Kalina Torino, Portland Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Kalina Torino is an artist residing in Portland, Oregon. As an art director by day at a fun animation company, she looks forward to her spare time spent with her paintbrushes and sketchbook. The majority of her work is a compilation of all the things that inspire, intrigue, amuse and frustrate her. In each work there is an underlying commentary on the environmental condition with an aim to bring awareness to each individual and the personal choices they make.
Three years of Kalina's life were spent at the Art Institute of Portland where she obtained a B.S. in Media Arts & Animation, a love for green things and striped tights, and a joy for putting characters in weird suits and situations.
Kalina is thankful for all the people in her life, and the encouragement and inspiration they bring. Also for the extra protein from the bugs consumed while riding her motorcycle at dusk with a grin plastered on her face.