowns and Portraits, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Jim Torok, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• Jim Torok, Everything is Breaking Apart, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
2008
• Jim Torok: Life is Good, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2007
• Jim Torok, Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York
2006
• Portraits Organized by Paul Morris and Marc Selwyn, Marc Selwyn Fine Art Art, Los Angeles, California
2005
• Artists are Great, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2004
• Everything is Great!, Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York
2003
• A Family: Portraits by Jim Torok, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
• Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2002
• Story Boards and Self Portraits, Bill Maynes Gallery
2001
• Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2000
• Up Close and Personal: Portraits by Jim Torok, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas
1999
• hi tech lo tech, Bill Maynes Gallery
• Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
• Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany
1998
• Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada
1997
• Bill Maynes Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
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The 4rd Quadrennial: The Ballot Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• Pioneer Lust, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2014
• PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Peirogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• Brooklyn Salon, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
2013
• Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
• Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
• Word, One River Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey
2012
• Modus Vivendi, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2011
• About Face: Portraiture as Subject, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
• Subjective/Objective, Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York
• In-and outside-writing, Voorkramer, Belgium
• Art Squared, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, New York
• Williamsburg 2000, Art 101, Brooklyn, New York
2010
• Do I Know You, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
• Size Matters, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, New York
• One for All, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
• LOL, City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey
2009-10
• Portraiture Now: Communities, Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
2008
• Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, New York
2007
• Pierogi Flatfiling, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany
• Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2006
• Subject, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
• Summer Group Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
2005
• Star Star - Toward the center of attention, CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004
• Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
2003
• One-On-One, Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York
• Painter's Forms, The Work Space, New York
• American Art Today: Faces and Figures, Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, Florida
• Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh (curated by Vicky Clark and Barbara Bloemink); CCA, New Orleans; University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
• Brooklyn on 57th Street, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
2002
• Works on Paper, Bill Maynes Gallery
• Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2001
• Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
• Picture This, Flipside, New York Self-Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, New York
• Meat Market Art Fair, Pierogi, New York
• Haulin' Ass: Pierogi in LA, Post, Los Angeles
• Good Humor, EPC, New York
2000
• Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
• Reconfigured, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, New York
• Inaugural Exhibit, Indiana University Art Gallery, Southbend
• Drawing from Pierogi: Selection from the Flat File, Bennington College, Vermont
• Stop That Racket, Dixon Place, New York
• Rage for Art, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn
• Face to Face, Concordia College, Bronxville, New York
1999
• Portraits, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
• Popcorn, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California
• Changing Faces: Contemporary Portraiture, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
• Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
• Traditions, Transitions, and Transformations: Exploration of Art Making with Pinholes, Pixels, and Moving Pictures, Samuel Chen Fine Art Center, Central ConnecticutState University Galleries, New Britain
• Salute to Animation, Concourse Gallery, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, California
• Avant Garde-O-Rama, PS 122, New York
• Short Stuff, Film Festival, Huntington Beach Art Center, California
• Trench Waveforms, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York (curated by Norman Douglas)
• Benefit Auction, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York
1998
• River of Mud, The Kitchen, New York
• International Short Film & Video Festival, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University Art Museum
• Reflex and Reverie, The Kitchen, New York
• Carousel, The Brooklyn Museum
• 1998 New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, Albany
• Benefit Auction, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York
• Current/Undercurrent, The Brooklyn Museum
1997
• Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• When the Whim sicle, Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice; Ice House Gallery, Belgium
• New York Drawers, The Gasworks, London; Corner House, Manchester
• Moonworks Festival, Stella Adler Conservatory, New York
1996
• Invitational +, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York
• The Art Exchange Show, New York
• Slide Masters, Dixon Place, New York
• Too Many Clothes, The Kitchen, New York
1995
• Avant Garde-O-Rama, P.S. 122, New York
• The Film Club, Four Walls, Brooklyn
• Yikes!, Cucaracha, New York1994
• Open Book, 450 Broadway Gallery, NewYork
• Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York
• The Faust Festival, Nada, New York
• The Jupiter Project, Four Walls, Brooklyn
• Aaron's Cabaret, Nada, New York
• Promotional Copy Event, The Kitchen, Printed Matter, New York
1993
• Bad Girls, The Reading Lounge, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
• Promotional Copy Opening, The Guggenheim Downtown, New York
• Drawing Show, Park Slope Gallery, Brooklyn
1992
• City Life, Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York
• Columbus, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York
1991
• The Eccentric Object, Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York
• Wings, Park Slope Gallery, Brooklyn
1990
• Feast Your Eyes, Park Slope Gallery, Brooklyn
• Between the Parks, Park Slope Gallery, Brooklyn

Public Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York