Vince Torano
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Education

1994          Ohio University - Athens, Ohio; MFA in Painting
1976          California State University at San Diego - San Diego, California; MA in Painting
1974          California State University at San Diego - San Diego, California; BA in Painting

Teaching Appointment

1997 -        Associate Professor, Tenure
                  Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Exhibitions

2006           Juxtaposition, Berkeley Art Center - Denver, Colorado
2006           Juried Exhibition, Art Source Gallery - Boise, Idaho
2006           27th Annual Paper in Particular National, Columbia College - Columbia Missouri
2006           Go Figure, National Juried Exhibition, MFA City Gallery - Baltimore Maryland
2006           Beaux and Eros, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont - California
2005           Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College – Chicago Heights, Illinois
2005           Santa Cruz Art League, Material Instinct – Santa Cruz, California
2005           Art Source Gallery – Boise, Idaho
2005           Westmorland Arts and Heritage Festival - Latrobe, Pennsylvania
2005           Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center – Birmingham, Michigan
2005           Gallery 510 – Decatur, Illinois
2005           Liturical Art Guild – Columbus, Ohio
2005           Alder Gallery - Coburg, Oregon
2004           Saginaw State University  - Saginaw, Michigan
2004           Muskegon Museum of Art - Muskegon, Michigan
2004           Great Plains National - Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
2004           Union Street Gallery - Chicago Heights, Illinois
2004           Epic Center, Arts Council - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2003           Santa Cruz Art League, American Figurative Art - Santa Cruz, California
2003           The Arts Castle, Delaware County Cultural Arts Center-Delaware, Ohio
2003           Saginaw Art Museum-Saginaw, Michigan
2003           Epic Center, Arts Council - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2003           Fred R. Kline Gallery, www.klinegallery.com - Santa Fe, New Mexico
2003           Heuser Art Center Gallery, Bradley University - Peoria, Illinois
2003           Lansing Art Museum  - Lansing, Michigan
2003           Schumacher Gallery, Capital University - Columbus, Ohio
2003           Meridian Gallery, Lexington Art League -  Lexington Kentucky
2003           Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum - Coshocton, Ohio
2002           Shawnee State University -  Portsmith, Ohio
2002           Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula Art School -  Fish Creek, Wisconsin
2002           Chung-Cheng Art Museum-St. Johns University-Jamaica, New York
2002           Saginaw Art Museum-Saginaw, Michigan
2002           University Gallery, Pittsburg State University--Pittsburg, Kansas
2002           Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, Michigan
2002           Gallery Northwest, Indiana University  - Gary, Indiana
2002           McDonough Museum of Art - Youngstown, Ohio
2001           Coutts Museum - El Dorado, Kansas
2001           Opensewer - Internet Exhibition, International
2001           Limner Gallery - New York, New York
2001           Saginaw Art Museum - Saginaw, Michigan
2001           Lansing Art Gallery - Lansing, Michigan
2001           University of Texas at Tyler -Tyler, Texas
2001           Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation - Watkinsville, Georgia
2001           Central Wyoming College -  Riverton, Wyoming
2001           Muskegon Community College - Muskegon, Michigan
2001           Millworks Gallery - Akron, Ohio
2001           Firelands College, Bowling Green State University -  Huron, Ohio
2001           Carnegie Center for the Arts - Three Rivers, Michigan
2000           Irving Sandeler Artists File, Slide Registry and Artists Space - New York, NY
2000           Wichita Center for the Arts -Wichita, Kansas
2000           University Gallery, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
2000           A. R. Mitchell Museum - Trinidad, Colorado
2000           Hunter Museum of American Art - Chattanooga, Tennessee
2000           Holter Museum of Art - Helena, Montana
2000           North Central College -  Naperville, Illinois
2000           Muskegon Museum of Art - Muskegon, Michigan
2000           Birmingham/ Bloomfield Art Association - Birmingham, Michigan
2000           Gallery II, Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
1999           Marietta College Gallery - Marietta, Ohio
1999           Western Michigan University, Dalton Center - Kalamazoo, MI
1999           Ann Arbor Art Association - Ann Arbor, Michigan
1999           Holland Area Arts Council - Holland, Michigan
1999           Light, Gas and Water Gallery - Memphis, Tennessee
1999           Brea Civic and Cultural Center Gallery - Los Angeles, California
1998           University of Michigan, Gallery - Flint, Michigan
1998           Rockford Art Museum - Rockford, Illinois
1998           Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Association - Birmingham, Michigan
1998           Kalamazoo Institute of Arts - Kalamazoo, Michigan
1997           Western Michigan University, Dalton Center - Kalamazoo, MI
1997           Susan Cummins Gallery - Mill Valley, California
1997           Central Washington University Gallery - Ellensburg, WA
1996           Berea College  - Berea, Kentucky
1996           Carnegie Art Center - Covington, Kentucky
1996           The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center - Port Angeles, Washington
1996           Yakima Arts Gallery - Yakima, Washington
1996           Bellevue Art Museum - Bellevue, Washington
1996           Gallery One - Ellensburg, Washington
1995           Morehead State University - Morehead, Kentucky
1995           The Water Tower Gallery - Louisville, Kentucky
1995           Carnegie Art Center - Covington, Kentucky
1994           Ralston Fine Art - Johnson City, Tennessee
1994           Sinclair College - Dayton, Ohio
1993           Ohio University, Seigfred Gallery  - Athens,
1992           Dairy Barn Cultural Art Center - Athens, Ohio
1991           Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
1991           Central Missouri State University - Warrensburg, Missouri
1990           Clark State College - Springfield, Ohio
1982           Solano College Gallery - Solano, California
1980           Thomas Babeor Gallery - La Jolla, California
1979           San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, California
1978           New Space Gallery - Los Angeles, California

