has a 1st class BA (hons) Degree in Anthropology of Art from the University of East Anglia and has an MA in Arts Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Her work has been
shown nationally and internationally.
She was Business to Arts Artist in Residence in Skibbereen’s Ludgate Hub working on Calling Home . 2019-20.
Her year long
residency in Skibbereen Hospital resulted in the bronze artwork 110 Skibbereen Girls.
She was Artist in Residence atUillinn: West Cork Art
Centre in 2015, which led to her exhibition about dementia “These Tangled
Threads” at Uillinn in August 2015. She has been awarded grantsfrom
Create/ Arts Council and Cork County Council for her participative arts work.
Toma has worked in theatre and film design, most
recently as production designer on Carmel Winter's award winning Float Like a
Butterfly 2017. produced by Samson Films.
Her interest in anthropological theory places the
question ‘What does art do?’ at the heart of her creative questioning. Her current
work uses a variety of media to investigate the role of material culture in identity making.