Virginia Rose Torrence

Virginia Rose Torrence

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Courtesy Wasserman Projects
Artist: Virginia Rose Torrence
Title: Untitled (Portrait)
Found objects in resin
44.75" x 30"
Location: 2nd Fl. 


Virginia Rose Torrence was born in 1991 in Midland, MI. She received her BFA from The College for Creative Studies in 2013 and her MFA from Alfred University in 2016. She currently lives and works in Hamtramck, MI where she and her husband, Henry Crissman founded “Ceramics School” – a community art school and artist residency. 

"Untitled (Portrait)" is part of a larger body of work, composed from curated daily remnants and found objects which are cast into and encapsulated within slabs of resin. The objects comprise fragmented scenes that point to still-lifes and portrait paintings. Torrence is drawn towards the presence of absence within these art forms, the representations of remnants of life, and the desire those vestiges provoke. 


Wasserman Projects is a contemporary art space, established in 2012 and housed in a former firehouse in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market since 2015. Wasserman Projects works with artists from across disciplines and around the world to present exhibitions and performances that will spark a discourse on art, but also cultural, social, or political issues, which are particularly active and timely in Detroit. Guided by a spirit of collaboration, Wasserman Projects seeks to facilitate meaningful visual and performing arts experiences, promote creative and economic growth in our community, and help artists bring to fruition new projects that may not otherwise be possible.