Tina Dickey, artist, author, and filmmaker, has contributed to numerous books and exhibition catalogues related to the painter Hans Hofmann and his former students in the United States, Canada, Spain, and Germany. Her manuscript on Hofmann's schools and teaching, Color Creates Light: Studies with Hans Hofmann, was published in 2011.

Her oral history of selected former Hofmann students is now in the Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution. For nine years she served as Editor of the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné (from 1997 to 2006), while working as chief research consultant for the PBS documentary Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist (2003), and editing the journals of painter Myron Stout (Midmarch Arts Press, 2005).

She has participated in art residencies in Cummington Community of the Arts (1983, 1992, 1993), the Vermont Studio Center (1984, 1986, 2016), and Sanskriti Kendra (2012, 2016). Exhibitions of her prints and paintings have been held since 1972 in New England locations including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; at the National Institutes of Health; and in British Columbia. She studied film in the Documentary Certificate Program of Capilano University.

She is producing and directing an international series of four independent art documentaries, Colour Creates Light: a Diaspora in Four Films. The series, currently in post-production, will be released in 60 and 75 minute versions to festivals and broadcasters. The first of the series, Paint Until Dawn, will emerge in 2017.