Torrance York earned an MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Yale. York's current landscape projects include Road Works and Functional Ground which was shot in the Hudson Valley.
In 2010 she was awarded a Connecticut Artist Fellowship grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. She has exhibited in solos shows at Silvermine Guild Galleries in New Canaan, Connecticut, the New Canaan Library, and Thos. Moser in New York City. She was one of twelve artists included in the regional Radius: Emerging Artists 2007 exhibition co-organized by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. She has exhibited in additional group shows locally and nationally.
York has won numerous awards for her artwork including First Place from New York Times art critic Benjamin Genocchio in the 2008 Ridgefield Guild Annual Juried show, and Second Place from gallerist Peter MacGil in the Silvermine Galleries' SPECTRA 2007 National Photography Triennial. She has been published twice in The Photo Review, and in January 2010 was featured in the Silver Eye Center for Photography New Works Gallery Online. In 1994 she was a resident artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
York serves on the Education Committee of ICP and the Board of the Educational Video Center in NYC where she formerly taught documentary video. She is an Artist Member of Silvermine Guild Arts Center.