Born in 1949 in San Angelo and raised in Odessa, Texas, Tina Fuentes earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas where she trained in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her teaching experience has been teaching art within the Texas Public Schools, Waco Art Center, University of Albuquerque, and the University of New Mexico. Presently she is Professor within the School of Art at Texas Tech University. She has numerous one woman, group, museum and gallery exhibitions to her credit from throughout the U.S. and particularly Texas and New Mexico. She has participated extensively as an exhibition juror and has served as a member of the Visual Arts Panel's of the New Mexico State Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts. She has also served as juror and board member of the Albuquerque Arts Board 1% for Art Program. She has served as proposal reviewer for the Texas Tech University Public Arts Program Sub Committee and serves on several committees for the School of Art. Exhibit 208, Albuquerque, NM and Charles Adams Gallery, Lubbock, TX presently represent her work. Tina Fuentes maintains a studio in Lubbock, Texas.
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