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Torrey Nommesen

Torrey Nommesen

About the Artist

Torrey first knew he wanted to be an artist at the age of ten, and there is a newspaper clipping from 1985 to prove it. Since then, he has been a teacher, an art director, the president of a non-profit arts organization, a curator, as well as a successful artist.

Nommesen considers himself a conceptual artist. He holds a degree in conceptual and information arts from San Francisco State. Conceptual or Postmodern art caused quite a stir when first presented in fine art schools, but as Nommesen began his studies, this issue had long been resolved.

Despite it’s conceptual roots, Nommesen…

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About the Artist

Torrey first knew he wanted to be an artist at the age of ten, and there is a newspaper clipping from 1985 to prove it. Since then, he has been a teacher, an art director, the president of a non-profit arts organization, a curator, as well as a successful artist.

Nommesen considers himself a conceptual artist. He holds a degree in conceptual and information arts from San Francisco State. Conceptual or Postmodern art caused quite a stir when first presented in fine art schools, but as Nommesen began his studies, this issue had long been resolved.

Despite it’s conceptual roots, Nommesen’s work conveys meaning through image, whether it be high or low concept.

Artist's Work

Chynna
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Chynna

By Torrey Nommesen

Self storage
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Self Storage

By Torrey Nommesen

Auto erotic
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Auto Erotic

By Torrey Nommesen

The three fates
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The Three Fates

By Torrey Nommesen

Corinne
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Corinne

By Torrey Nommesen

Hi windy
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Hi Windy

By Torrey Nommesen

Untitled nude
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Untitled Nude

By Torrey Nommesen

In the trees
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In The Trees

By Torrey Nommesen

You lookin at me
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You Lookin' At Me?

By Torrey Nommesen

My evil cat
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My Evil Cat

By Torrey Nommesen

Wise guys
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Wise Guys

By Torrey Nommesen

Nude on a rock
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Nude on a Rock

By Torrey Nommesen

Lone hero
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Lone Hero

By Torrey Nommesen

Running nude
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Running Nude

By Torrey Nommesen

Chinatown gang
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Chinatown Gang

By Torrey Nommesen

Selected Exhibitions

  • Del Mar Fair Art Show
    Del Mar, CA, 2011
  • US Chinese Museum
    Oakland, CA, 2009
  • Vesuvio's
    San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Electrohype-ROM
    Malmo, Sweden, 2004
  • Cardiff Elementary School
    Cardiff, CA, 2001

Press and Accolades

  • People's Choice Award
    June 2011
  • SF Weekly article
    October 2008
  • Urban Moto interview
    October 2006

Education

  • San Francisco State University, Conceptual Art
    San Francisco,2000