Overview of artist Tina Jenkins awarded the Threadneedle Prize 2014 for her mixed media work, Bed Head
British painter Tina Jenkins received her BA in Fine Art (2005), followed by her MFA (2014), from the University of Reading. She is currently doing her PhD in Practice Based Research in Fine Art at the University of Reading. In an effort to discover new methods of painting, Jenkins began painting on plastic sheeting, a challenge she describes as “beautifully problematic”. Her work explores the theme of hysteria as she seeks to delve into the in-between space that painting occupies in being rooted in both past and present, while desiring to create the future. In 2014, Jenkins was awarded the prestigious Threadneedle Prize. That same year, she also won the Owen Ridley Award for an outstanding MFA project. Interviews featuring Jenkins have appeared in Artist and Illustrators Magazine (2015) and After Nyne Online, The Arts Issue (2014). Recent solo exhibitions include a self-titled show at Mall Galleries (2015) and 30 Artists in 30 Days at Studio 1:1 (2012). Jenkins’ work has also been featured in group exhibitions including The Trouble with Painting Today at Pump House Gallery (2014), 30 Artists in 30 Days at Studio 1:1 (2012), and Two and a Half Dimensions at Pangolin (2011).