Meet the Artist

Toronto Based Artist | Abstract Paintings

Nik Torres is a Toronto based, Colombian/Canadian mixed media artist. She explores her self-healing journey through harmonizing abstract narratives that aid her in reconciling with her trauma, cultural hybridity, and lead her through a new path of sobriety. Her vulnerability seeks to destigmatize conversations surrounding mental health and addiction. Her work creates subtle voices of serenity, and harmony that can resonate with viewers who are aiming to reconcile with their own internal struggles.

Torres holds an MA in Education, where she focused on creative poetic inquiry to analyze immigrants’ struggles into the US and Canada, a BEd, and a BA in Visual Arts. She has worked with other creative mediums throughout her life; photography, poetry, and digital installations amongst others. In 2019 she took her art career full-time, after 9 years in the education field.

Nik Torres Designs Signature in 18K Gold

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

September 2021 ArtWalk in the Square
Art Fair, Artists’ Network, Toronto, Ontario (forthcoming)

 

August 2021 Riverdale ArtWalk
In-person Art Fair, Artists’ Network, Toronto, Ontario

 

June 2021 Riverdale ArtWalk
Online Art Fair, Artists’ Network, Toronto, Ontario

 

May 2021 Summertime Memories
Group Show, Kefi Art Gallery, Online



March 2021 From Women’s Eye
Group Show, Kefi Art Gallery, Online

 

September-October 2020 ArtWalk in the Square
Art Fair, Artists’ Network, Toronto, Ontario

 

September-October 2020 ArtWalk in the Square Preview
Selected Works, Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

September 2020 Alumni & Residents Group Show
Group Exhibition, Collision Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

July 2020 Emerald II
Group Exhibition, Envision Art Show, Online

June 2020 Riverdale ArtWalk
Art Fair, Artists’ Network, Toronto, Ontario

March 2020 Residents Group Show
Group Exhibition, Collision Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

February 2020 Finding Love
Group Exhibition, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

January 2020 Art Box V
Live Painting and Group Show, Abstract Gallery International, Mississauga, Ontario

November-December 2019 Beauty Reflections
Group Show, 1017 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

November 2019 Annual Member’s Group Show
Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

November 2019 Art Box IV
Live Painting and Group Show, Art Box Events, Toronto, Ontario

November 2019 Small Cures
Art Sale and Fundraiser, The Burroughes, Toronto, Ontario

 

RESIDENCIES

March-August 2020
Collision Gallery x Akin Project, Toronto, Ontario

 

WORKSHOPS

2020 Alcohol Ink Workshop

1017 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 

2020 Alcohol Ink Workshop

Old Town Toronto Art Festival, Toronto, Ontario