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Anna Torma was born in 1952, Tarnaors, Hungary. Her interest in working with textiles goes back to early childhood when she learned to sew, knit, crochet and embroider from her mother and grandmothers. Torma graduated with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary, where she studied from 1974-79. She has been a practicing, exhibiting artist since that time; producing mainly large-scale hand embroidered wall hangings. She immigrated to Canada in 1988.
“The works, which Anna Torma produces, are technically brilliant and conceptually complex, evoking both personal and formal elements, which are a hallmark of her work. She has a keen interest in contemporary and international art movements and issues and combines those with all things visual encompassing landscape, nature, architecture and the objects of everyday life.”