Residency: July-August 2005
"The work portrays the silent struggle between mind and body; the delicate balance of porcelain perched up on a spindly steel structure; my body pressed inside a sealed glass incubator, top heavy, confined, atop a skirt pedestal on wheels; beautifully trapped, choking on snow, suffocating beauty, exhausting and exhilarating… Sadness slows my body to a crawl, anchored down by a sixty-foot black skirt, which trails behind leaving the mark of my solitary dance."
— Alessandra Torres
Torres received her M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and her B.F.A. from The Maryland College of art in Baltimore, MD. In 2005 she exhibited across America, including at the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; "More Fresh Meat," Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY; and "Sweet Substitute," Stevenson Blanche Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. In the past five years, Torres has exhibited Internationally, including shows at Keith Talent Gallery in London; Akademie Kunst Industre in Enschede, Holland; and at Exit Art in New York City. She has received numerous residencies, and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artnet Magazine, The Washington Post and the Village Voice.