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Bernardo Torrens

Bernardo Torrens

Bernardo Torrens

“Sandra IV”
2012
acrylic on wood
29 x 20 inches
“Monique I”
2004
acrylic on wood
20 x 20 inches
“Deyanira's Cap (La Gorra de Deyanaira)”

acrylic on wood
25 x 20"

Biography

BORN

1957
Madrid, Spain

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Paintings of Melania and Jesi, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2009
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2007
Galleria del Tasso, Bergamo, Italy
2005
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Galeria Marieschi, Milan, Italy
2002
Galeria Marieschi, Milan, Italy
Centro Cultural Contemporaneo Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1997
Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1993
Galeria Heller, Madrid, Spain
Meissner Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Art Miami 92, Galeria Heller, Miami, FL
Europ’Art, Galeria Heller, Ginebra, Switzerland
Art Asia, Galeria Heller, Hong Kong, China
1991
Galeria Heller, Madrid, Spain
1988
Galeria Heller, Madrid, Spain

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011-2012
Our Own Directions: The Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel Collection, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at MANA Art Center, Jersey City, NJ
Stand Still, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2011
Photorealism, Persterer Contemporary Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Expansion, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Summer Sweet, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2009
Figure8: Painting & Sculpture, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery
Small Works from Around the World, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery
2008
SPF 20 – Shades of Summer, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Unforeseen Reflections, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Painted Faces; Post Modern Portraits, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
“National Contemporary Realism,” M.A. Doran Gallery, Tusla, OK
2007
Photorealism Today, Plus One Gallery, London
“Iperrealisti” The European Photorealists, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY
2006
The Figure in American Painting and Drawing; 1985-2005, Ogunquit Museum
of American Art, Oqunquit, ME
2005
Tetralogia de la Natura: Terra, Galleria Marieschi, Milan, Italy
Arte Fiera Bolonia, Galeria Marieschi, Bologna, Italy
Winter in Blue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
2004
Vertical Arrangements, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Art Miami 04, Galeria Pelaires, Miami, FL
Tetralogia della Natura: Fuoco, Galerian Marieschi, Milan, Italy
Arte Fiera Bolonia, Galleria Marieschi, Bologna, Italy
ARCO 04, Galeria Pelaires, Madrid, Spain
Nudo, Galeria Forno, Bologna, Italy
Medioevo Prossimo Venturo, Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo, Italy
Art Shangai, Galeria Pelaires, Shangai
2003
Facing Reality, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Art Colonia, Galeria Pelaires, Germany
2002
Arte Feira Bolonia, Galeria Marieschi, Bolonia, Italy
ARCO, Galeria Pelaires, Madrid, Spain
Nuovo Realismo Spagnolo, Galeria Marieschi, Milan, Italy
2001
Tempus Fugit, Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, Spain
2000
Art Miami 2000, Sala Pelaires, Miami, FL
ARCO, Sala Pelaires, Madrid, Spain
De Spaanse Kunst, Wielemans-Huis, Brussels, Belgium
1999
Art Miami 99, Sala Pelaires, Miami, FL
ARCO, Sala Pelaires, Madrid, Spain
Art Frankfurt 99, Sala Pelaires, Frankfurt, Germany
Truth in Beauty, Beauty in Truth, Contemporary American Realism from the Seavest
Collection, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
1998
Art Miami 98, Sala Pelaires, Miami, FL
ARCO 98, Sala Pelaires, Madrid, Spain
Art Frankfurt 98, Sala Pelaires, Frankfurt, Germany
Col.lectiva d’estiu, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Realidad y Apariencia, Galeria Pelaires – Felanitx, Mallorca, Spain
Ciento y…Postalicas a Federico Garcia Lorca, Museo Postal y Telegrafico, Madrid
1997
Get Real.  Contemporary American Realism from the Seavest Collection, Duke
University, Durham, NC
Art Miami 97, Sala Pelaires, Miami, FL
ARCO 97, Sala Pelaires, Madrid, Spain
Art Frankfurt, Sala Pelaires, Frankfurt, Germany
Exposition Inaugural, Galeria Pelaires – Felanitx, Mallorca, Spain
1996
Realities II, The Art Alliance Gallery, New York, NY
Art Frankfurt, Sala Pelaires, Frankfurt, Germany
Camins de la Realitat, Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, Spain
Collectiva d’estiu, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1995
Art Miami 95, Galleria Heller, Miami, FL
Realities I, The Art Alliance Gallery, New York, NY
Col,lectiva d’estiu, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Representing Representation, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY
Realismos, Galeria Ansorena, Madrid, Spain
1994
Art Miami 94, Galeria Heller, Miami, FL
Realismos, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
Art New York, Galeria Heller, New York, NY
Col.lectiva d’estiu, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Four from Madrid, Contemporary Spanish Realism, Oglethorpe Museum, Atlanta, GA
1993
Art Miami 93, Galeria Heller, Miami, FL
Arij Gasiunasen Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Art Alliance Gallery, Washington, DC
1991
Colectiva de artistas de la galleria, Galeria Jorge Albero, Madrid, Spain
1990
Artistas de la galleria, Galeria Heller, Madrid, Spain
1989
Artistas Espanhois Contemporaneos, Galeria Alfami, Lisboa, Portugal
Decimo Aniversario de Galeria Mellado, Galeria Mellado, El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
Exestencia. 14 Maestros del Realismo, Caja de San Fernando, Sevilla, Spain
1988
IV Cita con el Dibujo, Galeria Alfama, Madrid, Spain
1987
III Cita con el Dibujo, Galeria Alfama, Madrid, Spain
Colectiva de Pequeno Formato, Galeria Sokoa, Madrid, Spain
1986
II Cita can el Dibujo, Galeria Alfama, Madrid, Spain
Colectiva de Pequino Formato, Galeria Sokia, Madrid, Spain

