Tonja Torgerson

Tonja Torgerson

Visiting Faculty, Printmaking

  • Studio Arts Annex 121
  • Office Hours
    By Appointment Only


  • M.F.A., Printmaking, Syracuse University
  • B.F.A., Studio Art, University of Minnesota


Originally from the northern woods of Minnesota, Tonja Torgerson received a BFA from the University of Minnesota and a MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University. Her artwork is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally; and is a part of numerous private and museum collections, including the Weisman Art Museum and the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Torgerson has taught at the Penland School of Crafts, Kansas City Art Institute, and West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has been a resident artist at AIR: Artist Image Resource of Pittsburgh, Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada; Lawrence Arts Center, and New York Mills, Minnesota. Her recent work deals with death and the impermanent nature of the body.