BIO

Tory Erpenbeck is an illustrator from the Cincinnati area. Tory creates cartoon drawings with pop-surrealist and fantasy undertones. Tory received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2015. Using both traditional and digital media, he makes work influenced by extraterrestrials, tarot, magic, and mythology. He seeks to raise questions about reality, different dimensions, and the ethereal energies of the universe. 

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EDUCATION


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration
Art Academy of Cincinnati, 2011-2015


PUBLICATIONS & PRINTED MEDIA
 

INDIE SOLEIL MAGAZINE
October 2017
A drawing was printed in an issue of an online and printed magazine
www.indiesoleil.com

INTERSEKT
November 2016
Illustrated a page of issue #3 of an independently printed zine.

THREAT N INK
November 2016
Illustrated a page of issue #7 of an independent zine.

FOR A BETTER WORLD - Saad Ghosn
May 2015
Created a drawing that illustrated a poem and was printed in an anthology of poems and art.

THE NAVIFLOWER MURDER
April 2015
Graphic novel written, illustrated, and published by Tory Erpenbeck

THE LAST HUMAN
April 2014
Graphic novel written, illustrated, and published by Tory Erpenbeck

BABY ARMS
October 2013
Collaborated with other artists to illustrate a poem in a book


FREELANCE & Professional Experience
 

SPARKBOX STUDIOS
Residency
September 2017
Picton, ON, Canada

  • Completed a two week artist residency

THE WHOLE CHILD PEDIATRICS
Web Designer
February 2017-Current  
Florence, KY

Responsibilities:

  • Creating and designing a website which brings in new clients to the company

  • Taking and editing photographs of the office and staff

  • Maintaining and updating the website

  • Designing marketing images and graphics which created a more modern feel for the company
     

ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI
Community Art Educator
June 2014-Present
Cincinnati, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching art classes to groups of between 3-25 students. Ages of these students ranges from 5-18 years

  • Making original lesson plans which engage students' creativity and learning

  • Classes include Cartooning & Comic Drawing, Life Drawing, and Intro to Photoshop
     

DETERS INK
Apparel Designer
Ft. Wright, KY
Aug. 2015-May 2017

Responsibilities:

  • Creating attractive designs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to be sold

  • Preparing files to be printed onto apparel
     

SHIRONEKO VISUAL NOVELS
September-November 2015
Illustrator, Edgewood, KY

TRIHEALTH HAND SURGERY CLINIC
January 2015
Photo Editor, Cincinnati, OH

PROCTER & GAMBLE
October 2014
Live Brainstorming Artist, Cincinnati, OH

ARTWORKS
Apprentice for Licking River Project
Cincinnati, OH
June 2014-August 2014

TWEETER RATER
December 2014
Illustrator, Cincinnati, OH


exhibitions

CONCEPTION ART SHOW
June 2017
Chicago, IL

"SPRING EXHIBITION"
THE DAM LITTLE ART GALLERY

April 2017
Boulder City, NV

"ALL WOMEN"
CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY ONLINE
February 2017-March 2017

LOLA’S COFFEE BAR
September 2016
Cincinnati, OH

“ELSEWHERE”
PEARLMAN GALLERY

 April 2015
Cincinnati, OH 

“MINUMENTALS”
ART ACADEMY OF CINCNINATI

February 2015
Cincinnati, OH 

“WHAT MAKES THE REINDEER FLY”
LLOYD LIBRARY

January 2013  
Cincinnati, OH 

“OVER THE RHINE”
CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
 
April 2013
Cincinnati, OH 


additional skills

Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)

Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Traditional art skills (drawing, painting)

Advanced knowledge of social media

Marketing skills