Mary V. (Ginna) Cullen has a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) degree in studio art from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the former Director of the Art Gallery at the Louisa Art Center and has juried art shows in Fredericksburg and central Virginia. She currently serves on the board of the Virginia Art Education Association, conducts professional development classes for art teachers and in 2017 was selected as the Virginia Art Educator of the Year. She was the Central Virginia Regional Program Coordinator for the MIS Off-Campus IAR Graduate Art Program at VCU. In addition, she was a student advisor, Book Arts instructor in this program, and also assisted in recruitment, and development.
Cullen is a painter and sculptural book artist and has exhibited often in central Virginia, Richmond, Washington D.C. as well as other areas of the country. Originally from Fredericksburg, she taught art in public schools for 30 years, and currently lives in the town of Louisa.