Tori Purcell
New Publication by Oranbeg Press
I'm excited to be part of Oranbeg Press's new series of artist book publications. As of Late: Tori Purcell was published in October 2017 and will be released at the Boston Art Book Fair, which runs from October 20-22, 2017.
Oranbeg Press
Boston Art Book Fair
Current Exhibition at Periphery Space
I am excited to have photographic and video works including in Up-Root at Periphery Space in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Exhibition runs from October 21-November 18, 2017. Up-Root is curated by Donna Troy Cleary and Tiffany Smith.
Periphery Space
Upcoming Exhibition
Upcoming solo exhibition at MRC in Charlottesville, Virginia; June 2017
Music Resource Center
I am excited to announce a screening of my recent video piece bota aire at Bondwerx in Brooklyn, NY on February 5, 2017.
Page Bond Gallery
A selection of my series who came before is on view at Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia as part of VIEW FIND 6. Jan. 20 - Feb. 25, 2017.
Page Bond Gallery
New Museum
The group Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter created a site specific installation in the New Museum in New York City. The artist group put out a massive call for images that represent JOY. A video I put together of my daughter jumping on the bed was included!
new museum
Recent Publication
Collaborative book project, Vindicated by God: Snapshots of Louisa, County, Virginia for the Eye and Ear with poet, Denny Burnette, was recently published in August 2014. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can email me at
new video piece
Check out my latest video piece, Games We Used to Play, in the video section of the site.

Games We Used to Play
museum of americana
museum of americana, a literary review, featured Deep Fried South photographs
museum of americana
2012 Solo Exhibition at NARS Foundation
Tori's exhibition entitled (Ex)change opens on March 17, 2012 at NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, New York. The work was selected by Nat Trotman, Associate Curator for the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

NARS Foundation
Tori's Race Rubric was recently in the Intimate Works Exhibition at the Brooklyn Artists Gym. The show closed on August 22, 2011.
Tori's Neither Here body of work was exhibited at Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan in April 2011. Relations opened on April 8, 2011.

Buckham Gallery
Flint Journal
Moment Magazine- PUBLICATION
Tori will have several photographs from Havana, Cuba published in the Photography Quarterly, Moment. The edition of Moment was released in April 2011.
Louisa Arts Center - SOLO EXHIBITION
Tori had a solo exhibition of her newest series Deep Fried South at the Louisa Arts Center in Louisa, Virginia. The show opened on September 24, 2010 and was on display through November 26, 2010.
Center for Documentary Studies/ Daylight Magazine Hosted Event- RECENT EXHIBITION
Tori's photography was included in a one-night only photography exhibition hosted by The Center for Documentary Studies and Daylight Magazine at Golden Belt in Durham, North Carolina. The exhibition took place on June 11, 2010.

CDS event
Tori had three pieces from her ID series selected to be part of the Borders Exhibition at Root Division in San Francisco. Borders was curated by Julio Cesar Morales of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Lucy K. Lin of the San Francisco Arts Commission. Borders will be on display at Root Division from July 7- July 28, 2010 with an opening reception on July 10, 2010.

Root Division
Studio Visit Magazine- PUBLICATION
Tori has a two-page spread of images from her Neither Here series featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 10, was released in May, 2010. Studio Visit Magazine is published by Open Studios Press in Boston, MA.

studio visit magazine

climate/ gallery - EXHIBITION
Tori recently had two pieces from her ID series on exhibit as part of the group show, Re-fuse/ Re:use, Tabletop Assemblage at climate/ gallery in Long Island City, New York. The exhibit ran from May 8- May 23, 2010 with an opening reception on May 8 from 6-9pm.

Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat- GROUP EXHIBITION
Tori's pieces National Texts I and National Texts II from her ID series were selected to be part of the Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video & Performance Exhibition at Ohio University's Seigfred Gallery in Athens, Ohio. Photographer Kelli Connell was the Juror for this exhibition.

Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat will be on display from January 12- February 18th, 2010 with an opening reception from 6-8pm on January 12.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey- GROUP EXHIBITION
Tori's piece Nuestra Casa from her Neither Here series was selected to be part of the 24th Annual International Juried Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, New Jersey. The show was juried by Susan Kismaric, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

The Exhibition will be on display from January 15 - March 19, 2010. An Opening Reception will be held on January 15 from 6-8pm.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey