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. While in graduate school Tina focused her practice on performance/installation and curatorial studies. In the Summer 2015, she will be launching a social practice based artist residency out of her home, called Project Grant.
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),holding paid positions at: AS220 (Providence), ArtSpan (SF), the Oakland Art Murmur, Rock Paper Scissors (Oakland), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY) and Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo), while volunteering at Southern Exposure (SF), The Lab (SF), and New Langton Arts (SF).