Tori Hong

Interdisciplinary artist Tori Hong (she/they) explores radical imaginations of the self and society through maximalist digital illustration, drawing, and textiles. Drawing from a legacy of unknown, working class, and women artists, Hong makes art as evidence as a queer femme in the Asian American diaspora.

Born in 1992 in Minneapolis, MN, Hong is currently based in Providence, RI pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Hong has been awarded the Everwood Artist Retreat (2024), Springboard for the Arts Hinge Arts Residency (2021), MRAC Next Step Fund (2020), Forecast Public Art Early Career Research and Development Grant (2020), and more.

Select clients include…

  • Stanford University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • Lambda Legal
  • Race Forward
  • Building Movement Project
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Nexus Community Partners

Ntxoo Art reclaims the name Hong shares with her mother and sister: Ntxoo [“un-Zong”] meaning “shade” or “shadow”.

My interview with Voyage LA provides some more insight into my art journey.