Jennifer Torres  / Jen Torres Sculpture                                                                        

109 N. 21st Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401,,



1995    Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia


1988    Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Arts, New York, New York


Studied from 1978 to 1983 at The Art Students League, New York, New York



1999 to present 

Professor of Art, Sculpture Area Coordinator, The University of Southern Mississippi,

1995- 1999

Assistant Professor of Art- Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas



2023    - Women’s Art Collective, group show, Lucile Parker Gallery, WCU, Hattiesburg, MS

- MSA Selects, group show, City Gallery, Lexington, KY

- Woman’s Work, collaborative performance piece with Meg Brooker, original performance during Revelry Arts event, USM campus, Hattiesburg, MS

- Woman’s Work, performance video, juried show, National Conference on Contemporary Cast iron Art and Practices, Birmingham, AL

- Garden Boats for Hattiesburg, three-piece outdoor public art commission, Hattiesburg, MS


- Squaring the Cube, Hall Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS. MSA sponsored showing a seven piece installation of Weirdo Children.

- I50lation, group show of 50 drawings x 50 women sculptors, Cohen Gallery, Alfred University,  Alfred, NY.

- Open Doors, national juried show, (two sculptures), Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petroskey, MI.

- Women’s Art Collective, group show, Gore Gallery, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

 - I50lation, group show, Zwitscher Maschine Gallery, (sculpture and drawing), Berlin Germany,

- MIAL Visual Arts Award Winner- three person show- Fischer Galleris, Jackson, MS


- I50lation, group show of 50 drawings x 50 women sculptors, Zoller Gallery, Penn State, University Park, PA.

- Women’s Art Collective, group exhibition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS

- Mississippi Invitational, group exhibition, The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS.

- Steel Magnolias, invitational six woman show, The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS.

- 3D Mississippi, Studio Waveland Gallery, group invitational, Waveland, MS

- I50lation, group show of 50 drawings x 50 women sculptors, The Livingston Center for Art and Culture in Livingston, Montana.

 - Common Ground, Women’s Art Collective group exhibition, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS

 - Women’s Art Collective, group exhibition, The Oxford Tree House Gallery, Oxford, MS


-I50lation, group show of 50 drawings x 50 women sculptors, Fool Proof Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, online exhibition

-Solo exhibition, Mental Landscapes- main gallery, Catapult Press, SEMO, Cape Girardeau, MO

-Solo exhibition, Misfit Children: Landscapes and Creatures from the Mind of Jennifer Torres, The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL (three galleries, headliner show)


-Women’s Art Collective, group show, four pieces, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL

-Women’s Art Collective, group show, Lowery Gallery, UBC, Hattiesburg, MS

-19th Mississippi Invitational, curated biennial, three pieces, MS Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

-Ultra Normal: Tales from Nowhere, national juried three person show, nine pieces, OCAF Gallery, Watkinsville, GA

-Practitioners National Juried show, Tobias Flores, Juror, SLOSS Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

-MSC/NMWA Artist Showcase, Group show Hattiesburg Cultural Arts Center, MS


-Belly of the Beast- First Degree, Steven Smith Fine Art, Birmingham Alabama

-Belly of the Beast- Second Degree, SLOSS Furnaces Historic Landmark, Birmingham Alabama

-Size Matters- Conference exhibition, The 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, PA

-Atlanta Belt Line exhibition, August 2018 – May 2019.

- USM Faculty Exhibition, Gallery of Art and Design, USM, Hattiesburg, MS


-From the Same Brain, solo show, Eula Bass Gallery, Jones County Community College, Ellisville, MS

-Work on view at Fischer Galleries, Jackson MS     

-In Miniature, group show, The Gail Kennan Art Center, Long Beach, MS


-Holiday Gala, Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS

-Mississippi Invitational Biennial, December 2016 – March 2017, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS


-USM Faculty Show, USM Gallery of Art, Hattiesburg, MS

-Mississippi Faculty Juried Show, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS

-Permanent installation, Cloud Music for Hattiesburg, commissioned by the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art, Downtown Hattiesburg, MS


-2014 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, “Homes for Everyone”, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA

 -USM Faculty Show, A&D Gallery, USM

 -Permanent installation of Garden Boats at the Go Away Lodge on the estate of John Palmer, Edwards, MS.


