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Aki Torii

Program Chair, Fine Arts
Fine Arts

Aki Torii, a multi-disciplinary artist, explores the transformative concept of “home” through various artistic mediums, including drawing, sculpture, photography, and video. Torii has an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2008) and a BFA in Painting from Indiana University – Bloomington (2005).

Recently appointed as the Fine Arts Program Chair at DCAD, Torii imparts her expertise in both traditional and digital practices. Torii continues to do public workshops at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts School and Museum. Recognized as one of the “10 Philadelphia female artists you need to know” by PhillyVoice in April 2015, Torii has also received nominations for Metro Philly’s Best Artist category from 2021 to 2023.