Photo by Monica McGivern
Tayina Deravile is a budding cultural arts administrator from Coral Springs, FL by way of Framingham, MA. Interested in the dynamics of the mental psyche and human behavior, Tayina attended the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Her intrigue and curiosity in the conscious and unconscious thought, led her to further her education in the social sciences, with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
While attending graduate school, Tayina began her career in art administration at the NSU Art Museum. During her tenure at the museum, Tayina facilitated outreach programs, studio art classes, and engage the community through the education department initiatives. She currently is an art administrator at Girls' Club Collection, a 501(c)3 private foundation and alternative space established in 2006 by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Girls' Club produces exhibitions, educational programming, publications and events that change lives, nurture local artists, and inspire cultural growth in South Florida.
Girls' Club is the only private collection open to the public that focuses on contemporary art by women in the world. As a proponent for beneficence, she views multidisciplinary art education as an engaging catalyst for wellbeing. Her background in psychology and experience working with art institutions furthers her belief that art is essential in an individual's overall mental health.