Gallery 224 presents,
Stop down by our windows in the month of June to see the artwork of ARTservancy Artist Resident, Tori Tasch.
This exhibition features artwork inspired by
supported by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.
Tori Tasch loves to create. Her studio processes combine hand papermaking, printmaking, and book arts techniques. Making art gives shape and meaning to her life. She supported artists as a mentor resident at RedLine Milwaukee for 7 years and taught at St. Bruno’s Parish School 10 years. In addition, Tasch has been a resident artist at the Lynden Sculpture Garden and OSUMA.
Participating in residency programs allows her to fulfill the need to work in the studio with the need to be involved.Tasch is currently an artist in residence at Studio 224, State Board Treasurer of Wisconsin Visual Artists and Past President of Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art. Through WVA and MATA she supports the arts by engaging in the efforts to present exhibitions, programs and workshops by/for artists and the community. Tasch’s sculptural books have been exhibited extensively throughout the US, in addition to Japan, Mexico and Canada.
Her work is included in private collections at the Brooklyn Art Library, UW-Milwaukee Special Collections, and the Saitama Art Museum. She received a BFA from Carroll College with additional studies at Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts. She lives in Merton with her husband and dog. When she isn’t teaching or pulling a print she enjoys gardening, bike rides, reading, travel, stamp collecting, and yoga.
My current book series is inspired by Schoofs Preserve where I am doing a one-year residency with ARTservancy. When I discovered that this charming piece of land is a Monarch Way Station it inspired me to create a butterfly per day to raise awareness to the loss of biodiversity. The natural world thrives on complexity. I hope others will be inspired to make small changes and begin their commitment by planting natives that provide nectar in their yards, minimizing pesticide use, and providing a source of water for wildlife.