She received a BFA majoring in Sculpture from the University of Auckland in 2001. The following year she won the inaugural Walters Prize with a series of ten photographs made in her final year of study. Judge Harald Szeemann said it was the work that irritated him the most.
Since then, Todd’s work has been in numerous exhibitions in New Zealand and overseas. In 2019, Todd was a recipient of a Laureate Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. – Yvonne Todd.