I have been painting on and off all my life including an attempted few years at art school, Massachusetts College of Art and a short stop at University of New Mexico Art Department. I eventually ended up at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. (And, yes. I am the same Tinuviel who was part of founding both Kill Rock Stars and Villa Villakula record labels.) I had a 10 year hiatus from painting which I spent learning house renovations, farming, and gardening.
I currently live in Southern Maine on 3 acres of front yard, poultry yard, and wild, wild woods out back. I have been raising chickens for over 10 years; a flock of purebreds and backyard mutts, roosters, hens, chicks, and even a couple Muscovy ducks. There’s a garden out front that has a bit of everything. Flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruits, trees… a jungle to explore. The birds free range and love it all.
I have always been drawn toward what is near me, what surrounds me, what makes the world personal.
And cats. Cats have always been a part of my life since before I was born. My cats are mentors, muses, and annoying roommates.
April 2004 THE PORTSMOUTH WIRE, Portsmouth NH ongoing farm issues essayist and advice columnist February 2004 FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT, Dover NH ‘A Walk To Remember’, by Judy Gries feature article and interview May 2003 PORTSMOUTH HERALD, Portsmouth NH interview, Word Around Town, Jeanne McCartin September 2001 WBZ-TV4 NEWS, Boston MA featured in Arts and Entertainment with Joyce Kulhawik for the Jamaica Plain Open Studios December 1999 THE BOSTON PHOENIX, Boston MA featured in article on Mudflat Ceramic Studios, photographed working on the wheel July 1998 THE BOSTON PHOENIX, Boston MA authored article commemorating Bikini Kill of the Riot Grrrl Movement July 1996 THE SEATTLE TIMES, Seattle WA ‘The Return of Vinyl Frenzy’, by Cynthia Rose record label featured in article April 1996 BMP Panels, Boston MA ‘The Power of Music’ panel discussing social and political agenda in music March 1996 TOWER BOOKSTORE, Boston MA in-store appearance promotional reading for book tour of ‘Rock She Wrote’ February 1995 THE BOSTON PHOENIX, Boston MA feature interview with Brett Milano upon returning to Boston to reside April 1995 ROCK SHE WROTE anthology, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc edited by Ann Powers and Evelyn McDonnell book cover design and essay included July 1994 THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York City NY ‘Playing With a Different Sex’ interview by Natasha Stovall on sexual politics in the music and art worlds September 1993 CMJ MUSIC CONFERENCE, New York City NY ‘Women in Rock’ panel member October 1991 ARTFORUM magazine ‘Kill Rock Stars’ album cover featured in article by Greil Marcus
COLLECTIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS
2005 WWW.LOVENOTWAR.US develop personal website 2003 CAMINO DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain walk traditional pilgrimage route from St Jean Pied a Port, France to Santiago, Finisterre and Muxia, Spain 2003 GUERILLA ART SHOW, Rollinsford NH organize parking lot art show protesting censorship 2003 LOVE, LUST AND LASCIVIOUSNESS, Rollinsford NH curate group show at Salmon Falls Mill Gallery 2001 YES RADIO YOKO ONO, Newton MA organize and co-host Yoko Ono complete music retrospective on WZBC 2000 LADYFEST, Olympia WA ‘Wall of Bras’ installation piece of cloth, rope and wood 2000 EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT MUSEUM, Seattle WA album jackets and posters 2000 BIODEVASTATION RALLY, Copley Square, Boston MA handmade 1000 Monarch Butterflies with bioengineering facts on the backside from foamcore, paper and acrylic paint 1990-1999 VILLA VILLAKULA and KILL ROCK STARS various LP and CD projects; drawings, silk screens and layouts for rock, folk and spoken word artists 1990-1993 WITCHY POO, Olympia WA art director for multimedia performance ensemble