Fellowships / Residencies

2004           Virginia Center for the Creative Arts - Amherst, Virginia
2001           Vermont Studio Center Residency  - Johnson, Vermont
2000           Japan Studies Institute, Sasakawa Fellowship
2000           American Association of State Colleges and Universities -Washington DC
1997           The J. William Fulbright Research Fellowship to Florence and Rome
                   The J. William Fulbright Foundation - New York/Rome

Honors / Awards

2006           Award of Excellence
                   Art Source Gallery - Boise, Idaho
2005           Sabbatical
                   Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, Michigan
2005           Best of Show
                   Gallery 510 - Decatur, Illinois
2004           Provost Faculty Development Award
                   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2004           Faculty Development Award, School of Art
                   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2004           Second Place, Union Street Gallery
                   Chicago Heights - Illinois
2004           Fellowship
                   Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Amherst - Virginia
2003           American Figure Award
                   Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California
2002           Media Award in Painting - All Area 2002
                   Saginaw Art Museum-Saginaw, Michigan
2001           Travel Grant
                   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2001           Faculty Development Grant
                   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2001           First Place - Celebrating the Figure
                   Lansing Art Gallery - Lansing Michigan
2001           Artist’s Grant
                   Vermont Studio Center - Johnson, Vermont
2000           Japan Studies Institute, Kawakawa Fellowship
                   American Association of State Colleges and Universities - Washington DC
2000           Research Development Award
                   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
2000           Best of Category, Patron Award
                   A. R. Mitchell Museum - Trinidad, Colorado
1999           Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund Award
                   Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
1998           Best of Show - Small Format Show
                   Kalamazoo Institute of Arts - Kalamazoo, Michigan
1997           The J. William Fulbright Research Fellowship
                   Research Grant to Paint in Florence and Rome Italy
1997           Central Washington University Travel Grant
                   Grant to assist in travel while in Florence and Rome Italy
1996           Adams Award
                   Gallery One - Ellensburg, Washington
1992           Liquitex Excellence in Art Award
                   Ohio University - Athens Ohio
1990           Student Excellence Award
                   Fourth Annual Art Exhibit, Clark State Gallery - Springfield, Ohio

Lectures

2002           Lecture/Presentation, Restlessness and Identity in my work
                   Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
2002           Lecture/Presentation, Restlessness and Identity in my work
                   Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio
2001           Contemporary Ideas in Art, A Personal View
                   Shawnee State University – Portsmith, Ohio                                    
2001           Intertextuality, Project in Painting
                   Marshall University – Huntington, West Virginia
                   Portage Northern High School, Portage, Michigan
2001           BGSU, Firelands, Huron Ohio
2000           Faces of the Enemy: Symbols of Power and Domination
                   Japan Studies Institute, California State University at San Diego, San Diego, CA
2000           Aspects of Color in Painting
                   Portage Central High School, Portage, Michigan
1998           Lecture/Presentation, The Renaissance Body in My Work
                   Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
1998           Lecture/Presentation,The Renaissance Body in My Work
                   Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
1995           Guest Speaker, Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA
                   Faces of the Enemy: Symbols of Power and Domination in Art

Works Cited

2001           Mary Ann Hall, Torano exhibit melds myth, realities
                   Sandusky Register, November 2
2000           Amy Sult, Torano/Stroh show proves thought provoking
                   Kalamazoo Gazette, January 16
2000           Celeste Dodson, Two WMU art Prof. address social issues in joint show
                   Kalamazoo Gazette, January 16
1999           Go West
                   Ann Arbor Art Center News, September
1999           Roger Green, Area artists miss their mark in Go West
                   Gazette News Service, September
1998           Linda S. Mah, WMU assistant Prof. wins KIA show
                   Kalamazoo Gazette, March 8
1998           Review of Exhibition
                   Marietta Sentinal, March
1998           Teresa Assenzo, Critics Picks
                   Kalamazoo Gazette, December 27
1998           Amy Sult, WMU faculty show has strong, coherent flow
                   Kalamazoo Gazette, November 8
1998           Christopher R. Young, Two people exhibit in art spotlight at UM
                   The Flint Journal, October 4
1997           The Daily Record, CWU art professor to visit Italy as Fulbright Scholar
                   The Daily Record, February 13
1997           Eveleth Green, Winners in Gallery One is Open Show Announced
                   The Daily Record, March
1997           Joshua Cooly, Art professors exhibit work
                   The Observer, January16
1997           On Center
                   Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

Public / Private Collections

Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
Newspace Gallery - Los Angeles, California
various private collections