Tina has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1993.
Poplawski has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Ontario, Quebec and New York. Two galleries in Toronto, the V. MacDonnell Gallery and Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, have represented Poplawski. Her work is found in North American and European collections both corporate and private. She is the recipient of many awards, including numerous Ontario Art Council Grants.
Her work focuses on textured paintings, sculptural objects and paper works arranged into multi-faceted installations. Her art practice focuses on the contrasting concerns of destruction and re-creation, violent upheaval and spiritual renewal. Her work is driven by themes of loss, returning to the earth's embrace and patterns in nature.