Portrait of Seng


A portrait of my dear friend, Seng. Our friendship is filled with laughter, magic, inspiration, and love. I’m so grateful to be connected with a kindred spirit, and I am honored to capture their spirit.

© 2018 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.


Creating Abundance


“Creating Abundance” follows my journey of healing, using my sketches from the Twin Cities POCI Figure Drawing sessions as a guide. I hope it offers light to folks on their own journeys.

This zine is 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded, 31 pages long, black & white with one full color spread. it features sketches and reflections from the artist – aka love letters to witness and hold. Available for purchase. $7.00 + shipping & handling. Email me to order.

“Creating Abundance” was also be exhibited at Electric Machete Studios Dec 2017 – Feb 2018 as part of the Twin Cities People of Color & Indigenous Peoples Figure Drawing and Painting Group’s Exhibit.

© 2017 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.


We Are The River


I was one of the lead artists for the 2017 Power of Vision youth mural program, done in partnership with Hope Community and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Co-leads Olivia Levins Holden, Alizarin Menninga-Fong and I worked with a group of 14 youth, most of whom were from the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Whittier & Phillips.

The lead artist team facilitated the following activities with the youth muralists: team building, developing skills, identifying issues that impact their communities, collaborating on a design, and painting the mural. We have named the mural, We Are The River.

We Are The River is located in Minneapolis on the intersection of Franklin and Clinton Aves.

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June 2017 – October 2017


Inktober 2017 - Day 8 - websiteThere are times I feel disconnected from myself and from others due to my sometimes conflicting identities and the trauma-laden ruptures in my life.

This self-portrait is a part of the collection, “Arriving In Between,” which was showcased in the group exhibit Aloud. April-June 2018.


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This piece is my 할아버지 (grandpa) and me holding hands, visiting my 할머니’s (grandma’s) ashes for the first time. My grandpa has since passed. I wanted to create this piece to honor the both of them.


© 2017 Tori Hong. All rights reserved.