Born in Blackpool, England, Tina worked as a mural and commissioned artist for 10 years until gaining a 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. In 2020 she secured a studio in the new Market House Studios in Fleetwood, Lancashire, and is currently undertaking commissions, working on various research and socially engaged environmental projects, both as a solo artist and in collaboration, and will be running art classes from Spring 2021.
‘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. My practice is research based, multidisciplinary and with a concept driven methodology.’