Katie Torn (b.1982) works with special effects used in the advertisement, film, and video game industries to create hyperreal fairytale spaces that investigate American consumer culture and its impact on both the environment and the individual. Inspired by how Cubism and Futurism captured the essence of the industrial age, Torn uses new technologies to capture what life is like in the digital age where interacting in a virtual space is an everyday activity.

In 2013, Torn was awarded a Fellowship at Eyebeam Art and Technology Centre in New York. Exhibitions of her work include The End of Flutter Valley, UPFOR Gallery, Portland, 2014; Dream House at Eyebeam Storefront, New York and Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Centre, Chicago, both 2013; Post Pictures, Bitforms Gallery, New York, 2013; and Casting a Wide Net, Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2013. Torn has performed a live video piece at VIA Music and New Media Festival, Pittsburgh, 2012; and screened work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2013.

Katie Torn lives and works in New York City.

Recent Activity


Low Tide
Upfor Gallery
Katie Torn
Musée Minuscule, Art in General, New York, US
Les Oracles, Curated by Marisa Olson
XPO Gallery, Paris, FR
The End of Flutter Valley
UPFOR galley, Portland, US
Inner Space with Aboveground Animations, Curated by Casey Jane Ellison
PS1 MoMA, New York, US
This Is What Sculpture Looks Like
Postmasters Gallery, New York, US
The New Romantics
Eyebeam, New York, US
Dream House
Eyebeam Storefront, New York, US
Post Pictures
Bitforms Gallery, New York, US
Casting a wide net
Postmasters Gallery, New York, US