Tori Gagne

"My love of photography began in grade school working with a pinhole camera and watching the images come to life in the darkroom. I eventually learned to photograph with my grandfather's Rolleiflex and developed film in a darkroom my brother built in our basement when I was 12 years old.

I have had a love of animals from a very young age and later in life developed a love of horses. I am inspired by their power, beauty, grace and the spiritual connection they provide to humans. They are great teachers, through them I have learned many invaluable lessons about life. I visit wild horse sanctuaries in the US to do some of my horse photography as well as other locations around the world. I donate 10% of proceeds from selling my work to organizations involved in the protection and education of the wild horse population in the western US. Through my imagery of wild horses I hope to educate and inspire others to taken an interest in their plight. Pressure from ranching, invasive plant species, mineral and water rights, land development and conservation put pressure on their ability to remain free on our shared public lands. I strive to create expressive images and have an affinity for finding grace in small details. My intent is in the creation of thoughtful imagery that draws viewers in."

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017-2018 Lipton Fine Arts Ketchum (Sun Valley), Idaho solo show, Art of Equus: Contemporary Photographs Nov – Jan 2018

Group Exhibitions

2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Exhibition, Barcelona

2018 November Biennial Pollux Awards Show of Fine Art and Documentary Photography to be held in Prague or Barcelona

2018 Month of Photography LA Exhibition at the ROW DTLA

2018 April Gallery Valid Foto Barcelona, Spain Pollux Award Winners Show Juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy

2017 Studio C Gallery Los Angeles, CA. Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion, An Equine Exhibit

2016 Minnetonka Center for the Arts Members Juried Show Jurors, Robert Cozzolino, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Bryan Holland Multi Media Artist

2016 Minnetonka Center for the Arts Menagerie; Animals in Art Show

2015 Featured on Creative Quarterly 40

2015 Minneapolis Photo Center Juried Show Patterns in Nature Juror, Jim Brandenburg National Geographic

2014 Academy of Art University Juried Spring Show 1st Place Fine Art Photography

2014 Minnetonka Center for the Arts Members Juried Show Jurors, Todd Bockley, Bockley Gallery, Kyle Fokken Sculptor

2013 Minneapolis Photo Center Juried Show Ambient Light Juror, Jim Brandenburg, Brandenburg Gallery, National Geographic

2013 Academy of Art University Juried Spring Show

2013 Kiernan Gallery Lexington, VA Open Water Juried Show Juror Jennifer Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery

2013 Minnetonka Center for the Arts Juried Show

2012 Academy of Art University Juried Spring Show

2011 Garden Club of America Photography Committee Award Creative and Technical Excellence