Alessandra Torres was raised in Puerto Rico. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2002, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 on a Jacob K Javits Memorial Fellowship. Torres’s performances, installations and photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues and exhibitions including: The “Options!” Biennial in Washington D.C.; Art Basel Miami; Los Angeles, Exit Art’s “Reconstruction Biennial”, Kim Foster Gallery, & Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City, The Arlington Art Center & Artisphere in Arlingotn, Virginia; The Villa Terra Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Akademie Kunst Industre in Holland, Keith Talent Gallery in London; and, most recently, in Bilbao, Spain for her first international solo exhibition at BilbaoArte Fundación. Alessandra’s work is included in numerous private and public art collections including the Art In Embassies Program and The DC Art Bank. She has participated in such prestigious residencies as The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center, The Prague Summer Theatre Program, and The Creative Alliance. Alessandra currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where she serves as an Admission Counselor, for national and international recruitment, at MICA.