bio / cv

VC Torneden is a visual artist who works in multiple mediums. Her art explores various themes related to the human condition, especially psychological and emotional ties with each other and the world around us.

Through both analogue and digital techniques, VC Torneden’s photography most often explores themes of isolation, memory, divinity and mortality. Building on a travel heavy background and a fascination with vanishing Americana, she frequently uses location specific photography to convey these themes.

VC Torneden’s work has been featured in various publications and displayed in multiple galleries. Her formal training in the arts began in early childhood and extended into study as a young adult at the University of New Orleans and Memphis College of Art. Her background includes education and work experience in painting, illustration, advertising design, and photography.

She works from a home studio in rural Oklahoma where she lives with her husband and two beautiful children.  

Current Exhibitions

Dec. 3 2021 – Jan. 29 2022

Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography Current Works 2021 (group exhibition)
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Recent Solo Exhibitions

Dec. 2016


Aug. 2016

Circus (photography exhibit)
The Art Space OKC, Oklahoma City OK

Ghost Towns (photography exhibit)
Red Dirt Gallery OK, Piedmont OK

Recent Group Exhibitions

Jan. 2022

Dec. 2021

Nov./Dec. 2021

Oct./Nov. 2021

Oct. 2021


Sep./Oct. 2021

Feb. 2020

Sep. 2015 & 2013

Viewpoint: Landscape & Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR

Color: Photography Now, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR

PAA Small Art Show, Gallery Two at the PACC, Oklahoma City OK

Black + White, Decode Gallery, Tucson AZ

Gesture – A Portrait Exhibition, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita KS

Paseo Photofest Annual Group Show, Oklahoma City OK

PAA Members Group Show, Oklahoma City OK

Paseo Photofest Annual Group Show, Oklahoma City OK