James Tormey

Born in Brooklyn, NY, James Tormey resides in Manhattan where he has worked for more than 35 years.  His pieces have been shown in the U.S., Europe and Japan and are in many public and private collections.  Tormey combines traditional subject matter with a contemporary interpretation, creating images of heroic proportions as light, reflected and transmitted, evokes clarity of vision and delight in the forms of the natural world.   He says, “I offer paintings of simple, natural objects in sharp detail, painted in a larger-than-life scale.   This arrests the viewer’s attention and raises his awareness to a higher level.   In this state of increased sensitivity, there is a keen appreciation of the natural world and the beauty to be found therein.”

EXHIBITIONS and GALLERY ASSOCIATIONS

Patricia Rozvar Gallery, WA, 1998, 99, 00

The Hang-Up Gallery, Sarasota, FL, 1997, 98, 99

Denise Roberge, Palm Desert, CA, 1996, 97

CMF Gallery, NY, NY, 1996, 97, 98

James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ, 1996

Colonnades Gallery, Montclair, NJ, 1996, 97, 98, 99, 00

Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN, 1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00

Schaff Gallery, Cinncinati, OH, 1995, 96

Spangler Cummings Gallery, Columbus, OH, 1995

Irresistable Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1995, 96

Fisher Galleries, Washington, DC, 1994, 95, 96

Loring Gallery Ltd., Sheffield, MA, 1994, 95, 96, 97, 98

ROYGBIV Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, 1994

Kristopher-Lindsay Gallery, Sarasota, FL, 1994, 95, 96

Portals Ltd., Chicago, IL, 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00

Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN, 1992, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00

Gallery Musee, Nagoya, Japan, 1993

Gumps Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1993, 94

Gallery Madison/90, NY, NY, 1972, 74, 76. 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92

Gohl Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, 1993

Originals Gallery, Del Mar, CA, 1992

Art Miami International Art Expo, Miami, FL, 1992, 93, 95, 96, 97

Art Chicago Invitational, Chicago, IL, 1992, 93

Joy Berman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, 1991, 92

Partners Gallery, Washington, DC, 1986, 88, 89

Central Place Galleries, Bangor, ME, 1988, 89, 90

Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, 1984, 86, 90, 91

Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, MA, 1987, 88, 89, 95, 97

Anna Sklar Gallery, Bay Harbor, FL, 1986

Gallery and Edition Hahn, Southhamptom, NY, 1985

Gallery and Edition Hahn, Munich, Germany, 1984

The Best of everything Gallery, Potomac, MD, 1985, 86

Form and Function Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1983, 84, 85, 86

Agnon Art Show, Cleveland, OH, 1980, 83

Rauchbach Galleries, Miami, FL, 1979-81

Butler Mid-Year Show, Younstown, OH, 1978

Strongs Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 1976-77

Capricorn Washington, DC 1977

National Academy, New York, 1973-74

Audubon Artists, New York, 1973-74

Philbrook Arts Center, Tulsa, OK, 1974

Silvermine Guild of Artists, CT, 1973

Hudson River Museum, NY, 1974

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, and Pratt Graphics Center, NY, NY

Columbia University, NY, Art Students’ League, NY, NY

MUSEUM AND PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

The Metropolitan Club, Chicago, IL

Harry and David Co., Oregon

General Mills Corp., MN

Ansor Corp., Madrid, Spain

Weightwatchers International

Superior Court Art Trust, Washington, DC

PUBLICATIONS

The Queen’s Cards, Inc., Seattle, WA 1990, 8 Fine Art Cards

Art Voices, Article and reproduction

Scafa-Modern Art Editions, 1993, Two paintings reproduced as posters