Born in Blackpool, England, Tina worked as a mural and commissioned artist for approximately 10 years until gaining a Lancaster University accredited, 1st Class Honours degree in Fine Art and Professional Practice in 2013. She was subsequently approached by Lancaster University and awarded an MA Scholarship in 2014, graduating a year later with Distinction in Art by Research. In 2015 after winning the Neo:Artprize ‘GreatArt’ Prize, she was offered a solo exhibition at Blott Studio, Blackpool, where she continued an association, taking part in various feminist exhibitions. up until 2018. She is currently undertaking commissions and working on various research and socially engaged environmental projects, both as a solo artist and in collaboration.
‘My work takes a critical view of sociopolitical and environmental issues, with a focus on abuse of power, societal indoctrination and apathy, at the personal and political, local and global levels. I am interested in the psychological impact that people, and their actions, have on each other and their environment, past, present and future, and take a particular interest in various aspects of ‘gaze’ theory in relation to power dynamics, and uncovering raw, hidden truths. My practice is research based, multidisciplinary and my methodology is driven by concept.’