A multi media artist who lived and worked in Halifax for 15 years, Tonia Di Risio relocated to Southern Ontario in 2012. She received a BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College and an MFA from the University of Windsor. She has exhibited across Canada and has been the recipient of Canada Council and Nova Scotia arts grants.

She employs time-based media including photography and video. Currently, her work has developed through ongoing investigations of gendered ethnicity in relation to domestic issues, including housekeeping, home maintenance, food preparation, interior decoration and relationships to the miniature.