New York painter Torild Stray, engages in an abstract painting language with figurative elements. Her landscapes are layered, her palette sophisticated and terrestrial. She communicates through visual concepts found in the subconscious.
The sole recipient of the New York Times Scholarship and the Agnes Gund Scholarship, she studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture and the Nordic School of Art.
In her most recent exhibition titled ‘Eruption’ she expresses a turbulent condition of the human form, with a series of the Male and Female cadaver. She works with brushes, palette knives, rags, and lithography. Collectors include Philip Isles a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rupert Murdoch; with a commission from a director of The Guggenheim Museum.