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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tom Torrens is a sculptor, working primarily with metals. He is based in Gig Harbor, Washington. Tom's works have been exhibited in over 800 Galleries in the United States. His works have also been exhibited in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Mexico, South America, and Canada.

Tom Torrens' works have been on the front cover of Architectural Digest, Matter Magazine, Niche Magazine, Folio Collection, Neiman Marcus Catalogue, and Wind & Weather Catalogues.

His designs have been found in the following catalogues; Frontgate, Gumps, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Folio Collection, Horchow, Discovery Channel Store, The Nature Company, Wind & Weather, Sundance, Duncraft, Gardeners Eden, Sky Mall and many others.


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
1974 M.F.A. Sculpture, Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri
1971 B.S. Indiana State University - Terre Haute, Indiana
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011 - Present Consultant Designer for Northwest Sourcing, Surrey, BC, Canada
2010 - Present Consultant Designer for National Geographic, Chicago, Illinois
2009 - Present Consultant Design for Costco, Kirkland, WA
2008 - Present Consultant Designer for Pacific Northwest Brokers. Reno, NV
2003 - 2004 Consultant Designer for National Geographic, Chicago, Illinois
2001 - 2004 Designer for CJV Associates, Schaumburg, Illinois
1999 - Present Limited Production and Design Studio, Tom Torrens Sculpture Design, Inc., Gig Harbor, Washington
1999 - 2004 Consultant Designer for Atmosphere, Inc., Austin, Texas
1998 - PresentConsultant Designer for Replogle Globes, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
1996 Consultant Designer for Salem Lutheran Church, Tumball, Texas
1996 Consultant Designer for Living World Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas
1995 - Present Image Designer for Voyagers Inc. Retail Chain Store Dallas, Texas
1994 - Present Consultant Designer for Michael Malone Architects Dallas, Texas
1994 Consultant Designer For Aztec Willie's Restaurant, Portland, Oregon
1990 - 1995 Product Designer for the Discovery Stores, Inc. Dallas, Texas
1987 Product Designer for The Discovery Channel, Inc. d.b.a. The Nature Company, Berkeley, California
1986 - 1999 Production Studio - Tom Torrens Sculpture Design, Inc., Gig Harbor, Washington
1974 - 1990 Artist in Residence, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1972 - 1974 Designer - Scopia Inc., Chesterfield, Missouri
MAJOR SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS
2011 Interior Fireplace Surround, Doors, & Custom Molding – Sullivan Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2011 Commission for Sculptural Benches – Le May Car Museum, Tacoma, Washington
2011 Sehmel Homestead Park Sculpture – Gig Harbor, Washington
2009 Sculpture – Welded Salmon- City of Gig Harbor, Washington
2008 Three Bell Sculpture, Private Residence, Austin, Texas
2008 Sculpture- Weed, Private Residence, University Place, Washington
2007 Washington State Labor and Industries Memorial Sculpture, Olympia, Washington
2007 Three Custom Gates, Private Residence, Browns Point, Washington
2007 Three Bell Sculpture, Russian Orthodox Church, Corvallis, Oregon
2006 Corporate Project Sculptures – Simpson ฎ Tacoma Kraft Co., Tacoma, Washington
2006 Memorial Sail Sculpture –Private Residence, Friday Harbor, Washington
2006 Sculptural Driveway Gate, Private Residence, Whidbey Island, Washington
2005 Corporate Project Sculptures – Simpson ฎ Tacoma Kraft Co., Tacoma, Washington
2004 Sculptural Rose Entry Gate – Rosedale Gardens, Gig Harbor, Washington
2004 Sculptural Driveway Gate – Rosedale Gardens, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Seven Sundials Commission - Kaiser Permanente Medical Building, Palmdale, California
2003 September 11th Memorial Gong - Freddie Mac Building, McLean, Virginia
2003 Sculptural Entry Gates - Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Sculptural Fireplace Screen - Private Residence, Whidbey Island, Washington
2003 Sculptural Garden Gate - Rosedale Gardens, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Sculptural Entry Gates - Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Sculptural Garden Gate - Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Sculptural Gong - Spiritual Center, Westwood, Massachusetts
2003 Custom Exterior Lighting - Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Fountain Commission - Private Residence, Lakewood, Washington
2003 Sculptural Entry Fence & Mailbox – Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Custom Garden Gate – Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Sculptural Gong – Spiritual Center, Westwood, Massachusetts
2003 Custom Exterior Lighting – Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2003 Triple Fountain Commission – Private Residence, Lakewood, Washington
2003 Stainless Fountain Commission – Private Residence, Gig Harbor, Washington
2002 Memorial Garden Bell - Neighborhood Universalist Unitarian Church, Pasadena, California
