Tory Franklin CV



2005 - 2007 MFA Studio Art concentration in print and paper installation. Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ

1995 - 2000 BFA 5 Year Program concentration in photography and drawing. Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle, WA


Grants and Honors


2014 Art Projects grant - 4Culture. Seattle, WA

2013 City Artists Projects grant - Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seattle, WA

2012 GAP grant - Artist Trust. Seattle, WA

2012 Site - Specific grant - 4Culture. Seattle, WA


Public Works


2024 TBD - created with Eroyn Franklin for Sound Transit's Star Lake Light Rail Station Kent, WA

2018 The Ibis Maiden - Arts A Glow, Burien Lantern Festival. Burien, WA

2018 24 Toe Screen - Bellwether 2018, Bellevue City Hall. Bellevue, WA

1018 Remnant Reweaving  - The Maverick, Burien, WA

2018 The Ibis Maiden - Portland Winter Light Festival. Portland, OR

2017 The Peacock Maiden - Arts A Glow, Burien Landern Festival. Burien, WA

2017 Portrait Lanterns - Portland Winter Light Festival. Portland, OR

2016 Vasilissa the Brave - Arts A Glow, Burien Lantern Festival. Burien, WA

2015 Brocade Composition - Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center Campus. Seattle, WA

2015 Fecund created with Eroyn Franklin for Harborview Medical Center’s permanent collection. Seattle, WA. Commissioned by 4Culture. 

2014 Four Seasons - Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle). Year long changing window installation. Seattle, WA. Created with grants from 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

2014 Six Swans Denouement - Mad Campus, Mad Art & University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2014 Six Swans - Artscapes, Spaceworks Woolworth’s Windows. Tacoma, WA

