One Person Shows: 1999 The Gallery at St. Francis of Assisi Church, NY, NY
La Gaviota, Queens, NY
Two Person Show: 2006 Jade Necter Gallery East, Southampton, NY
Three Person Show: 2004 River view Creations Gallery, Transcendent Visions, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Group Exhibitions: 2013 Faculty Show, Pease Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
8o Washington Square East Galleries, 29th Juried Competition Exhibition,
Jack Shainman, Juror, Director, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Jade Necter Gallery East, Southampton, NY (Summer Show) NWCH Gallery Westchester, NY
Salmagundi Center for American Art,Invitational Juried Art Show, New York, NY
Elder Art Gallery, The Artful Figure, Charlotte, NC
National Academy of Design, NY, NY
Jade Nectar Gallery East, Southampton, NY (Fall Show)
Flushing Town Hall, A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate
Sleight of Mind: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art, Flushing,NY
Curated by Louise Weinberg
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
Katonah Museum of Art, Artistic Fragments, A Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Katonah,NY
The Art Gallery at St. Cabrini, (Thirty Paintings and Drawings)
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NY, NY
Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Tenth Annual Juried Small Works Show
Sotheby’s Auction House, NY, NY
Inter Art Gallery, NY, NY, Portraits of Life
The New York Academy of Art, NY, NY
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Credit Suisse First Boston, NY, NY
Tristan & America, NY, NY
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
The Immaculate Conception Center, Queens, NY
The Spanish Institute, NY, NY
Sacred Art Exhibit, Newport Elks Lodge, Newport, RI
One Space Art Gallery, Queens, NY
St. Michael Institute of Sacred Art, Sacred Art Gallery, Mystic, CT
Europa Art Gallery, Queens, NY
Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center, Queens,NY
Art Students League of New York Gallery, NY, NY
  19891990 5th & 6th Annual City College Spring Art Exhibit, NY,NY
  1989 McGraw Hill Gallery, NY, NY
Selected Commissions: 2001 NYC Department of Education, At I. S. 145Q
  1999 Commissioned painting donated to St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in LIC, NY.
On permanent display in the church.
  1998 A nativity painting for the Holy Family Bed and Breakfast, LIC, NY
Artwork is included in the collection of EWTN
Eternal Word Television Network, The City College of New York,
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church Rectory, Queens, NY,
The Apostolate for Family Consecration, Bloomingdale, Ohio,
San Basilio Magno Chapel,Quito, Ecuador, and in various private collections.
Bibliography Articles
and Reviews:
  The New York Art World Gallery Guide, March, 2003, page 24
    New York Press, The New York Academy of Art group show review,
May 29, 2003
    The Rivertowns Enterprise, June 11, 2004, p. 14
    The Rivertowns Enterprise, February 18, 2005, page 15, illus.
    The New York Times, February 27, 2005, Section 14, page 11
    The New York Teacher, March 3 2005, page 21, illus.
    Cimino, Tonia, The Queens Courier, page 51, November 2, 200
    Macgowan, Carl, Newsday, Page G12, October 23, 2005
    Nanos, Janelle, Jackson Heights Times, March 10, 2005,
page E1 and E4, illus.
    Paign, Roger, The Tablet, March 12, 2005, pages 1, 16-17, illus.
    The Artist’s Magazine, December 2006
Electronic Media:  
2006 March NY1 Community Calendar, 80 Washington Square East Galleries
29th Juried Competition Exhibition
2005 May 3-7 Wilkinson, Ed, The Tablet Week in Review, Interview with Al Torres
2005 April 9 Drawing shown on Channel 79 Time Warner and Channel 30 Cablevision, NYC
2000 May Painting shown on Realidodes Television, NYC
Internet:   2006 March 17 Newsday.com
    2006 June 6 Indyeastend.com
Exhibition Catalogues: 2000 First and Second Religious Art Exhibit of the Northeast Hispanic
  1999 Center Catalogue, NY, NY
  1998 Sacred Art Exhibition Catalogue, Newport, RI
Awards: 2006 The Artist’s Magazine 23rd Annual National Competition Finalist Prize
The National Academy of Design Ralph Fabri Scholarship, Won twice.
  1996 Local Arts Collaborative Exchange Program Series Grant, L.A.C.E. is a project
of the Jackson Heights Community Development Corp.
  1989 McGraw Hill Impact Two Grant
M.F.A., The New York Academy of Art, cum laude
B. Arch., The City College of New York
Attended the Art Students League of New York, Brooklyn College,
The National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY, Studio 126, NY, NY.
The Long Island Academy of Art and Mims Studio, NC.
Studied with Bennett Vadnais for six years in Queens, New York City.
Studied at the Andrew Reiss Atelier for four years in Brooklyn, New York City.
Studio Assistant to Sharon Sprung at the Art Students League of New York for seven years.
Selected Teaching Experience:  
2013, Art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
2004 – 2009, Guest lecturer of drawing at the Institute of Design and
Construction College, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Statement:    
mvpaintdia In my multiview paintings I try to go beyond the physical presence of the person or object which I am rendering. My aim is to capture the essence of the subject. I hope to impart a sense of wonder. The painting will depict either a moment in time or is a visual dialogue through time. With my multiview paintings, the observer approaches the left side of the painting, where he or she sees the first image (left view). As the observer moves towards the center image of the painting (front view), a combination of the left and right views emerges. When the spectator moves over to the
right side, the second complete image is manifested. In this type of painting one side may have small scale elements the other larger ones. The images of either side may have opposite meanings, but their juxtaposition connects them. With this kind of painting the revealed is hidden and the hidden is revealed at the viewer’s pace. In my work I try to
bring in the fourth dimension – time. A sense of visual movement is perceived as one goes from the left to the right view. With the center (front) view, the combined images create an intertwining that could not be achieved with a diptych painting.

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