2002 Garden Sculpture - National Rural Utilities Corporation, Herndon, Virginia
2002 Sculptural Entry Doors - Private Residence, Bellingham, Washington
2001 Sculptural Entry Door - Private Residence, Salem, Oregon
2001 Sanctuary Fountain - First Presbyterian Church, Litchfield, Illinois
2001 Triple Fountain Commission - Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House, Menlo Park, California
2000 Architectural Design & Fabrication – Private Collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2000 Commission - Private Residence, Whidbey Island, Washington
2000 Sculptural Wine Cabinet, Dry Erase Board, Easel Stand & Coat Racks, Heritage Restaurant, Gig Harbor, Washington
2000 Sculptural Fireplace Screen & Coat Racks – Inn at Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor, Washington
1999 Sculptural Entry Doors – Private Residence, Whidbey Island, Washington
1999 Sculpture - Costco Corporation, Redmond, Washington
1998 Globe Commission - Replogle Globes, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
1998 Globe Commission - Discovery Channel Stores, Inc., Washington, DC
1998 Sculpture - Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
1998 Fountain Commission - Aspen, Colorado
1998 Sculpture - National Public Radio, Washington, DC
1998 Sculptural Gong - Private Residence, Whidbey Island, Washington
1997 Sculptural Bell - Cornell Unversity, Ithaca, New York
1997 Globe Commission - Discovery Channel Store, Washington, DC
1997 Sculpture - Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
1996 Architectural Design & Fabrication - Peter Grant Gallery, Nashville, Indiana
1996 Functional Sculpture - Children's Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
1996 Liturgical Commissions - Living World Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas
1996 Liturgical Commissions - Sisters of St. Joseph, Bellevue, Washington
1996 Fountain Commission - Richard Carothers Associates, Seattle, Washington
1995 Globe Sculpture - Voyagers, Inc., Dallas, Texas
1995 Globe Sculpture - Voyagers Inc., Dallas, Texas
1994 Fountains - Aztec Willie's Restaurant, Portland, Oregon
1994 Tables and Mirrors - Aztec Willie's Restaurant, Portland, Oregon
1991 Sculpture - Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
1990 Sculpture 'Bell' - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1988 Sculpture 'School of the Arts' - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1985 Sculptural Entry Gate – Peninsula Light Company, Gig Harbor, Washington
1984 Portrait Sculpture 'Martin Luther' - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1982 Portrait Sculpture - Colorado University, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1982 Fountain 'Library Plaza' - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1981 Sculpture 'Hanging' - Faucett Avenue Law Center, Tacoma, Washington
1981 Sculpture 'Wall Relief' - Faucett Avenue Law Center, Tacoma, Washington
1981 Sculpture - Thriftco Corporation Headquarters, Tacoma, Washington
1980 Sculpture 'Harbor Lure' - Gig Harbor Town Hall, Gig Harbor, Washington
1980 Sculpture - Mills Plaza, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1979 Sculpture - Court House Square Office Building, Olympia, Washington
1977 Sculpture - King County Arts Commission, Kenmore Logboom Park, Kenmore, Washington
1977 Sculpture - Freightliner Corporate Headquarters, Portland, Oregon
1976 Sculpture - Norwegian Sesquicentennial, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1976 Commemorative Metal - King Olav of Norway
1974 Sculpture - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1974 Fountain - (For Scopia, Inc., Mall Project) Pensacola, Florida
1974 Wall Graphic - Standard Oil Company, St. Louis, Missouri
1971 Sculpture - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
MAJOR AWARDS
2004 Niche Award Finalist - for Metal/Fabricated/Forged, Baltimore, Maryland
1999 Niche Award Finalist - for Functional Sculpture, Baltimore, Maryland
1998 Niche Award Finalist - for Functional Sculpture and Metal/Functional/Production, Baltimore, Maryland
1995 First Place - Niche Award for Metal/Functional Production, Baltimore, Maryland
1994 First Place - Niche Award for Metal/Functional/Production, Baltimore, Maryland
1994 Niche Award for Metal/Functional/Production, Baltimore, Maryland
1991 Most Innovative Product Award, Presented by Western Arts Visual Merchandisers, San Francisco, California
EXHIBITIONS
2006 Bainbridge Arts Gallery – Lighting Show, Bainbridge Island, Washington
2005 Bainbridge Arts Gallery – Metal Art & Fountain Show, Bainbridge Island, Washington
2004 - Present Westcott Bay Reserve Sculpture Park, Friday Harbor, Washington
1999 - 2000 USA Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, Missouri
1997 One Man Show, Wekel Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
ANNUAL SHOWS
  Earthenworks Gallery, La Conner, Washington
  Earthenworks Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington
  Lawrence Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  Lawrence Gallery, McMinnville, Oregon
  The Real Mother Goose Gallery, Portland, Oregon

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