Based in Atlanta, Georgia
Guess Who Hug, 2017
Acrylic on Panel
8 x 10 inches
Courtesy Hathaway Contemporary Gallery
Tori Tinsley is best known for her color-saturated paintings depicting two abstract figures hugging within surreal landscapes. With the use of exaggerated facial features and dark humor, her work explores the layered emotions involved in caring for another. Since 2010, she has produced animations, paintings, drawings, and sculptures around the continued loss of her mother to a rare form of dementia. After receiving a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2016, she has been creating works in response to being a new mother herself and the transitional space between caring for an ailing parent and nurturing a newborn son. Tori is represented by Hathaway Contemporary Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
Tinsley received her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, her MAAT from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from Georgia State University. Tori is a recipient of a 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a 2016 City of Atlanta Emerging Artist Award, a City of Atlanta Artist Project Grant, and a 2015 Idea Capital Grant. She is also a 2016-17 Wathall Fellow and a founding member of Atlanta-based Day & Night Projects and Doppler Projects.
Donated By Tori Tinsley