Program Books/JOHN TORRES
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lighting designer

John Torres is a New York-based lighting designer working in theater, fashion, motion, print, and exhibitions.

Professionally trained in theatrical lighting design, Torres has designed for artists including stage designer and director Robert Wilson, choreographers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown, and directors Yuval Sharon and Zack Winokur. Recent and upcoming theatrical engagements include Turan­dot at Paris Opera and Tristan und Isolde at Santa Fe Opera. In fashion, Torres has designed recent shows for Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Proenza Schouler and is a regular collaborator with fashion photographer Steven Klein. In live music, Torres is a frequent collaborator with Solange Knowles and recently designed the residency for Usher at the Colosseum in Las Vegas. Within the visual art world, Torres has designed the exhibition Who is Queen? with artist Adam Pendleton at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and will be collaborating with artist Camille Norment for her upcoming exhibition at Dia Chelsea in New York.