Dani Torvik


Through methods inspired by Abstract Expressionism, Dani Torvik creates in her paintings
dreamscapes that integrate visuals gathered from her immediate surroundings, memories from
lived-in environments, impressions of architecture, and references to her own flesh and body.
Architectural forms represent her need for structure and balance, and her personal search for
social, geographical, and cultural belonging. Born in Santa Cruz in 1989, Torvik is a Bay Area
based artist who received her Pictorial Arts BFA from San Jose State University in 2017 and her
Studio Arts MFA from UC Davis in 2021.