John Tonai

John Tonai

Assistant Professor of Photography

School of Art and Design
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-1771
Arts Annex 204
Office Hours
T/TR 9-12


M.A. University of Northern Colorado
M.F.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Professional/Academic Experience

John Tonai leads the Photography 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.