Tina Ingraham was born in Kenton, Ohio in 1947. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College of CUNY in 1996 and Bachelor of Science in Design at the University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP in 1970. Influenced by three years of living in Perugia Italy, Ingraham’s study of Renaissance painting and fresco is evident in her warm palette, fascination with surface and vivid perception of nature. She is a recipient of many awards, including grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Maine Commission for the Arts and Pollock Krasner Foundation. She has taught in a variety of teaching environments including Bowdoin College, Stephens College, Brooklyn College, and painting workshops in Italy, Colorado and Maine. Commissions of note include the Myron Edward Ullman III family portrait collection and the portrait of Joshua Chamberlain commissioned by Bowdoin College.