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Tori Beeche

Tori Beeche lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated in 2015 from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts with a BFA (First Class Honours) and gained her MFA (First Class Honours) in 2020. Her work has been included in the finalist exhibitions for the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award (2021), New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award (2020), and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2018). Recent exhibitions include Spaces of Synchronicity at Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland (2021) and RESIST at Allpress Studio Gallery, Auckland (2021).

Tori’s paintings are formed through a process of extracting poetic moments from historical archives and encoding them with an alternative reality, asking viewers to consider the value of nostalgic reflection.

AWARDS

2021  Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards – Finalists Exhibition. Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre

2020  New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award – Finalists Exhibition. Wintec Atrium, Hamilton

2018  Sunshine Coast Art Prize – Finalists Exhibition. Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland

2015  The Henrietta and Lola Anne Turnbridge Scholarship Exhibition. Elam Projectspace Gallery

EXHIBITIONS

2021  Is It Real | Is It True – A Group Painting Show at Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland

2021  Spaces of Synchronicity – A Group Painting Show at Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland

2021  RESIST – A Group Show at Allpress Studio Gallery, Auckland

2021  Elam Grad Show, www.elamartists.ac.nz/projects/species-of-spaces. Elam Studios, Auckland

2020  Kings College Art Exhibition – www.kingscollegeartexhibition.co.nz/

2019  CROSS THE RIVER – A Group Show. NORTHART, Auckland

2017  GO FIGURE – A group show. STUDIO ONE – TOI TU

2016  Art House Tour – www.arthousetour.co.nz

2015  Elam Grad Show, www.elamartists.ac.nz/projects/reflective-nostalgia. Elam Studios, Auckland