Ian Torney is a painter and teacher, who is New England born-and-bred and where he has always lived and worked, and who has also studied and traveled extensively in Europe.
Mr. Torney has been an independent school arts educator for nearly four decades: he began his career with five years of service at the Pomfret School, CT; followed by 20 years at St. Paul’s School, NH where he served as both the Fine Arts Program Director and Arts Division Head - and including a term exchange at Eton College, UK; and in 2012 he returned to his alma-mater Milton Academy to serve as the Chair of the Visual Arts Program. Mr. Torney also currently serves as the Co-President of the Independent School Art Instructors Association.
Mr. Torney holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College, a Master of Arts in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Boston; and he has participated in several summer residencies, most notably: the New York Studio School; the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO; the Humberside School of Art and Design in Hull, England; and at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.
Mr. Torney maintains a studio in his home in Jackson, NH where he enjoys a magnificent view of Mt. Washington out his studio window. He actively exhibits his work annually, and is represented by the Hurricane Mountain Design Gallery of North Conway, NH. See www.iantorneyfineart.com for additional information.