In the exhibition “Misfit Children: Landscapes and Creatures from the Mind of Jennifer Torres”, Jennifer Torres uses her creations to express the biographical narrative about her place in the world and the connection between environmental and social issues. In this particular collection, Torres calls these sculptors her “misfit army” and “weirdo children”.
“My work aims to discover the place of the weirdo/outcast/anomaly in all of this and how the idea of contrast is actually a unifying paradigm in life as well as art,” says Torres.
Torres currently lives in Hattiesburg, MS where she has her studio and teaches sculpture and ceramics as a tenured professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. She has had many exhibits of her sculptures and installations around the country and has won a number of awards and commissions.