Owens Art Gallery


Born in Hungary, Anna Torma immigrated to Canada in 1988. She holds a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and in 2008 she received the Strathbutler Award, presented by the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation to an artist who has made a substantial contribution to the province of New Brunswick.


Anna Torma has said,

“I translate the contemporary content through traditional hand embroidery. Working in a large scale, I compose hangings, which are rooted in this heritage, but are equally related to other visual art mediums like painting and drawing”. She considers embroidery as a “mother tongue”, having learned to sew and embroider as a child from her mother and grandmothers. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally.

Her studio is situated on the second floor of her home in Baie Verte.




Owens Art Gallery | Mount Allison University | 61 York Street | Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

A Project funded by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation