Tina Mullen is an artist living in Gainesville, Florida. She is also the Director of Shands Arts in Medicine – a program that brings the arts to patients and families struggling with serious illness.
“I have painted and drawn pictures my entire life. I believe that the arts are a vehicle for transformation and personal expression, and my passion is to help others bring art into their lives in meaningful ways.”
Tina has been a drawing instructor at Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida, as well as Interim Director of the University Galleries at UF. Tina is also a working artist who has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She has received numerous awards including the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs. She has been a visiting artist at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.
Tina has a BA from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She studied abroad at the Cleveland Institute of Art Program (now SCAD) in Lacoste, France, and has an MFA from the University of Florida.