Tina Linville grew up in the Pacific Northwest and received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington and her MFA in Fibers from California State University, Long Beach. Her sculptures, installations, and collaborative projects have been featured in exhibitions by Textile Arts LA, Handweavers Guild of America, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation and Craft in America, Jason Vass Gallery and the San Diego Art Institute. In addition to her studio-based work, Linville also considers her work in the community part of her multifaceted art practice. She founded and directed a mentorship program providing artistic development for creatives in her community in 2020 and curated more than 25 exhibitions as part of various artist-run gallery projects based out of her Northern California studio.
She moved from California to Waco in the summer of 2022 to join the faculty at the Baylor Art and Art History Department.
MFA, Fibers, California State University, Long Beach, CA.
BFA, Sculpture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
I combine the basic tendencies of collecting and arranging with textile construction processes that showcase human ingenuity to transform everyday objects and materials into densely worked sculptural forms, installations, and collaborative projects. What is ordinary becomes mysterious and out of undervalued parts comes an indelible whole.
I use the word salvaged to characterize my material choices. This material salvaging extends beyond the physically discarded to the culturally discarded. I am interested in cultivating curiosity through rigorous playfulness, pushing toward a more uninhibited selfhood I recognize in children, but don’t often experience as an adult.