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. Much of 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. Has served as grants reviewer for the Lubbock Arts Alliance, served as member of the Texas Tech Museum Acquisition Sub-Committee, served on the University Public Arts Committee and serves on several committee's for the School of Art. Recently she and Dr. Eric Bruning (Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at TTU) received a National Science Foundation grant where Fuentes will collaborate to convey a visual artistic dialogue to Dr. Bruning’s scientific research about lightning and its distribution in thunderstorms. Charles Adams Gallery in Lubbock, TX presently represents her work. Fuentes maintains a studio in Lubbock, Texas.