Tina Girouard (1946 – April 21, 2020) was an American video and performance artist best known for her work and involvement in the SoHo art scene of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Tina Girouard was born in DeQuincy, LA in 1946, and graduated from with a BFA in art from UL Lafayette before moving to New York City. There, she pioneered video, installation and performance art while collaborating with others in the post-minimalist vortex of lower Manhattan and surrounds. She went on to a distinguished 40 year visual art career, with studios in Louisiana, New York and Haiti. Her work has been included in Documenta 6, the Venice Biennale, the Paris Biennale, with a mid-career retrospective at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City.
"Mardi Gras Suites and Quartets", 1974, was originally recorded on video at the legendary NYC artist collective, The Kitchen, known for its role in supporting the new art forms of the time - video and performance art.