Having studied Chinese paper cutting for fifteen years, Tina Jing Ru Shen is knowledgeable in traditional Chinese arts. As her interests in the arts grew, she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art to learn about Western visual art. From her growing knowledge of European and modern art, Tina began to integrate Chinese traditional styles with Western motifs in her paper cutting work.
Tina’s passion for Chinese paper cutting took the public stage when she was interviewed by SinoVision television station, The China Press, and Hong Kong’s The Mirror magazine. She has also demonstrated Chinese paper cutting for the United Nations, New York Philharmonic, Chinese Consulate, Hunan TV, Healthfirst, and United States-China Cultural Institute, and Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams.
Currently, Tina is majoring in Graphic Communication and minoring in Marketing at Baruch College. In the Fall 2016 semester, Tina studied abroad in Florence, Italy to learn about Renaissance Art and Italian fashion at its place of origin. During her time in Florence, Tina worked at a restaurant owned by the Frescobaldi family as a social media marketing intern to develop her academic and professional career.
Tina is aspiring to be a graphic designer or marketer, and hope to eventually promote her artwork to mainstream culture. Tina was a Graphic Design intern at Red Storm Graphics, Inc., and she has been working for Sunlight Adult Day Care, Inc. for two years as a Chinese paper cutting teacher to senior citizens. At Baruch College, Tina was involved in Golden Key International Honour Society for two years, Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society for one and half years, and Dollars & Sense, her college’s online magazine.