Hello! My name is Tori Hong, and I’m an independent illustrator, workshop/small group facilitator, and public artist. Using bold lines and vibrant colors, I explore themes of connection, care, and celebration. It’s important that my clients feel heard and valued throughout the process of creation, and it makes me happiest when trust and joyousness is evident in my relationships and my art. In my work, communities of color & LGBTQ communities are centered.

A few of the organizations I’ve worked with include:  Minneapolis Institute of Art, Twin Cities Pride Magazine , and the SEAD Project. Alongside Khin Oo, I co-founded a youth-led research & art project called Asian American Youth Storytellers.

In my free time, I like to sing Lizzo while biking through the streets of Minneapolis; spoil my cats; and immerse myself in reality television and mystery novels.

Based in Minneapolis, MN, you can stay up to date with me on Instagram. You can also contact me with any inquiries (and send along any book/TV/music recommendations…) I look forward to connecting with you!