Gina Tuzzi was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. She attended Humboldt State University, receiving a BA in painting and printmaking and later Mills College where she received a MFA in painting. Gina has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, is a Murphy and Cadogan fellow and a two time SECA nominee. She teaches painting and drawing at Humboldt State University and lives in Blue Lake, California. She is represented by Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia, CA.