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Genesis “the Mayor” Torres

He is a curator, artist, and the Co-Director of Coordinates. His artistic practice involves the printed surface in a multi-disciplinary approach to address urban decay, social practice, and abstraction While attending Sacramento State, he is the project developer of the Sacramento State Public Art Map, is the founder of IMPACT, and was the President of the Print Club. He is a member of the California Society of Printmakers, Southern Graphics Council International, and had a curator residency at Faith J. McKinnie Gallery and Sacramento State.

Skills

  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Educator
  • Gallery Operator
  • Installation Management

Education

Sacramento State, B.F.A Studio Art. 2022

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Co-Director, Coordinates:Ice Pac, Sacramento, California. Present

Instructional Student Assistant, Department of Academic Affairs, California State University, Sacramento, California.
2021-Present

University Galleries Intern, California State University, Sacramento, California.
2021-Present

Curator, The Shadow Box at Faith J. McKinnie Gallery, Sacramento, California.
2021-2022

Ceramic Lab Assistant, American River College, Sacramento, California.
2015-2018

Gallery Attendant, Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento, California.
2017

EXHIBITION RECORD
   + Solo
++ Group  
Solo
+ Construction Pylon, R.W & Joyce Witt Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2022

+ Walls Translate Identity, The Shadowbox at Faith J. Mckinnie Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

+ Oneirology, R.W & Joyce Witt Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

Group
++ CSP:108th Annual Exhibition Piedmont Center of the Arts, Piedmont, California. 2022

++ Changing the Landscape, Twisted Track Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2022

++ Coordinates: Ice Pac, Sacramento, California. 2022

++ Community Connections, University Library Gallery, Sacramento, California, 2022

++ ICONS, U-create at Verge Center of the Arts, Sacramento, California, 2022

++ Aspiring Artist National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, California. 2021

++ Tomorrow Together, Union Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

++ Organic Flux, Union Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

++Collections and Collaborations: Printmaking and Art History students in conversation with the CSUS RCAF print collection, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021                                   

++ Internal Landscape, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, California.  2021                     

++ E Street Member Show, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021  

++ Studio Talks: After Hours Premiere Party: IMPACT Group Show, Dwellpoint, Sacramento, California. 2021

++Art Ball, Virtual Exhibition hosted by the CSUS College of Arts and Letters, Sacramento California. 2021

++ Annual Student Award Show 2021,(Certificate Award First Place) Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021  

++Un/Equal Freedoms: Expressions for Social Justice, The Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice (CRISJ), Sacramento, California. 2021

++ Climate Justice = Social Justice: Juried Student Art Exhibition, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021  

++ IMPRINTED Selections from Myrtle Press, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, California. 2021  

++ 4th Annual Paper & Clay, Tippetts & Eccles Galleries. Logan, Utah. 2021

++Art for the Heart, City of Sacramento Office of Arts & Culture, Sacramento State, and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. 2020       

++ Kahlo Collaboration: Repetition and Reinvention, Virtual Exhibition, Spring 2020 Student-Faculty Collaboration Grant from the CSUS College of Arts and Letters. 2020  

++ Artist Statement Zines, Virtual Exhibition, Spring 2020 Student-Faculty Collaboration Grant from the CSUS College of Arts and Letters. 2020

++ LocalColor: California/Indiana Virtual Exhibition, Spring 2020 Student-Faculty Collaboration Grant from the CSUS College of Arts and Letters. 2020

++ Annual Student Exhibition Competition, Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2018  

++ Daydream Festival, Latino Center of Art and Culture, Sacramento, California. 2017

++Achey Breaky Heart Show, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2016  

++ Exploring Art in Public Spaces, The Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2015  

 

CURATION 

Coordinates: Ice Pac, Sacramento, California, 2022.

ICONS, U-create at Verge Center of the Arts, Sacramento, California, 2022.

Aspiring Artist National Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, California. 2021

Collections and Collaborations: Printmaking and Art History students in conversation with
 the CSUS RCAF print collection”
, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

Mendy Bates Retrospective, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

Internal Landscape, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, California. 2021

Studio Talks: After Hours Premiere Party, Dwellpoint, Sacramento, California. 2021

Ephemera of a Virtual Campus, U-Create hosted by the CSUS Department of Art, Sacramento, California. 2021

Block Party, Virtual Event, host on Zoom. 2021

Kahlo Collaboration: Repetition and Reinvention, Virtual Exhibition, Spring 2020 Student-Faculty Collaboration Grant from the CSUS College of Arts and Letters. 2020
    

Lectures and Demonstrations

Large Format Monotype,
Northern California Arts Inc, Sacramento, California. 2022

The Art of Aging: Printmaking, Sacramento, California. 2022

SGCI Conference Our Shared Future: Open Portfolio, Madison, Wisconsin. 2022

Large Format Monotypes,
Northern California Arts Inc, Sacramento, California. 2021

Emerging Artists at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Festival of the Arts, CSUS. 2021

In Relation to Color, Student Research & Creative Activity Symposium, CSUS. 2021



Professional Print Exchange
Extraction: on the Margins” CSP Themed Portfolio, Curated by California Society of Printmakers, Upcoming. 2021

eMERGE Print Exchange and Exhibition, Curated by Erica Baraja, Upcoming. 2021

Art & Politics inside Capitalism, Curated by Shara Mercado Poole. 2020  

Publications and Media
Variable West “A Condemned Building Gets a Last Breath of Life Through Sacramento Artist” by Allie Haeusslein

The State Hornet “Multimedia Virtual Arty Exhibit to feature ‘Expressions for Social Justice‘ by Katerina Graziosi

“American River Review.” Volume 30, 2017. Pages 40, 101

Kaneko Gallery 2018 Calendar    

Special Projects
Loach EP Album – Moon Diver 2019
THE AMOEBA –Short Film 2018
Ceramic Mural – American River College 2018
Ceramic Mural – American River College 2015