Ann Quinn

"Every piece of work I have made is based on a specific place I have spent time in. My paintings are about places, but in fact I am going for the atmosphere. I use places in order to instil an atmosphere, it is the main element I go for."

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Artist Biography

Born in Donegal in 1978, Ann Quinn received a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design in 2000.

Recent solo shows include Taylor Galleries (2016, 2013), Dock Arts Centre (2013), and Ashford Gallery (2009). Group shows include the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition every year since 2004, Claremorris Open (2015), Galway Arts Centre (2010), Pallas Contemporary Projects (2017, 2016, 2010, 2009).

Some of the awards she received are the Travel and Training Award from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2016, Thomas Dammann Travel Award in 2017 and 2015, the K & M Evans Award in 2012, the Hennessey Craig Scholarship in 2009, a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council in 2009.

She has undertaken artist residencies including the Ragdale Foundation (USA) in 2016, VCCA (USA) in 2014, Centre d’ Art I Natura (Spain) in 2015 & 2010, the Fundacion Valpairoso (Spain) in 2015 & 2008. Residencies in Ireland include the RHA (2009), Heinrich Boll Cottage (2010), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (2008), Glenveagh National Park (2007), the Cill Rialaig Project (2004 – 2014).

Her work is in the collection of the Irish State, the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Axa Insurance, Health Service Executive, Wesley College, Donegal County Council. She is currently preparing for her solo show ‘The Human Presence’, an exhibition of 30 new paintings to take place at Taylor Galleries during September 2018.

Ann Quinn is represented by Taylor Galleries in Dublin.

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