John Tonai

Photographic Imaging

Assistant Professor


Arts Annex 204

Office Hours: T/TR 9:00-noon


M.A. University of Northern Colorado

M.F.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


John Tonai leads the Photographic Imaging program in the School of Art and Design at the University of Northern Colorado. He has most recently taught at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California and the University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls South Dakota. John received a M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis a M.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, and a B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls. His World War II Relocation Camp exhibitions have been presented at numerous venues as well as his photographic, woodworking and bookbinding works. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Photographic Education West Region and numerous advisory boards