Hello, nyob zoo and 안녕하세요!
My name is Tori Hong (she/her), and I’m an independent illustrator and public artist based in Minneapolis, Mnisota Makoce. I explore the connections between art and ancestors using bold lines, vibrant colors, and deep trust in my work. 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. I center LGBTQ communities and Asian American communities, working in solidarity for justice and — ultimately — liberation.
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 (2018). I have also created The Growbook with Cori Nakamura Lin as a contributor (2020).
In my free time, I like to sing out loud while biking; spoil my cats; and immerse myself in reality television and mystery novels.