Preferring natural materials that have stood the test of time, Tina taps into the inherent beauty and “life force” or vitality that exists in exotic hardwoods, leathers, metal and gemstones to name a few. Tina’s practice moves fluidly between studio jewelry, drawing and printmaking. Sometimes durational, often physically strenuous and always executed with a high attention to detail and a deep interest in process, she explores ideas in distinct bodies of work and projects. Tina received her MFA from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine and is included in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and the Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY as well as in many private collections.