The Artist

Nan Onkka is a printmaking artist located in Grand Marais, Minnesota. She works from her home studio. Lake Superior and the boreal forest are constant inspirations behind her work.

Nan holds a bachelor's degree in Studio Art from St. Olaf College and a master's of Art Education from Boston University.

The Business

Nan began selling her artwork as a hobby in 2016 while working as a high school art teacher. After having her first child in 2018, she decided to become a full-time artist in hopes of pursuing her printmaking while spending more time with her son.

Nan began selling wholesale in 2021 and has greeting cards and other items in over 50 stores in the US and Canada.

In the News

Quetico Superior Wilderness News: Read the May 2024 interview here.

MPR News: : Listen to the March 2024 interview here.

WTIP North Shore Community Radio: Watch the in-studio video interview here. Or listen to the extended audio interview here.