Visual Arts Program
 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

Tina Dillman

Curator's Talk

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Tina Dillman
Program Coordinator, Squeaky Wheel
Director/Curator, Project Grant

Currently based in Buffalo, New York, Tina Dillman received her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in 2014, and her BFA from the University of Iowa in 2003. In the Summer 2015, she launched a social practice based artist residency out of her home called, Project Grant. This project invites artists currently living outside of the area to engage with underserved populations through the arts.

In 2013, she was awarded a Visiting Artist position at École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Tours, France, and artist residencies in Berlin, Germany, and Scotland, while on sabbatical from her graduate studies at SFAI. Dillman has performed at the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), while her object based work has been exhibited in Berlin, Los Angeles, Providence, Rhode Island, North Adams & Boston, MA, and The Bay Area. From 2009-11, Dillman co-founded, directed, and curated an alternative arts space out of her home called, WE Artspace (Oakland CA). During those years, the space worked with over 100 visual artists, performers, filmmakers, musicians, chefs, writers, and poets. 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), volunteering for events at Southern Exposure (SF), The Lab (SF), New Langton Arts (SF) and Hallwalls (Buffalo), while holding paid positions at: AS220 (Providence), ArtSpan (SF), the Oakland Art Murmur, Rock Paper Scissors (Oakland), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY) and now currently at Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo), as their Program Coordinator.

 



 
 
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