Watia, Tarmo was born on May 11, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Bachelor of Science inDesign, University of Michigan, 1960;
Master of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1962.
Professor, Minot (North Dakota) State College, 1964;
professor, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1965;
professor, Southern Oregon College, Ashland, 1965-1969;
professor, Boise (Idaho) State University, 1969-1986;
artist, Boise, Idaho., since 1986.
Son of Oiva and Mildred (Saari) W. Divorced; 1 child, Talvi Oiva.