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Artist Statement

Tori DelValle is a multi-disciplinary artist whose uncanny, bizarre and darkly humorous works explore the themes of identity, generational trauma, hidden truths, childhood, culture & heritage. Influenced by her inner city upbringing within a Puerto Rican enclave and inspired by artists like Lady PinkRixyImagine, Marka27 & ProBlak, her art has a foundation rooted in the vibrant and rebellious world of graffiti and street art.

 

She uses bold strokes and surrealist techniques to challenge perceptions, provoke thought, and ignite a sense of wonder. Through the juxtaposition of elements drawn from the realms of humor and fantasy horror, she seeks to blur the boundaries between the known and the unknown, the beautiful and the grotesque. In doing so, she invites viewers to confront their fears, embrace the absurd, and discover beauty in the darkest corners of the imagination.

Biography 

Tori DelValle is a Puerto Rican visual artist, designer, & educator living in Boston, MA who will forever represent her Villa Victoria community. Her current artistic practice has roots in storytelling as she has performed as a spoken word poet. During her participation in Louder Than the Bomb Massachusetts, she was recognized with MassLEAP’s Phyllis Wheatley Award, for challenging injustice with work that reflects on the social and political history of the place she is from. In 2018, she represented Boston on the final stage at the international youth poetry slam festival, Brave New Voices, in Houston, Texas. She has also performed her poetry at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. 

She transitioned into pursuing her passion for visual arts receiving a BFA at New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2022. 

She uses her foundation with spoken word performance to develop her visual art concepts and engage with students. Introduced to Boston’s art community through her participation in multiple social justice centered youth art programs, she recognizes the significance of art education and mentoring young people. 

​Her work as a visual artist, designer, & educator has granted her opportunities working with Converse, Boston Public Schools, The Latinx Project @ NYU, The Dorchester Art Project, The Boston Compass, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MassLEAP, and with multiple small businesses and local artists.

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