RESUME

Born:                            West Covina, California
Works & Lives:             Los Angeles, California
EDUCATION
2017
Master of Fine Arts, Art Program
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
(Expected Graduation: May 2017)
2013
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art with Painting Emphasis
California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Sometimes I Just Want To Play. Sometimes, I Just Want To Play. California Institute of the Arts Lime Gallery, Valencia, California
2016
#SEXHIBITION: Forgive Me Father, California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery, Valencia, California
2014
Moire: New Works By Efrain Torres, Open Doors, Pomona, California
2013
Fashioned by Space and Color, RAFFMA Dutton Family Gallery, San Bernardino, California
2012
Controlled Movement, Lifework, Palm Springs, California
Controlled Movement, CSUSB Visual Arts Student Gallery, San Bernardino, California
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)
2017
CalArts MFA Open Studios, California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery, Valencia, California
Leftovers, FAR Bazaar, Cerritos College, Norwalk, California
2016
Need A Show For This Title, California Institute of the Arts D301 Gallery, Valencia, California
The Group Show: MFA 2 Mid-Res Group Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts Mint Gallery, Valencia, California
CSSSA Faculty Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts D301 Gallery, Valencia, California
CalArts MFA Open Studios, California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery, Valencia, California
2014
RESTORE:introduce, Emergence Sanctuary, Upland, California
2013
PermaDirty Takes Over Buddhamouse, Buddhamouse Emporium, Claremont, California
Go Big or Go Home, DBA256 Wine Bar and Gallery, Pomona, California
Loft Beat Four Year Show, DBA256 Wine Bar and Gallery, Pomona, California
43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Arts, San Bernardino, California
Intertwine Originals, PermaDirty Project Space, Claremont, California
F5, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
Office Exhibition, Art Connection, San Bernardino, California
2012
Hundreds Under A Hundred, PermaDirty Project Space, Claremont, California
(FUCK YEAH) Lifework 1 Year Group Show, Lifework, Pomona, California
Note To Self, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
Young at Heart Art Fair, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California
It’s Our Time Down Here, DBA256 Wine Bar & Gallery, Pomona, California
We Are Punk: Works Inspired By The Music of Pomona, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
42nd Annual Student Art Exhibition, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Arts, San Bernardino, California
PermaDirty Takes Over Heirloom, Heirloom, Claremont, California
Saturation Fest Group Art Show, Back To The Grind, Riverside, California
Four Walls For What?, The Walking Gallery, Pomona California
Hot Off The Press, RAFFMA Dutton Family Gallery, San Bernardino, California
Be Here Now, CSUSB Visual Arts Student Gallery, San Bernardino, California
This Is Dirt, PermaDirty Project Space, Claremont, California
2011
Lifework: The Group Show, Lifework, Palm Springs, California
Ammunition, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Tasty, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
41st Annual Student Art Exhibition, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Arts, San Bernardino, California
As Advertised: A Reinvention, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
Saturation Fest Group Art Show, Division 9, Riverside, California
This Is Awkward, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
It’s Complicated, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
2010
Opening Dedication, Chaffey College Center for the Arts Student Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Affaire Moustache, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
Ready, Able, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
They Live, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, California
FO(U)R, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
Stand and Deliver, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
2009
Winter Student Exhibition 09, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, California
CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2014
RESTORE:introduce, Emergence Sanctuary, Upland, California
2013
Femmes Unique, CSUSB Visual Arts Student Gallery, San Bernardino, California
Intertwine Originals, PermaDirty Project Space, Claremont, California
COLLECTIVES/ARTIST RESIDENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS
2013-2014
Artist, PermaDirty Art Collective
2011-2013
Artist in Resident, PermaDirty Project Space, Claremont, California
2010-2011
Artist in Resident, Lifework, Palm Springs, California
2009-2010
Member, Chaffey Art Organization
COMMISSIONS
2013
Human Protocol Album Artwork, Jetpacks and Laser Guns, Rancho Cucamonga, California
PUBLICATIONS
2013
Duran, Lupe. “Student Artist Spotlight: Efrain Torres Shares His Passion For Painting With The Chronicle.” Coyote Chronicle. 24 May 2013. Print and Web. http://coyotechronicle.net/student-artist-spotlight-efrain-torres-shares-his-passion-for-painting-with-the-chronicle/

2012
Bennett, Ashley. “Art of the Soul.” Multi Medium. Inland Empire Weekly. 7 December 2012. http://ieweekly.com/multimedium/?p=8205#more-8205

Davies, Stacy. “Dashing Up The Dirt.” Inland Empire Weekly. 2 February 2012. http://ieweekly.com/2012/02/arts/artsfeature/dishing-up-the-dirty/
2010
The Chaffey Review. Chaffey College. Volume IV. Pages 104-105. Print.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016-2017
Graduate Assistant, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2016-2017
Teaching Assistant, California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, California
2016-2017
Gallery Supervisor, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2015-2016
Gallery Assistant, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2012-2014
Exhibition Organizer & Preparator, PermaDirty Project Space, Claremont, California
2010-2013
Director, The Walking Gallery, Pomona, California
2010-2015
Graphic Design & Print Associate, Office Depot, Fontana, California
AWARDS
2016
California Institute of the Arts Art Alumni Scholarship
California Institute of the Arts Scholarship
Isabelle Tilton Scholarship
2015
California Institute of the Arts Scholarship
2011
California State University San Bernardino Santos Manuel Student Union Purchase Award
2010
Chaffey College School of Visual, Performing & Communication Arts Scholarship


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