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
O’ Hern, John. “The Art of the Nude”, American Art Collector
Gokduman, Safak Gunes. “Ben Hep Kendimi Resmederim”, RHT Art Magazine (The Fine Arts Magazine of Turkey), March.
Press, Marina. Edited by Frank Bernarducci. Paintings of Melania and Jesi, Exhibition Catalogue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, ill.
2010
“Interview with Frank Bernarducci, featuring Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery”, Poets and Artists, Fall.
2009
Bernarducci, Frank. Bernardo Torrens: Beneath the Surface, Exhibition Catalogue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, ill
Cooper, James F. “Exhibitions: Bernardo Torrens”, American Arts Quarterly, February, p. 49, ill. col
2008
Painted Faces, Post-Modern Portraits, Exhibition Catalogue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, ill., col.
“Painted Faces; Contemporary Portraits,” American Art Collector, February, pp. 144-147, ills. col.
Malberti, Claudio. Bernardo Torrens: Pintura, Galleria del Tasso Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy.
2007
Photorealism Today, Exhibition Catalogue, Plus One Gallery, London, col. ills.
2006
The Figure in American Painting and Drawing 1985-2005, Exhibition Catalogue, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, p. 16, ill. col.
American Arts Quarterly, Winter 2006, p. 47 – 49, ill. col.
2005
Alessandra Redaelli, “Architetture della Mente”, Arte,  pp. 117-121, illus.
American Art Collector, Premier issue, article., ills.
Cairns, Holly and Jane Monti. Bernardo Torrens: Recent Paintings, Exhibition Catalogue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
Calendar, New York Sun, Weekend issue, Oct. 7, ill., col.
2004
Sciaccaluga, Maurizio. Bernardo Torrens: Monumenti di Carne, Galleria Marieschi: Milano.
2002
Agazzani, Alberto and Baltasar Porcel. Torrens: Agost 2002, Pelaires, Centre Cultural Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
1997
Baltasar, Basilio. Bernardo Torrens: Paintings and Drawings, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. November.
1992
Tajahuerce, Isabel. Torrens: The Spirit of Reality, Heller, Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain.

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

Portrait of the former President of the Spanish Parliament, Mr. Felix Pons

Bernardo Torrens Biography

Bernardo Torrens