Torrie Groening is a Vancouver based artist. She studied printmaking at Emily Carr College of Art + Design and is an alumna of The Banff Centre Visual Arts department. She is a photographer who works with drawing, painting and printmaking. Making use of new and traditional technologies Groening creates installations and photographs that reflect on a personal investment in the peripheral material of the artists studio. Culling from her own collections she constructs elaborate still life scenes representative of a multi-linear and often auto-fictive narrative.
Groening has exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally. Her work is collected by significant public institutions including Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and Palm Springs Museum. Groening has held teaching positions at University of Victoria, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Open Studio, Toronto and University of Guelph, Ontario.