Tina Currently teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has been guest lecturer at the University of Cincinnati DAAP,CCM and at Xavier University. Tina’s work has been widely exhibited, at FotoFocus 2020,2018 and 2016 at The Cincinnati YWCA, Washington Park Art Gallery, Kennedy Heights arts Center, The Art Academy, Xavier University Northern Kentucky University and other spaces.
Tina’s practice is grounded in her study of art, movement and music. She is a longtime student of Developmental Movement, including Feldenkreis and Alexander technique, and very deliberately composes the human figure and its activity. Tina is also a musician. She performs widely on the lute and Renaissance flute, and directs the early music chamber group, The Shakespeare Band. Her cultural connection to the Renaissance/Baroque period extends to The Visual world as well as music, especially sculpture. Depicting classical balance and beauty in the human form is a hallmark of Tina’s work.
When not composing scenes in the studio or on-site, Tina is a freelance photographer with a broad clientele including The Cincinnati Symphony, Linton Chamber Music series, Movers and Makers Magazine, Queen City Chamber Opera, Concert Nova, MYCincinnati, UC-College Conservatory of Music, and Procter and Gamble. She has photographed many Grammy award-winning musicians.
Tina is strongly involved with social justice photography and believes that the camera is a tool for change. She works to create images that show the beauty of humanity and also give hope and create healing in individuals and communities. She prefers to be called an “Arts Instigator” when working with communities by bringing attention to issues that are difficult or challenging through thought provoking projects that enable others to express their fears, hopes and dreams for the future