Artist Profile - Tory Franklin

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Tory Franklin

Tory Franklin Profile Photo
2012 GAP Award2003 EDGE Professional Development Program

Discipline

Visual

Surrogate Automata, video projection on hand printed wallpaper, cut Tyvek, framed mirrors, 12ft x 16ft x 30ft, 2007.

Manitoba Mating Ball, cut vinyl on freight elevator, 10ft x 8ft, 2009.

The Firebird, digital print on cut PVC, cut Tyvek, cut window vinyl, 12ft x 13ft x 9ft, 2010.

image from tales of two sisters. 15 foot tall vinyl girl with welded tresses

Tory Franklin’s (Seattle) narrative work incorporates a diverse amount of media unified with her use of pattern, print and scale. She created temporary installations inspired by fairy-tales for Storefronts Seattle, SoundTransit, The VERA Project and Spaceworks Tacoma. Currently she is designing cut vinyl window theaters for The Renton Arts Commission, Storefronts Auburn and Storefronts Seattle.

Tory received a BFA in 2000 from Cornish and an MFA in 2007 from Rutgers. She is the Drawing Studio Supervisor at Cornish and volunteers her screen printing knowledge for The VERA Project and Short Run Seattle.

Tory received a 2012 GAP to purchase a portable vinyl plotter. This machine will then be used to create temporary installations for Storefronts Seattle, Storefronts Auburn and the City of Renton. The installations pieces transform vacant commercial spaces into points of interest for the neighborhoods. 

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