Tyna Ontko received her BFA from Western Washington University in printmaking with a focus on the process of stone lithography. She received a minor in art history with an emphasis on critical theory related to postmodernism. After graduating, she attended a residency at the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland where she taught and produced work. Since then, she’s taught at North Seattle College, Seacourt Print Studio, and Pratt Fine Arts Center, and has attended residencies at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Washington DC, and Residency 108 in upstate New York. She currently resides in Seattle, WA, where in addition to her own practice, she works as an artist assistant to the sculptor John Grade, and serves as a member on the board of Seattle Print Arts.