Onya Hogan-Finlay is a Canadian-born interdisciplinary artist based in California. 


onyahoganfinlay [at] gmail [dot] com


teaching testimonials

"I've worked with Onya on several different capacities, as an artist in residence, a facilitator, and an instructor. Her students love her because she puts in so much energy and creativity into her lessons. In addition, she's been an asset to our organization because she's very knowledgeable and active in the contemporary art world here in Los Angeles and beyond."

-Nara Hernandez, Visual Arts Director

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles, CA

"I’ve had the privilege of working with Onya Hogan-Finlay since 2013, where she began her career as a Teaching Artist Fellow, and excelled quickly into one of our most exceptional faculty members. In that role, she is an extraordinary educator, and brings her passion for visual art into every teaching experience. Onya has extensive knowledge of contemporary art issues, and her accomplished portfolio demonstrated her vast artistic range and abilities."      

-Lorraine Cleary-Dale, Director of School Programs

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

“Onya is one of the best instructors I have had in my four years at UCLA. She cares about each and every single one of us and our educational experience as well. She is inspiring and motivating. She makes me want to reach for the stars.”

-Anonymous UCLA Student, Arts Education Teaching Practicum, Los Angeles, CA

“Onya is an amazing instructor. She facilitates the class in such a way where all students feel like their work is important. I have felt more compelled than ever to take risks, answer questions, stand my ground, and discuss with my peers and instructor. She was always so accommodating and understanding about you as an individual.”

-Anonymous UCLA Student, Arts Education Teaching Practicum, Los Angeles, CA

“Onya is a dedicated instructor who takes time to give detailed feedback to each student. She is an outstanding resource for all things art, education, and arts education.”

-Anonymous UCLA Student, Arts Education Teaching Practicum, Los Angeles, CA