Blaise Tobia (born January 20, 1953) is a contemporary artist and photographer who lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is married to sculptor, Virginia Maksymowicz. Together they maintain TandM Arts Studio.
Tobia was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Stuyvesant High School, and went on to study art at Brooklyn College, CUNY: his principle photography teacher was Walter Rosenblum; he studied drawing with Philip Pearlstein and sculpture with Ron Mehlman. After receiving his BA in 1974, he headed for California, to become part of the MFA program at the University of California, San Diego. During that trip, he documented two significant artworks on the ranch of Stanley Marsh 3: Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp and the then-recently completed Ant Farm’s Cadillac Ranch. Tobia’s unique book, Cadillac Ranch Sequences, was accepted into the Ant Farm’s archive in 2003.