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Jay Torres is a freelance Multimedia illustrator and educator working in pop Culture and

commercial illustration. His work has earned national recognition from 3x3 magazine, American Illustration, 

Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, & Communication Arts.

Now, he works at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is also a staff illustrator

at The Ringer's sports and pop culture website, working on everything from editorial

illustrations to portraits. Torres’s shadowy, dramatic style reflects his influences from horror film

posters of the 80s to early illustrators like Maxfield Parrish and Roland Topor. 

Jay is married and lives in Los Angeles. 


b. El Paso, Tx

g. ArtCenter College of Design. BFA (w/Honors)




  • 'Ha Ha Cloud Machine' Group Show (Long beach, CA.) 2017

  • Art Center Pop-Up Berlin: Breitseiten Poster Project  (Berlin, Germany) 2018

  • La Luz De Jesus Gallery. Dec 7-30. 2018

  • 'The Post-It Show' Giant Robot. Dec. 2018

  • 'Laluzapalooza' Annual Drawing Show- La Luz de Jesus Gallery  Mar 1-30, 2019

  • 'Quiet Please' Pop-Up Group Show -Avenue 50 Gallery   May 11-May 30, 2019

  • 'Canned Heat' Group Show.La Luz De Jesus Gallery  July 5-Aug, 2019

  • 'Quiet Please Pop-Up' Group Show. Infinity on West Adams  Aug 17-Aug 24, 2019

  • 'The Post-It Show' Giant Robot. Dec. 2019

  • 'Everything but the Kitchen Sync' Annual Group Show-La Luz De Jesus Gallery Mar 4-31, 2020

  • 'Summer Spectacular ' Group Show-Hey There! Projects-Joshua Tree  Jul-Aug 2020

  • 'Post It Show' Giant Robot.  Dec-Jan. 2020

  • COLD SNAP: A Year End Exhibition-Hey There! Projects- Joshua Tree Dec 15. 2020

  • 'Quiet Please Pop-Up' Group Show-TLALOC Studios  Oct 2. 2021

  • PAAM Project Gallery-Barcelona, Spain

  • 'Summer Spectacular ' 3rd Annual Group Show-Hey There! Projects-Joshua Tree, Ca. Jul-Aug. 2022

  • 'Everything but the Kitchen Sync' Annual Group Show-La Luz De Jesus Gallery  July 16, 2022

  • AMP 30X30: 1992 Poster Show-Sep. 2022



Awards, Recognitions: 


  • Society of Illustrators New York Student Competition  Award -2018

  • 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 15 (Merit Award)- 2018

  • American Illustration 38 Chosen Winner

  • American Illustration 39 Archive Selected Winner

  • Hi-Fructose Magazine--Feature-The Mixed Media Work of Jay Torres

  • Boooooom! Magazine- Editors Pick-illustrator-spotlight-jay-torres

  • Creative Quarterly 62- Selected Winner

  • Creative Quarterly 62 Selected Runner-Up (2 pieces)

  • Creative Quarterly 63- Selected Runner-Up (3 pieces)

  • American Illustration 40 Selected Winner

  • 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 18 -Merit Award

  • Communication Arts Fresh Feature

  • American Illustration 41 Selected Winner

  • Creative Quarterly 68- Best in Show

  • Creative Quarterly 67 - Merritt Winner

  • Creative Quarterly 71- Runner-Up in Professional Illustration

  • Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual 2022-2023

  • American Illustration 42 Selected Winner

  • Creative Quarterly 72- Runner Up 

  • 3x3 Magazine Annual No.20- Honorable Mention 


CLIENTS: The Ringer, The Globe and Mail (Canada), New Republic, LA Weekly,

Al Majalla

All images and works by Jay Torres, Copyright 2023


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