Colleen Mullins is a photographer and book artist. She has garnered numerous grants and fellowships, including two McKnight Fellowships, four Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, and in 2020, she was a nominee for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for her project "Expositions are the timekeepers of progress". Additionally, she has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Penland School of Crafts Winter Residency, and was just awarded a 2023-2024 Project Space Residency at the Visual Studies Workshop. Mullins' work is in the collections of the US Embassy in Moscow, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, MFA Houston, Hirsch Library, Stanford University Library Special Collections, and Southeast Museum of Photography, among others. Her publications include Photo District News (PDN), The Oxford American Eyes on the South, The New York Times Lens Blog, and numerous textbooks. She has authored articles for Afterimage and PDNedu. Recent exhibitions include Chung 24 Gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, The Georgia Center for the Book, and Tilt Institute for the Contemporary Image with the Rolls & Tubes Collective.
She lives and works in San Francisco.