2013 Sea of Troubles - Storefronts Auburn. Auburn, WA

2013 Trove - Renton Arts Commission. Renton, WA

2012 Fe Fi Fo Fum - SoundTransit Capitol Hill Red Wall Project. Seattle, WA

2012 The Firebird - Storefronts Seattle. Seattle, WA. 6 Month changing window installation.

2011 Brier Beauty -Tales of Two Sisters, The VERA Project. Seattle, WA

2010 The Firebird, Introduction - Artscapes, Spaceworks Windows. Tacoma, WA


Solo Shows

2019 Beasties and Monster Girls - Joe Bar. Seattle, WA

2009 Serenata / Skirmish - Bambi Project. Philadelphia, PA

2009 Zooid Vamoose - FLUXspace. Philadelphia, PA

2007 Surrogate Automata / Parlor Play, MFA Exhibition - Mason Gross Gallery. New Brunswick, NJ

2006 Façade Retro-fit - Mc Caw Hall, Seattle Opera House. Seattle, WA

2006 Façade - Gallery 4Culture. Seattle, WA

2004 Sketches for The SS Marie Antoinette - Bluebottle Art Gallery. Seattle, WA

2002 Gameroom - Commencement Art Gallery. Tacoma, WA

2001 Fidget / Stasis - Patricia Cameron Fine Art. Seattle, WA

2001 Toe Tapping Tedium - Black Lab Gallery. Seattle, WA

2000 Silver Screen, BFA Exhibition - Cornish Westlake Studios. Seattle, WA


Selected Group Shows

2017 Rouge Nellie Alumni Exhibition - Cornish College of the Arts.  Seattle, WA

2015 Seattle Art Museum Party in the Park - Olympic Sculpture Park. Seattle, WA

2012 Hand Bound - SOIL. Seattle, WA

2012 Published by the Artist - International Print Center New York. NYC

2012 Cat Faces - FICTILIS. Seattle, WA

2010 Pedal Pop - Warehouse Theater. Greenville, SC

2011 Short Run - Fantagraphics. Seattle, WA

2008 Once Upon A Time - ISE Foundation. NYC

2008 Dualities - Cornish College of the Arts Main Gallery. Seattle, WA

2008 Bollywood Invitational - COCA. Seattle, WA

2008 Bambi Biennial - Bambi Project. Philadelphia, PA

2008 Petri Dishes - White Box / HiArt. NYC

2008 There Will Be Animals - Bambi Project. Philadelphia, PA

2007 If I See You Around Here Again - Texas Firehouse. Queens, NYC

2007 ART MINI - Tastes Like Chicken. Brooklyn, NYC

2007 CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition - Hunter College Times Square Gallery. NYC

2006 Inherent Nature - Cornish College of the Arts Main Gallery. Seattle, WA

2006 Welcome Back - Mason Gross Gallery. New Brunswick, NJ

2005 1st Year MFA Exhibition - Mason Gross Gallery. New Brunswick, NJ

2005 Suitcase 2 - Glas Moog Gallery. Köln, Germany

2005 Land Use Action - Viking Union Gallery. Bellingham, WA

2005 Zoo Project - Sand Point Naval Base. Seattle, WA

2004 Lucky Strike Art Pack Exhibition - COCA. Seattle, WA

2004 Carry On - SEA/TAC International Airport. Seattle, WA

2003 Works on Paper - Crawl Space. Seattle, WA

2004 True Blue - Priceless Works. Seattle, WA

2003 Cornish Alumni Invitational - Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA

2003 Speak and Spell - SOIL and POUND. Seattle, WA

2003 A Visit to Stephen’s House - SAW. Seattle, WA

2003 Girlie Fun Show - Ladyfest Seattle, Consolidated Works. Seattle, WA

2002 Super Figurative Approximations - Old Dominion University. Norfolk, VA

2002 Three behind Sublevelthree - Black Lab Gallery. Seattle, WA

2001 Force Mass Volume - ArtDrill, Sandpoint Naval Base. Seattle, WA

2001 Entertainments - Commencement Art Gallery. Tacoma, WA

2001 Rampant Individuality - Whatcom Museum. Bellingham, WA

1999 Faculty Selects - Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle, WA


The City of Bellevue, Harborview Medical Center, Cornish College of the Arts, Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection, Kiki Smith

Professional Experience


2014 - 2019 Print Resource Lab Technician - Cornish College of the Arts. Seattle, WA - Build and maintain a water based screen print lab and work one-on-one problem solving with college art students on a variety of substrates.

2003 - 2016 Instructor, Poster Designer, Screen Print Committee Member - The VERA Project. Seattle, WA - Maintain and teach in a water-based screen print lab for flat stock and textiles working with all ages.

2007 - 2010 Signage Fabricator, Installer - Sign A Rama Center City. Philadelphia, PA - Created and installed quick turn around vinyl lettering, exterior signage, digital solvent prints and banners.

2003 Architectural Signage Fabricator, Installer - Doty And Associates. Seattle, WA - Created and installed luxury way finding and donor walls for full building integration. Screen printed with solvent inks on glass, metals, wood, granite, laminates and photo-polymer plates.

2001 - 2003 Large Format Screen Printer - IVEY Imaging. Seattle, WA - Operated a 6’ x 10’ automatic screen print press running Pantone matched UV ink. Printed on a wide variety of plastics, magnetics, decals and banners, finishing of print campaigns for Nordstroms, Eddie Bauer, Starbucks, Adidas, Microsoft.




2015 - 2016 Color Theory in Screen Printing, Advanced Class - The VERA Project. Seattle, WA

2011 - 2016 Figure Drawing - Cornish College of the Arts Summer Program. Seattle, WA

2003 - 2016 Screen Print 101 - The VERA Project. Seattle, WA

2014            Folk Tale Shadow Puppets - 826 Seattle. Seattle, WA

2012            Screen Printing Intensive - Cornish College of the Arts Summer Program. Seattle, WA

2012            Graphic Design Camp - Pacific Science Center and The VERA Project. Seattle, WA

2006 - 2007 Drawing Fundamentals - Mason Gross. New Brunswick, NJ

2006            Figure Drawing - Mason Gross Summer Program. New Brunswick, NJ


Selected Bibliography


Soyon Im. “MadCampus: Vibrant outdoor exhibit brings local art to public spaces at UW.” International Examiner. October 10, 2014. Web.

Brian Beckley. “Fairy tales fill empty windows downtown.” Renton Reporter [Renton] August 29, 2013. Print.

Rosemary Ponnekanti. “Spaceworks project puts temporary art in vacant Tacoma spaces.” The News Tribune [Tacoma] July 11, 2010. Print.

Edith Newhall. “Variety of creatures featuring light, sound, humor.” The Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia] August 30, 2009. Print.

Randy Kennedy. “Art to make you laugh (and cry).” The New York Times [New York] August 27, 2009. Print.

Adriana Grant. “Cornish and SAM team up, and the result is more than meets the eye.” Seattle PI [Seattle] November 13, 2008. Print.