Tori Benz

Tori Benz lives and works in Perth, W.A.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at Curtin University of Technology in 2000, returning in 2002 to complete Honours. 

Working from a collection of inherited family films and photography, and from her own experiences with motherhood, Benz’s works create paused moments that tease out the everyday tensions and possibilities that domestic relationship can evoke.

Benz’s works are intended to exploit the tactility of traditional drawing and painting materials and techniques. Cultivating a tentative viewpoint, she employs these materials in a manner so that meaning and material can simultaneously reference completeness and trace, absence and presence, whilst exploring various aspects of the ubiquitous nature of her subject matter. In doing this she hopes to explore motherhood beyond commodified and simplistic pictorial representations.

Benz is a Sessional Academic and Technical Officer in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Enquiry at Curtin University.

Curriculum Vitae

Tori-Benz-CV-2020.doc (doc 40kB)

Exhibitions

  • Wed 08 Jul - Fri 07 Aug 2020 'Refrain. Reflect. Reset (Art in the Time of Corona)'

    A group exhibition exploring the artists' experience of the  Corona enforced period of lockdown and isolation. Featuring Kathryn Haug, Mardi Crocker, Alex Maciver, Sue Leeming, Wade Taylor, Di Cubitt, Denise Pepper, Britt Mikkelsen, Ayad Alqaragholli, Liam Dee, Marcia Espinosa, Michelle Hyland, Alana McVeigh, Tori Benz, Jarrad Martyn, Shana James, Ellen Norrish and Lindsay Harris.


Works

TORI BENZ - Still (study no. 2)

TORI BENZ - Still (study no. 2)

oil on canvas 2020, 40 x 30 x 4.5cm

$1,250.00
TORI BENZ - Vessel (study no. 1)

TORI BENZ - Vessel (study no. 1)

graphite on watercolour paper 2020, 42 x 29.7cm (unframed size)

$1,250.00
TORI BENZ - Vessel (study no. 2)

TORI BENZ - Vessel (study no. 2)

oil on canvas 2020, 40 x 30 x 4.5cm

$1,250.00
TORI BENZ - Still (study no. 1)

TORI BENZ - Still (study no. 1)
sold

graphite on watercolour paper 2020, 42 x 29.7cm (unframed size) 

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