-Train Depot Exhibition: Music, Hattiesburg Train Depot, MS

-USM Faculty Exhibition, Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS

-Coast to Coast by Post: A Sculptural Exploration, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

-Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. “Juror’s Choice Award”, Dr. Paul Manoguerra, Georgia Museum of Art


-Sothern Miss Outdoor Sculpture Show, 2012- 2014, USM campus, Hattiesburg, MS

-Mississippi Art Faculty Juried Exhibition, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS

-Play, Train Depot, invitational group show, Hattiesburg, MS

-Uncommon River, multi-piece group exhibition, Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow


-Mississippi Art Garden, “Garden Boats”, commissioned by the Mississippi Museum of -Art, on exhibit until September 2012. Three of the nine works will remain on permanent exhibition.

-All Aboard! Sculpture Exhibition, invitational group show, Hattiesburg

-Art by Choice, invitation, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

-The Art of the Boat, national juried exhibition, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine.

-Adopting the Pace of Nature, three person show, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL


-Ghost Ships and Villages, solo exhibition, Mendenhall Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,           

-56th Haggin National Juried Exhibition, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA

-Curate This! 2010, international juried exhibition series created by, BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art

-2010 National Juried Exhibition, juried exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

-2010 Majestic National, juried exhibition, Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

-New Ghost Ships, solo exhibition, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech University

-Train Depo Invitational, group exhibition, Hattiesburg, MS

-USM Faculty Show, group exhibition, USM Museum of Art


-USM faculty Show, group exhibition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS

-Ghost Ships, solo exhibition, Poole Art Center Gallery, Drury Uni., Springfield, MO

-Group Art Exhibit, invitational, The Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS


-Venus Rising, group invitational exhibition, Oyster Factory, New Orleans, LA 

-Hybrids and Other Sorts, national juried exhibition BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA, finalist for solo show award

-Saw Blade Show, invitational, The Paper Warehouse gallery, Hattiesburg, MS

-The Tallahassee International, international juried exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee FL, catalog, Honorable Mention award.

-Clay and Fiber, national juried exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

-Dreams and Visions, national juried exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

-Southern Heat, iron art invitational, South Gallery Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL


-Jennifer Torres- New Work, solo exhibition, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

-Iron Tribe, invitational exhibition, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

-Faculty Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS


Wood, Steel and Cast Iron, solo show, Impressions Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS


-Another Keen Idea, an invitational exhibition at The Art Car Museum, Houston Texas

-Faculty Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg MS

-Two Person Show, an invitational exhibition at the RX Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS


2003    Faculty Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS


2002    Flyers, shown at the A gallery, Hattiesburg, MS


2001    2001 Mississippi Invitational, gallery installation titled HEADstallation, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS


-Full House, solo show, Casteel Gallery, Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS                  

-Swimmers, New Sculpture, solo show USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

-Tiny Works, Little Licks, juried exhibition, Project Gallery, Wichita Kansas


1999    Outside-In, group exhibition, Acme Gallery, Wichita, Kansas


-Subjective Significance, multi-piece group exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita Kansas

-Faculty Show, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

-Lindsborg Arts Council Group Exhibition, multi-piece group exhibition, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, Kansas


-Blue, a solo gallery installation part of a larger museum wide show entitled Three, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas


-Cancer Mask, solo exhibition, The Arts Exchange, Atlanta, Georgia

-Artists of the Plains, juried exhibition, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas


-Recent Work, solo show, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

-A Question of Priorities, solo exhibition, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

-Vision in Hand 2, a traveling exhibition curated for the visually impaired, sponsored by The Georgia Museum of Art, venues include William J. Thompson Gallery Athens, GA, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA and Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA


-Fallen, solo exhibition, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia

-Looking Over My Shoulder, solo show, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia

-Georgia Sculptors Society, group exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

-Sculpture Garden III, outdoor exhibition (1994-1996), Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

-Local Love, Sex and Death, juried show, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

-Georgia Sculptors Society, group exhibition, Ameen Art Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana

-King Plow Sculpture Show, juried show, King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

-Georgia Sculptors Society, group exhibition, South Eastern Community College, North Carolina

-Vision In Hand, an exhibition for the visually impaired, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia, sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art



- Awarded, Masters Award, from the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, a regional branch of the International Sculpture Center.

- Winner of 2022 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) award for Visual Arts, for the Garden Boats for Osage Park Project, Jackson, MS.

- Awarded commission for three apart, Garden Boats for Hattiesburg, outdoor art installation, down town Hattiesburg, corner of Main st. and West 4th st.

-Commission, Garden Boats for Osage Park, a group of 10 unique sculptures in an outdoor public setting, Oz Art NW and the Compton Peal Foundation, Bentonville, AR

-Creative Scholar of the Year, The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi.

-Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Art Fellowship grant.

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