Tina Ingraham

Tina Ingraham, Summer Still Life with Lemons, 2023, Oil on linen, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches
Tina Ingraham, Summer Still Life with Lemons, 2023, Oil on linen, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches


Eloquent Observation – Tina Ingraham

August 21, 2012

June 2012 Maine Home & Design Magazine Article by Britta Konau While the items seem luscious, the application of paint is sparing. Each brushstroke is deliberately placed without hesitation, and highlights are carefully considered.

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Tina Ingraham was born in Kenton, Ohio in 1947. She received her Bachelor of Science in Design at the University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP in 1970, and her MFA from Brooklyn College of CUNY in 1996. Largely influenced by her study with Lennart Anderson, a second generation student of Charles Webster Hawthorne, 1872-1930, her work matured with three years of painting in Perugia, Italy from 1999-2003. She traveled Europe studying Old Master works, mosaics, and contemporary painters that enriched her palette and informed her continued research of historical techniques. She is a recipient of many awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, grants from The Maine Commission for the Arts and Pollock Krasner Foundations, and residency fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Dorland Mountain Art Colony and The Robert M. MacNamara Foundation. Academic teaching includes The International School of Painting Drawing and Sculpture, Bowdoin College, Hyde School, Brooklyn College and Stephens College. Among the many seated portraits Ingraham has painted are the Myron Edward Ullman III portrait collection of thirteen paintings, and the portrait of Joshua Chamberlain commissioned by Bowdoin College. Down East Book publications include reproductions of Ingraham’s Harbor Fish Market painting “Early Snow” in Carl Little’s and David Little’s Paintings of Portland, and “Portland Pier at Low Tide” in Paintings of Maine, A New Collection by Carl Little.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023          Stills and Scapes, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2020          Sight Specific, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2017          Rock, Trees Sand and Sea, Popham to Blue Hill, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2015          Figures & Landscapes, Thomas Moser Showroom, Freeport, ME

2009        Observations, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2009         Natura-Naturi-Natur, Galerie im Rathaus, Treffpunkt Kunst, Munich, Germany

2007        Out of the Ordinary, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2006         ’96 ‘to Now, Roundtop Center for the Arts, Damariscotta, ME

2005        Façades, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2005         The Light of Umbria, Galerie im Rathaus, Treffpunkt Kunst, Munich, Germany

2002         Begegnungen, Galerie im Rathaus, Treffpunkt Kunst, Munich, Germany

2002         Incontri, Chiostro San Francesco, Umbertide, Italy

2001         Luminous Moments, Hubert Gallery, New York, NY

2000         Still Life and Doorways, Galleria ISA, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

1999         Still Life, Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT

1994         Watercolors and Oils, Lancaster Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

1994         New Works in Watercolor, The Gallery at Thomas Moser, Portland, ME

1989         Mohegan, Bayview Gallery, Portland, ME

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023           Maine the Painted State, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2022           Biennial Portland Shows, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2021           Maine The Painted State, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2020           Biennial Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2016           A Continuum of Place, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME

2014           On and Off the Wall: Dune Evolution, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2013          The Painter’s Table and Art, Food and Humanity, Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2012           Small Pleasures, Sylvan Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2011           Gallery Artists, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2011           From the Garden to the Kitchen, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

2007           What’s Cooking, Bachelier-Cardonsky, Kent, CT

2005           The Still Life Show, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2003           Vessels, Bachelier-Cardonsky, Kent, CT

Awards, Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies

2015         Visual Artist Project Grant, Maine Commission for the Arts, Augusta, ME

2008         Honored and Profiled, Women Work and Community, a community-based non-profit, Governor’s Mansion, Augusta, ME

2005         Artist’s Residency, The MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME

1999         The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY

1999         Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York, NY

1999         Artist’s Residency Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Peterborough, NH

1998         Artist’s Residency, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, CA

1998         The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Peterborough, NH

1996         Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Brooklyn College of CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

1996         Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Scholarship and Art, Brooklyn College of CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

1994         Artist’s Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Selected Public Collections

Brookline Bankcorp, Brookline, MA
Brown Brothers Harriman, New York, NY
Myron Edward Ullman III Private Collection of Thirteen Portraits
CEO Starbucks
MBNA Corporation
Portrait of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


1996         MFA, Painting, Brooklyn College of CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

1970         BSD, University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP, Cincinnati, OH