Tina Matthews is a multidisciplinary Fine Artist whose work includes Costume Design, Sculpture, and Performance. In 2003, she graduated with honors from the Columbus College of Art and Design where she received a BFA in Fine Arts: Drawing and Prinkmaking. She has since been very active in Costume Design, specializing in headpiece construction. In 2013, she obtained a license in Cosmetology to further her explorations in headpiece design, and arrangements with hair and fiber.
Matthews enjoys experimenting with a variety of materials and processes. Her Costume Designs have been featured in performances, fashion shows, costume competitions, stage productions, and film. She is also an accomplished seamstress and started her own accessory line in 2010, called Leatherblade (leatherblade.com). Other applications of her craft can be seen in her appliqué and embroidery artistry for Seagull Bags, where she started in 2008.
Over the years, she has spent as much time with Performance and Music, reaching audiences both nationally and internationally. Her performance experience includes collaborations with Queen Mae and the Bells (2005-2009), the all-female noise group 16 Bitch Pile Up (2003 - 2005), Yoke Fellow (2009 - 2012), Wildebeest (2009 - present), Pachbeest (2012 - present), and solo works under the name Plinth.