Colleen Mullins has worked in the fields of gallery management and higher education for over twenty years. Her career spans work in stock photography with the Swanstock photo agency, the directorship of two college galleries, and the Minnesota Center for Photography Gallery, and the photography and film departments of the Art Institutes International Minnesota.
Mullins is a nationally recognized photographer and book artist. She has garnered two McKnight Artist Fellowships, four Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, and received a Project Grant from the Women's Studio Workshop to produce her 1998 book Opening Day, which chronicled her father's decent into Senile-Dementia through the telling of his story about crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at its opening in 1937. Additionally, Mullins has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and Penland School of Crafts.
Mullins returned to her hometown of San Francisco in 2014, where she splits her time between her own photography, artist coaching and grant preparation, writing, and editing. She is a co-editor for the forthcoming book Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs, by Mary Virginia Swanson.
See more of her work here: www.colleenmullins.net