I'm an illustrator and cartoonist currently living in Brooklyn. Originally from New Jersey, I got my BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2014. One time someone said my work was “brutal, yet sensitive” and I’m still trying to decide where I want that tattooed on my body.

I run Sluggish Wife, a store for people who love magic and lifting, as well.

Clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, NBC News, The Freelancer's Union, Little Bee Books, The Baffler, The New Republic, Lit Hub, The Sierra Club, The Marshall Project, The Nib, Buzzfeed, The Goethe Institut, Motherboard, Noisey, Labor Notes, The Spruce, The Balance, and Lifewire.

I’ve also run drawing workshops with The Goethe Institut and NYC H2O. If you have a workshop you’d like to run, I’d love to hear it!

Contact me at:
hi@colleentigheart.com
instagram: @colleentie
tweets: @colleentie

Media:
Interview: Comic Watch “Compromise, Care and Powerlifting: An Interview with Colleen Tighe”
Article: Hyperallergic The Artists Illustrating New York’s Growing Protest Culture”
Podcast: Art and Labor “Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe”
Podcast: Season of the Bitch “Women Who Lift”
Radio: NPR’s Only a Game “Powerlifting Doesn’t Care What I Look Like”
Interview: FORGE magazine
Interview: Brown Paper Bag

Recognitions and Exhibitions:
"Permission" group exhibition at Holyrad studio, 2018
“Joy Sneaks In” group print exhibit, 2017 
"Eye Spy" exhibition at grouppartner's studio, 2016
Gowanus Print Lab's "Abandoned Places, Forgotten Spaces" exhibition, 2015
Society of Illustrator's 2015 Student Scholarship Show, winner of the "In Remembrance of Effie Bowes" scholarship
School of Visual Arts "Kings and Queens" Junior Project Exhibition in 2013


All works © Colleen Tighe