Goya Torres (Gloria Torres) is a visual artist and illustrator based in the Northern Beaches in Sydney, originally born in Mexico, who creates artwork with bright colors and vivid characters in a figurative-surrealistic style.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Goya Torres artistically draws inspiration from her mexican heritage, traditions and culture, as well as nature, street art and pop surrealism. She predominately uses traditional media such as oils and acrylics on canvas and paper, as well as spray paint and printmaking techniques.
After she relocated in Sydney four years ago, Goya Torres has been involved in group exhibitions, live-painting events, mural and public art projects. She has exhibited interstate in Australia and internationally in Mexico, Latinoamerica, USA and Germany. She recently participated in the Wild! Rhino project organized by Taronga Zoo where she painted a life size rhino sculpture in order to raise awareness about the rhino extinction.
Lately Goya Torres has been working on two koala sculptures for the public art trail Hello Koalas in Port Macquarie. She is also preparing a joint exhibition called
Concept, design & illustration for Mathletics, Spellodrome and various 3P Learning games (concept art for characters, objects and interfaces, background illustration, logo design, game/interface design & illustration). As well as overall company graphics rebranding.
Contract position. Doing concept, design & artwork for clients like: Muffin Break, Jamaica Blue, Alibaba Kebabs, Lindt Chocolates, Manifacturating Skills Australia, GAIT International, Global Gift Sourcing.
Fulltime position. Doing concept, design & artwork for clients like: University of NSW, Delta Electricity, Government of Sydney, Souths Sydney Rabbitohs, Aspen, DEPPRO, Investment Property Managers.
"I worked with Gloria for twelve months and found her to be an extremely talented, and trust-worthy designer. During our time together I was her Creative Director and she handled senior-level design tasks for me. No matter the brief, or the time we had for the project I knew Gloria would be able to deliver innovative, fresh and exciting results. Gloria has exceptional technical skills across all relevant programs and is quick to learn new abilities if needed.
I have no hesitation recommending Gloria to future employers. Her talent and friendly personality will make an absolute asset to any team."
MitchWade, Creative Director
Freelancing and contracting for these companies. Doing concept, design & artwork for clients like: Dream Fighter Apparel, The Property Council of Australia, Loud Shirt Day, The Shepherd Centre, Aussie Homeloans.
Freelancing for different companies to develop design, branding and illustration projects just before graduating. Projects include: Rebrand & packaging for Marias Cookies, Edgar Allan Poe books covers, Veracruz Aquarium signage system. Clients include: La Italiana, Centro Veracruzano del Deporte, Acuario de Veracruz, Papeleria Papel.
Finalist artist to participate in the Wild Rhino project by Taronga Zoo and sponsored by Hotel Steyne: Painted a life-sized scale rhino sculpture for Sydney public art trail from February to April 2014.
Finalist artist to participate in the Hello Koalas project organised by Port Macquarie Hastings Council and sponsored by ABC Mid North Coast and Discover Magazine: Painted two 1m height koala sculptures for public art trail from September 2014 (Permanent exhibition).
Bridge Business College
C.E. Gestalt in Veracruz, Mexico
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Goya Torres (Gloria Torres) is a visual/street-artist based in between the Northern Beaches in Sydney and St. Ives in England, originally born in Mexico, who creates artwork with vivid characters in a figurative-surrealistic style with a profound narrative. Her practice moves towards blurring the separation line between fine arts, street-art and illustration in order to develop a visual contemporary language that reflects reality nowadays.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Goya Torres artistically draws inspiration from her Mexican heritage, traditions and culture, as well as nature, street art and pop surrealism. She predominately uses a mix traditional media such as oils, acrylics, spray-paint and printmaking techniques on canvas, paper and wood. She has also painted fiberglass sculptures for public art trails and murals.
After she relocated in Sydney five years ago, Goya Torres has been involved in group exhibitions, live-painting events, mural and public art projects. She has exhibited interstate in Australia and internationally in Mexico, Latino-america, USA and Germany. Some of her artwork is now part of private collections in Sydney, Melbourne and Mexico.
Early last year, Goya Torres participated in the Wild! Rhino project organised by Taronga Zoo where she painted a life size rhino sculpture in order to raise awareness about the rhino extinction which was exhibited in Manly Corso and then auctioned for $10,000 AUS with all earnings going towards saving the rhino from extinction in Africa.
Latest projects include the group exhibition "Cranium" and live-painting at the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing 2015 at the St George Bank Surf Wall alongside the best contemporary Sydney artists. She recently got selected to be part of a 6 months Artist-Studio Residency at the Warringah Creative Space in Curl Curl, Sydney until January 2016.
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