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Research Interests: Arts Advocacy, Art Non-Profits and Contemporary Visual Arts Practice
Tina Dillman is an activist, artist, arts professional, curator and educator that has been residing in Buffalo, since 2014. For the first two years back east, she operated a socially engaged artist residency program out of her home, called Project Grant that offered free art services and workshops to disenfranchised neighborhoods around the city. Dillman is currently the artist/curator in residence at 500 Seneca.
From 2009-11, Dillman co-founded, directed, and curated an alternative arts space out of her home in Oakland, CA called, WE Artspace. During those years, the space worked with over 100 visual artists, chefs, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, performers, poets and writers. Also at this time, she was directing the Oakland Art Murmur, the monthly citywide art walk. She has dedicated her time to the arts, through Board involvement at the San Francisco Art Institute, Intersection for the Arts (SF) and Rock Paper Scissors (Oakland), holding paid positions at: AS220 (Providence), ArtSpan (SF), the Oakland Art Murmur, Rock Paper Scissors (Oakland), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY) and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center (Buffalo), while volunteering at Southern Exposure (SF), The Lab (SF), and New Langton Arts (SF). Over the last couple years, Dillman has published articles with Art Voice, Buffalo Rising and The Public.
As an artist she has attended residencies at AS220 (Providence), Guapamacataro Center for Art & Ecology (Mexico), Lichtenberg Studios (Berlin) and Scottish Sculpture Workshop (Scotland). She has been a visiting artist at Alfred University (Alfred, NY) and École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Tours, France), and has given additional artist/curator talks at Hallwalls (Buffalo) and the San Francisco Art Institute. Dillman has performed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Echo Art Fair (Buffalo) and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), while her object based work has been exhibited in Berlin, Los Angeles, Providence, North Adams & Boston (MA), The Bay Area, and Western & Central New York.
Dillman received her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014, and her BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Iowa in 2003.