Monday, March 31, 2008

Website Updates

I am in the slow process of adding to my website.
Most recently I have added more portrait photography.
Here is a link to check it out.

Friday, March 28, 2008

New Studio

I have moved into a new studio on Lake and Chicago, in the same building as the Shoebox Gallery. The screenprinting area is not set up quite yet, but I thought I would share some photographs of the space.
As well as what I am currently working on.

Friday, March 21, 2008

MinnPost Article on 55408

I was written about in a recent article by Molly Priesmeyer for MinnPost about the Minneapolis 55408 exhibition. Priesmeyer was kind enough to discuss the motivation behind my work in some detail, and I was most impressed with her interpretation of my print, I am Fine. She nailed it.

"Tonja Torgerson's screen print, "I Am Fine," is a portrait of a girl with snaking leaves framing her head, the ends of which are festooned with two syringes. The word "okay" has been crossed out and replaced with "fine." While the design and colors are cheery and childlike, the image tells a more complicated story: a struggle, an illness, a push to put on a pretty face in the midst of it all." -Molly Priesmeyer

An image of ThinkGirl Poster was also included in the article. Talent artists and colleagues, Ellen Mueller and Isaac Arvold, were also featured in the article.

You can read the full article on

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Artwork Featured in the Southwest Journal

My artwork is featured in the Southwest Journal for an article on Minneapolis 55408 at Intermedia Arts. A small image of I am Fine, is featured on the front page of the current issue (above). And the inside spread features a great picture of one of the ThinkGirl Posters (see image below). The Southwest Journal is available through out the Uptown area, so pick up a copy and check out the article. Its very exciting, especially since the opening is only two days away!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Gender Politics" 2008 Biennial Juried Art Exhibition

Ethical Child is Going to Detroit.
My work will be included in "Gender Politics" The Women's & Gender Studies 2008 Biennial Juried Art Exhibition at the University of Detroit-Mercy.

The exhibition will be on display at the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Gallery on the University of Detroit-Mercy's campus. The exhibition will run from April 7-12th.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Show & Tell

My work will be included in Minneapolis 55408 at Intermedia Arts. This local exhibition showcases artists who live/work in the Uptown area.
The opening party is Friday, March 14th from 7-11:30 pm. More information below:

Minneapolis 55408
Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55408

Exhibition runs:
March 13th-May 10th
Reception: Friday, March 14th

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Friday, 12 PM–7 PM
Weekends:Open first Saturdays, 10 AM–5 PM