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.
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
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