Nina Torr born 1987, is an artist/illustrator based in Pretoria. After obtaining her BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York in 2010, Torr returned to South Africa to further expand on her artistic practice. Torr frequently participates in various exhibitions and is a lecturer in illustration at the Open Window. Torr has to date had seven solo exhibitions, the most recent "Left Field" was hosted at NO END Contemporary in JHB.
Torr’s work explores mental landscapes inhabited by characters pursuing a journey of sorts. Her images imply open-ended narratives that invite the viewer to participate and engage with them on a personal level.
Torr’s illustrations have been featured in local publications such as Essie Letterpress’ Artist’s Almanac, the Bat Butt Zine and iJusi. She has also produced prints in collaboration with Black River Studio as part of the 50ty/50ty Prints range, lithographs with The Artist's Press and monotypes with David Krut Projects. Torr frequently exhibits at In Toto Gallery (JHB), 99 Loop (CT) and NO END Contemporary (JHB).
She is currently completing her MTech at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.