Donna Quinn

Donna Quinn

    Contact Information

    donnaquinnpaintings@gmail.com

    Phone: 215-796-1719

    http://www.donnaquinnpaintings.com/

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Paintings

    Artist's Biography

    A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA, Donna Quinn has exhibited her work extensively in her hometown and other U.S. cities such as Alexandria, VA, Washington DC, New York City and Miami. She has received several grants and was a recipient of the Fellowship Award in Painting from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. Her work is held in numerous private collections.

    Artist's Statement

    Donna Quinn is a Philadelphia painter whose abstract work is inspired by themes central to relationships, space, and the passage of time. Exploring harmony and imbalance, her surfaces recall abandoned spaces with an impreciseness that often accompanies faded memories. She uses a materials-driven process to create layers of paint and mixed media on paper to evoke the passage of time, a sense of loss, and reverence for the past. The result is a highly textured and muted palette etched with organic lines, intuitive marks, and repetitive shapes.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2014
    New Acrylic Paintings, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    New Acrylic Paintings, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Café Lift, Philadelphia, PA

    Group

    2017
    Achromatic, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
    Main Line Art Center Spring Gala Exhibition, Haverford, PA
    Art in the Age of Injustice, Women's Caucus for Art at DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
    A Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    4th Biennial SnowFlake Invitational, Philadelphia PA

    2016
    Aqua Art Miami, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL
    Outside/In: Women's Caucus for Art, Scotts Mills Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
    Home: Design Philadelphia 2016, Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
    Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Moore College of Art + Design Annual Alumni Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA
    Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016, Harrisburg, PA

    2015
    Square Foot Art Basel Miami 3, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL
    Old Enough to Know Better, Group Exhibition, Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Alumnae Exhibit, Moore College of Art & Design, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
    2014
    Select Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL

    Square Foot Art Basel Miami Redux, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

    Annual Small Works Show, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Dear Fleisher Art Memorial Biennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

    Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    InLiquid Benefit v.14, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

    A Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Alumni Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2013, Harrisburg, PA

    Artists Against Hunger Exhibit, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    A Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Small Works Show, The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    A Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Annual Small Works Show, The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Square Foot, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

    The Artist Project New York, Pier 92, New York, NY

    2010
    Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    A Celebration of Life Exhibit, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Penn Med Art Show, Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    InLiquid’s 10×10 at Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Gallery at 543, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    Annual Small Works Show, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    A Square Deal, Past*Present*Future, Ardmore, PA

    New Talent, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Spring Show, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA), SPP Gallery, Conshohocken, PA

    A Square Deal, Café Estelle, Philadelphia, PA

    Past & Present, Sam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    Penn Med Art Show, Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania

    Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    A Square Deal, B2 Café, Philadelphia, PA

    Gifted, The Art Trust, West Chester, PA

    Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    All Media Open Juried Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    144th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    Alumnae Exhibit, Moore College of Art & Design, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    Journeys, Alumnae Show, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Meaning in the Mundane, Alumnae Show, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

    Awards and Honors

    2009
    Stanley Becker Memorial Award & Dr. Faiga Rubinstein Memorial Award, MCGOPA Annual Spring Show

    2008
    Fellowship Recipient, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts

    2007
    Honorable Mention, All Media Open Juried Show, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Best Abstract Award, 144th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    1997
    Juror’s Choice Award, Annual Painting Awards Exhibition, Artistic Touch Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1994
    Brett Taylor Memorial Award Recipient, Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

    1992
    Board of Directors Award, Juried Exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wayne, PA

    1990
    Fine Art Achievement Award, Binney & Smith Corporation, Annual Painting Competition, Easton, PA

    Collections

    Windsor Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
    Binney & Smith Corporation, Easton, PA
    Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Cira Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Numerous Private Collections

    Education

    Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA