Tory Tepp’s work has broadly focused on exploring and reestablishing metaphysical connections between social and environmental ecologies that shape communities. His most recent work focuses on the intersection of land art, agriculture, and eco-literacy. He received his BFA in painting from Parson’s, the New School for Design in New York City. In 2009, he earned his MFA in public practice as part of the inaugural class of Suzanne Lacy’s Public Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. After a temporary relocation to New Orleans, Tory assumed the role of the driver of a vintage armored car for Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill Project and proceeded on a 19,000-mile journey around the country representing the project. This led to the development of an itinerant art practice that kept him on the road, working from project to project, in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Death Valley, Colorado, and the High Sierra Mountains. He currently splits his time between Sauk County, Wisconsin, and the Tampa Bay area in Florida.
A space to bask in the calm and beauty of this place while being encouraged to rebelliously wonder about more: perennial grains, regenerative agriculture, climate crisis. A space for alchemy—”