Mindy Tousley was born in Western New York, and graduated from State University Collage at Buffalo in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Design, and a concentration in ceramics. She continues to work in a range of medium from ceramics to monoprint to dimensional collage. Her award-winning work has been exhibited several times in The Albright-Knox Art gallery, and The Burchfield Penney Art Center. Since her move to Cleveland in 1994, she has continued to exhibit in shows and galleries in the Northeastern Ohio Area. Her work was published in “the Pink Eye Book of Collage” in 2010 and “City Artists at Work” in 2009, and can be found in corporate collections including; Buckingham Doolittle and Burroughs, The Dalad Collection, Tucker Ellis, YWCA(downtown Cleveland branch), Cleveland State University, Brouse MacDowell, Glidden House, Nordsen, and University Hospital, as well as many private collections in New York, Ohio and Arizona.
Currently, she is the Executive Director for the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and a current member of the CMA Print Club, where she chairs the Publications Committee.
She is the former Director of Akron’s, The Harris Stanton Gallery, and previous partner in The Dead Horse Gallery of Lakewood Ohio. She and Co-Director William Martin Jean coordinated City Artist at Work activities for over 15 years. She is also a former member of The Cleveland LGBT Center Art Committee and former Secretary for the Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association.