Torenzo Gann is an internationally known, award winning fine-artist and a native of Michigan, where he majored in illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design. However, after successfully completing his first year, Torenzo left Kendall to self-educate in the areas of painting, photography, and filmmaking.
After twenty years of creating art, wining awards and becoming a nationally known artist, Torenzo abandoned his love of creating art to confront the crisis of his alcoholism. As a result of receiving treatment and getting sober he chose to enter the treatment field and become a certified counselor so that he could help others who have struggled with alcoholism and other drug addiction.
It would be twenty-years later that he returned to painting.
Since his return, Torenzo has exhibited in numerous national shows. In January, 2019 hos painting, “Gate Hook, Barbados” selected for inclusion in the International art fair, ArtPalmBeach, by Eric Weiss, Curator-at-Large, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain.
In October,2019 two of Torenzo’s works, “Wall Switch” and “Obelisk, Bonaire, Netherlands, Antilles” were selected by Juror Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of American University at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC and Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.
In November, 2019 Torenzo was one of only 54 artists selected from over 500 entrants to be juried into the prestigious All Florida Art Show produced by the Martin County Cultural Arts Council. Juror, Ehern Gerhard, Arts Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs, Fl. Commented on Torenzo’s piece, “The Last Roundup”, as a work bringing awareness and attention to the toxic chemicals used and found in America’s agriculture, and awarded it Honorable Mention.
Torenzo’s ceaseless quest for seeing and creating art is his unconstrained passion. He eagerly awaits to see what's next.
Artist’s Curriculum Vitae
Alumni- Kendall College of Art & Design
ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach International Art Fair, 2019, Juror, Eric Weiss
Martin County Artisans Guild Open Studio Tour, 2019
Summer Salon, 2019, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL
Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art, 2019, Juror, Jack Rasmussen
29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Juror, Ehren Gerhard,
7th Annual JF Gallery National Juried Exhibit, 2018, West Palm Beach
Martin County Association Juried Exhibit, 2018, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
Martin County Artisan’s Guild Exhibit, 2018
Martin County Open Studio Tour, 2018
Martin County Artisans Guild Inaugural Open Studio Tour 2017
27th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit, Florida 2017
5th Annual JF Gallery National Exhibit, West Palm Beach, 2016
25th Annual All-Florida Juried Art Exhibit, Martin County, Florida 2015
22nd Annual All-Florida Juried Art Exhibit, Martin County, Florida, 2012
Art in Public Places: Juried Competition, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2012
Art in Public Places: Juried Competition, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2011
52nd Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach 1991, Juror, Hugh Davies
Art Forecast, 1987
Art in Public Places, Juried Competition, Palm Beach County, Florida 1986
Northwood University, Juried Competition, West Palm Beach, Florida 1986
Vizcaya Museum, Juried Competition, Miami 1986
Lighthouse Center for the Arts Beaux Arts Avant Art Exhibit, Jupiter Island Club, Jupiter Island, Florida 1986
Longboat Key Juried Art Festival, Longboat Key, Florida, 1986
Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Solo Exhibition Tequesta, Florida 1985
Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, Florida Juried Competition 1983
Wilson Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida 1981
Gallery One, Lake Park, Florida 1980
Ann Jacobs Gallery, Atlanta 1977
Boca Raton Gallery of Art, Boca Raton, Florida 1977
Norton Gallery Artist’s Guild Juried Exhibit, West Palm Beach, 1977
39 East: Design District, Miami 1977
Tilford General Aviation Center, Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach 1977
Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, Florida 1976
Studio II, Tequesta, Florida 1975
Kodak Gallery, New York International Juried Competition 1975