Anna Torma was born in Tarnaors, Hungary. Her interest in working with textiles goes back to early childhood when she learned to sew, knit, crochet and embroider from her mother and grandmothers. In1979, she graduated with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 and now lives in Baie Verte, New Brunswick.
A visual artist, she is principally known for her large-scale hand embroidered wall hangings. She has been a grant recipient from the New Brunswick Art Bank, Ontario Council for the Art and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited solo in Ontario and Hungary; and in group shows across Canada, in the United States, Hungary, France, England, Belgium, Germany and China. Torma’s work is held in the Contemporary Textile Collection, Szombathely, Hungary, the New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, New Brunswick, the Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York and many others. Torma's work "Bestiary No.1" was acquired for the permanent collection of the Canadian Embassy in Lima, Peru.