Tina Mullen - April 2024

During her residency, Mullen explored Peterson’s art and correspondence, looking for connections between the health and well-being of birds and their habitats to our own. Her project is inspired by the abundance of birds that stopped by her backyard feeder in the midst of the COVID pandemic. During that time, she found respite and joy in watching and sketching her avian visitors. The experience led to a host of questions about the relationship between birdwatching and well-being, which she explores through her art practice.

Check out Tina’s website HERE.

Tina Mullen is a visual artist currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. For 31 years she held the position of Director of UF Health Arts in Medicine – a program that brings the arts to patients and families struggling with serious illness or injury. She currently serves as Visiting Faculty for the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine. She has been a drawing instructor at Santa Fe College and the University of Florida, as well as Interim Director of the University Galleries at UF. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States, and has received numerous awards including the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs. She has also 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. Mullen has a BA from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She studied abroad at the Cleveland Institute of Art Program (now SCAD) in Lacoste, France, and has an MFA from the University of Florida.