Tonia was born and raised in Illinois, and now lives in Denver. She received her BFA from Illinois State University in 2001, and earned her MFA from University of Alberta in Canada in 2005. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado, and Women’s Studio Workshop in upstate New York. In 2010, she spoke on the panel Printmaking and the Mundane at the College Art Association conference in Chicago. She works both in her home studio and at Red Delicious Press, a community printmaking studio in Aurora, Colorado.