Mindful, fashionable & an eclectic creative, tina scott lassiter is a photographer, collage artist, author/writer and art consultant living in and originally from Washington, DC. As a young girl, she took her first picture with a Brownie camera, had various cameras over the years and, after capturing thousands of images with an iPhone, a permanent passion for seeing things through the lens ignited. When a trip to Egypt came about, she bought a new camera and has not put it down since. Self taught, Tina’s photographs are periodically published in national magazines including Spirituality & Health, are part of the collection at Children’s National Health System, have been on display in local spaces as part of their gallery exhibition series, and hang in the homes of several private collectors.
Tina’s intricately designed color driven collages, which primarily focus on the female body form and are referred to as goddesses, had their debut exhibition at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (where she also served as an Adjunct on the Program Faculty), have hung in several other group shows in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and were featured in Body & Soul Connection, a national magazine published by Spirituality & Health; Tina was the featured artist in this same issue. Inspired in part by the 2017 Women’s March, she began creating a dynamic series of primarily black & white collaged female heads (called "oracles"); re-imaged as enlarged stylized photographs, each speaks loudly about an issue that affects women, girls, and individuals identifying as female. One of the oracles premiered at We Speak: The Collective Musing of the Global Majority, an exposition sponsored by Federal City Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Both her photographs and collages serve as the inspiration for From Girls to Goddesses® and enWRAPtured!®, workshops designed for women and girls respectively to address self-esteem and body trauma issues; the workshops have been attended by hundreds of girls throughout the country. She was selected by Towson University Department of Women & Gender Studies to present a lecture, Art, Mindfulness & the Undefined Self Esteem as part of a women and girls health symposium. Tina was commissioned by the Capitol Breast Care Center to create a goddess image that came to represent the strength, courage and resilience of any woman and later received a Community Service Award for her work in the healing arts from Lambda Kappa Mu, a women’s business and professional organization; Art Life/Life Art interviewed her about creativity, the creative process and related subjects for episode 4 in a series featured on You Tube. In September 2018, her first book, morsels of peeps: mindful musings, inspirational thoughts, quiet images will go on sale on Amazon.com.
A former personal stylist and interior accessories consultant, Tina’s eclectic eye, creative vision, and ability to select just the right pieces are why she is hired to acquire and install art in both commercial and residential spaces. This talent became an asset when she served as the Director of Creative & Therapeutic Arts at Children’s National Health System for 15 years. During her tenure, she developed and instituted the first organized system for selecting, purchasing, installing, and cataloging art throughout the hospital in addition to establishing a criteria for accepting art donations. Working closely with area schools and visual arts organizations, she and her team secured then installed art in all 25 of Children’s off site clinics throughout the area; for two years, she collaborated with area interior designers to choose artwork created by children for the annual Show House to benefit the hospital.
Her curatorial efforts to diversify the types of artwork on display at Children’s brought to the forefront the work of children living with AIDS, young artists with disabilities, a photographic record of children with life-threatening illnesses, and local girls who are the victims of or exposed to domestic violence via The Clothesline Project. Not only did she move this display to a prominent and highly visible gallery, she also added a writing of narratives component, and eventually established and hosted an annual evening of recognition, awareness, and education for staff, parents, and children; the DC Rape Crisis Center later joined as a hosting partner bringing in artwork and awards for children participating in "Who Would You Tell?". She co-designed a forum that provides pediatric medical residents with comprehensive training in the importance of the arts in a medical environment; was instrumental in the creation of an arts-based program which led to a five-year $1.2M Science Education Partnership Award; and presented at numerous national conferences and seminars discussing the value of arts programming and art in a pediatric setting.
Ms. Lassiter serves on both grant related and judging panels for various arts organizations; was Art Editor/Columnist for NEWORLD Renaissance, an aspiring New York-based multicultural magazine of the arts; and sourced then visited galleries/artists around the country to select art for Black Enterprise Magazine. Homes of Color magazine featured her living space in an eight page spread on decorating a small space. She volunteers at My Sister's Place and Washington School for Girls, completed the Arts in Medicine Intensive at University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research & Education, holds an MBA in Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a BA in Communications with a minor in Social Work from Howard University.
Follow her on Instagram & Twitter @myeclecticeye and on Pinterest @my_eclecticeye.
art consulting services
Meet with commercial or residential planners to review vision, needs and design
Make recommendations for artists and artwork to fulfill vision
Source, purchase, and manage delivery and installation of art
PHILLIPS@THEARC; Projects - “Living Room” artist selection; art & mindfulness program development
DP+Partners, LLC/LUHF Branded Environments; Project - Howard University East & West Towers
LUHF Branded Environments; Project - Industrial Bank of Washington