Tina Mullen is an artist, educator and arts administrator living in Ithaca, New York. She holds the title of Director Emeritus at UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine for her work over that past 30 years that included management of a team of 18 hospital and community based artists in residence, acquisition of art for the hospital's corporate collection and directing the interior design program for new construction and renovation. She specializes in program advancement, leadership and the integration of the arts in to the cultural of healthcare. Tina is influential in the field of arts in health nationally through consultation, research and publications in program development, professionalization of the field and the impact of the arts and creativity on individual and community health.
Tina has taught divergent thinking to graduate and undergraduate students at the UF Herbert Werthiem College of Engineering. She 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 a working studio artist who has exhibited throughout the United States and 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.
“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.”