Photographer: Angelina Hong

Hi, my name is Tori Sung-Mee Hong. I’m a queer, 2nd generation Hmong and Korean American artist based in Minneapolis, Mni Sota (“Minnesota”).

I create art for and with marginalized communities in the struggle for social justice and liberation. The people to whom I am most dedicated live at the intersections of being LGBTQ and being a person of color. Throughout my work, I weave my experiences with and knowledge of personal and inter-generational healing in order to create healthier, more powerful communities.

I specialize in drawing portraits of people and pets; creating zines; and facilitating workshops on art, healing, reflecting, and visioning.

Have a project idea? Contact me.

I also write. View my writing blog.

Past projects:

  • Youth digital art panelist at the 2017 SPARK Summit, hosted by Youthprise – Dec 1, 2017
  • Co-coordinated the Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples Figure Drawing and Painting Group – Sept 2016-Nov 2017
  • One of three lead artists of the 2017 Power of Vision youth mural, We Are The River. In partnership with Hope Community and the Minneapolis Institute of Art – June-Oct 2017
  • Created a zine introducing the work of police abolition initiative, MPD150 – Sept 7, 2017
  • Helped write the script and create a puppet for Mu Performing Arts’ Immigrant Journey Project, “Futuristic Potluck” – Jul-Aug 2016 and May-June 2017