Goddard College, Plainfield VT  MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts 2009  Thesis: “Practicing Wisdom and Compassion: Letters To My Sons” An epistolary account of mixed media art, education reform, feminism, motherhood, and artistic collaboration.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1998  Studio Diploma: Painting & Printmaking

Illinois State University, Normal IL 1996   B.S. Education, Studio Art minor


2013                  Flagship Gallery, Charleston SC  “Discarded Cherished”

2009                  Plum Elements Gallery, Charleston SC “Tina Hirsig: Wish”

2008                  Charleston City Gallery at Dock Street Theatre “Tina Hirsig: Mapping Our Place”


2019                 Emeline Hotel, selected for the permanent collection, Charleston SC

2019                 City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Piccolo Spoleto Exhibition, juried, Charleston SC

2017                 City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Piccolo Spoleto Exhibition, juried, Charleston SC

2017                  ArtFields, Lake City, SC, juried

2016-17           National Art Education Association Members Exhibitions, Alexandria VA, juried

2016                   Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston SC, invitational

2015                   South Carolina Biennial, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia SC, juried

2015                   Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles MO, juried “Contemporary Women Artists XVII: Reimagining Femmage”, juried

2014                   Longmont Arts Council, Longmont CO, juried “Cabinets of Curiosity”, juried

2014                   Ashley Hall, Charleston SC, “Celebrating Charleston and the Lowcountry”, invitational

2014                   Charleston Supported Art, Charleston SC, commission

2014                   ArtFields Festival, Lake City SC, juried

2014                   Studio M Gallery, Mystic CT, invitational “Beauty Within and Without: Collaborative works of Laura Gaffke and Tina Hirsig”, invitational

2013                   Cone 10 Studios, Charleston SC, invitational

2013                   Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston SC “Lowcountry Artist’s Book Meet” invitational exhibit

2013                   Artfields Festival, Lake City SC, juried

2013                   Enough Pie “Awakenings”, Charleston SC, “Laura Two Tina Collaboration and Installation”, juried

2012                   Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston SC, Annual Visual Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention Award, juried

2012                   Redux Contemporary Art Center: ReNude, Charleston SC Annual benefit for Planned Parenthood, juried

2011                   Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston “Postcard Show: Wish You Were Here” benefit for scholarships at College of Charleston, invitational exhibit

2010                   Kulture Klash Arts Festival, North Charleston SC

2010                   Women of Wisdom, Sophia Institute, Charleston SC “Real Eyes”, invitational exhibit

2010                   Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC “Contemporaries Exhibit and Silent Auction”, juried

2009                   Plum Elements Gallery, Charleston SC “12; Light Back”, invitational exhibit

2009                   Edison Place Gallery, Washington D.C. “From a Woman’s Perspective”, group exhibition, juried  National Women’s Caucus For Art

2009                   Plum Elements Gallery, Charleston SC “Our Artful Moment”, group exhibition, juried

2008                   Saul Alexander Gallery, Charleston SC  Charleston Women’s Caucus For Art, Selected Works  “Intuitive Spaces”, group exhibition, juried

2008                   Plum Elements Gallery, Charleston SC  “The Fundamental Rule”, group exhibition

2007                   Redux Contemporary Art Center  Selected Works Auction, group exhibit

2006                   North Charleston Arts Festival, Redux Artists, group exhibition, juried

2001                   Visions of a Green Community, Brookline MA

2000                   Visions of a Green Community, Brookline MA

1999                   Art Beat, Summerville MA


Ashley Hall, Charleston SC:  2014- present,  Visual Art Instructor, Visual Art Department Chair (pre-primary through 12th grade)

College of Charleston, Charleston SC:  2009-2014 Drawing I, Drawing II, Learning To See in the Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Learning Community (Drawing 119 and Biology 112), Computing in the Arts (curriculum development for 2013)

Trident Technical College, Charleston SC:  2011-2014  Graphic Design, Drawing I, Color and Composition, Multimedia (Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint), Computer Imagery (Adobe Photoshop)

Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston SC  Summer Art Institute Sculpture Instructor (2010), Drawing Instructor (2008), Outreach Program Coordinator (2007)

Brookline Public Schools, Brookline MA 1998-2003  Visual Art Instructor (tenured)


“Learning to See in the Arts and Sciences”, Charleston SC

College of Charleston student drawings exhibited alongside professional paper artist Jocelyn Châteauvert whose work is based on a Smithsonian grant. Her study of the flora and fauna at the Smithsonian Museum and travel to Guyana, South America informs her sculpture process. The exhibition opened with a public talk given by Chuck Pell reflecting on the connection of art, design, and science.


Show+Tell Art+Design, Charleston SC 2016-

Matthew Campbell Studio & Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina, 2011-2014

Plum Elements Gallery, Charleston South Carolina 2008-2011


Charleston Magazine, Artist Profile, August 2016 “Tina Hirsig: In Her Element” written by Jenny Ouellette

701 CCA South Carolina Biennial, Exhibition Catalog 2015

Women’s Caucus for Art, Reimaging Femmage Exhibition Catalog Winter 2015

Artful Blogging Magazine, Winter 2011  Tina Hirsig and Laura Gaffke’s collaborative artwork is featured as a HUB article describing how they began collaborating and recent projects.

BlogTalk Radio, 2011  Interview by Cassie Premo Steele about collaborative work with Laura Gaffke

Narragansett Times Newspaper, 2010  “Heart to Heart with Collaborating Artists Laura Gaffke and Tina Hirsig” written by Karen Souza

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Volume Eight, Winter 2010  A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists

Charleston City Paper, Winter 2009  “What Do the Years Ahead Hold for the Arts” written by Nick Smith

Charleston City Paper, Fall 2009  “Tina Hirsig Dares to Dream” written by Nick Smith

Charleston Post and Courier Newspaper, Fall 2009  “Tina Hirsig Wants to Know Your Wish” written by Vikki Matsis

Charleston Art Magazine, Fall 2009  “Dreamland in a Vintage Box” written by Olivia Pool

Women’s Caucus for Art, Summer 2009  Exhibition Catalog

Charleston Post and Courier Newspaper, Winter 2007 “Tina Hirsig: Mapping Our Place” written by Dottie Ashley


National Art Educators Association, selected speaker at National Convention, NYC 2017 “The Light Project: Inquiry, Collaboration, and Creating with Reggio Emilia and Teaching for Artistic Behavior Teaching Practices

National Art Educators Association: Webinar “Making Time for Making Art” January 2016, invitation

Honorable Mention, Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition 2012

Runkle School Annual Teacher of Excellence Award 2003

Dr. Martin Sleeper Grant Recipient 2001

Brookline Foundation Grant Recipient 2000