I Cover the Waterfront, Jonathan Frost Gallery, September 1 – 30, 2017, Rockland, ME
Revisiting Arcadia, Contemporary Landscapes, The Peckham & Shenkman Galleries @ ArtsWestchester, July 16 – Aug 29, 2015, White Plains, NY
Leo Brooks & Michael Torlen: From the Ocean’s Edge, Jonathan Frost Gallery, June 5 – 30, 2015, Rockland, ME
35th National Print Exhibition, Artlink, April 24 – May 27, 2015, Fort Wayne, IN
Kindered, Center for Contemporary Prinmaking, January 17 – March 15, 2015, Norwalk, CT
Watercolor NOW! 2014 WHS Small Works Exhibition, Mabee Gallery, August 18 – September 19, 2014, Canton, MO
The Unfailing Muse, Monhegan, Archipelago Gallery, June 27-August 31, 2014, Rockland ME
Monhegan Quadricentenniel Exhibition, Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME, July-August 2014
Michael Torlen, Selections from Seamarks was on view at ArtLab78, 516 East 78th Street, New York, NY from February 1-21, 2014.
Are The Stars, an 8 x 10 inch vinyl acrylic painting from the Dancer series, by Michael Torlen was included in Kenise Banes Fine Art “We (heart) Art” exhibition, February, 2014 in Larchmont, NY.
Torlen’s article “Hit with a brick: The teachings of Hoyt L. Sherman,” appeared recently in Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, Volume 2/ Number 3. The article discusses the unique pedagogy of Torlen’s mentor, Professor Hoyt Sherman at The Ohio State University.
Michael Torlen Seamarks: 2006-2012, a selection of works from Songs for My Father and Sanger Fra Mor was exhibited in the Fisher Hall Gallery, Horace Mann School, Riverdale NY, February 7- March 15, 2013.
MAPS, Miranda Arts Project Space exhibited selections from Torlen’s Dancer suite (from a suite of 60 recent monotypes) along with work of seven artist who have participated in Torlen’s critique group, in Solidary/Solitary:The Artist at Work, February 16- March 16, 2013.
Torlen’s article, “EYEWITNESS: Reflections on Richard Artschwager’s Untitled, 1971″ appeared in ARTSEEN, the Brooklyn Rail, December 2012-January 2013 online edition. It is available on line at “Brooklyn Rail/Torlen.”
Two monotypes from Torlen’s recent “Dancer’s” series were selected for inclusion in Prints USA 2011, the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri.
The Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri also purchased Torlen’s watercolor/gouche, Hot Fat, for its permanent collection, from the exhibition Watercolor USA 2011.
Last Gasp, a monotype from Torlen’s recent series Twenty Forty Eight, was exhibited in American Impressions, a Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.
IPCNY NEW PRINTS 2010/Summer: HEAT July 13-August 13, 2010 included Torlen’s monotype Dead in the Water. The essayist and curator, Deborah Chaney, wrote ” Literal references to heat include some more obvious but impactful imagery, like fire. This is skillfully exemplified in Michael Torlen’s monotype Dead in the Water with an image of a boat exploding in flames as the victims below–with their glowing auras–sink helplessly into the murky water.”