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MEGHAN QUINN
 
I Love A Man In Uniform, 2010, color photography, 16” x 20”

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My work is a conversation about gender equality, womens’ issues, and the concept of identity in its different states of metamorphosis – ideas that I put out to be consumed and, with luck, internalized. My approach is rooted in the human condition. It is activist art: societal, feminist, and humanistic. Frequently, I draw inspiration from life experience and current events. I am most comfortable working in a narrative form where convention is defied and the greater authorities are questioned. Self-portraiture is a technique I utilize as a way of having a first-person account of the body politic and reclaiming the woman as subject. A common theme I analyze is navigating the girl experience: the struggles that are part of growing up female and the societal pressures that are transferred to us as adult women. We grow into these bodies that develop quicker than we can make sense of. Then, hopefully, we learn to be comfortable in them. I am interested in the beauty that lies in the evolution of a girl coming into her own. There will be self-doubt. There will be a battle with her own insecurities at times, but she will come out of it empowered and able to take on the world.

I create art to reach people and get them thinking about ideas of equality and civil rights. I believe in cultivating opportunity and a level playing field regardless of gender, sexuality, or socioeconomic background.

 

RESUME

http://www.meghanquinn.com/
themeg@meghanquinn.com

EDUCATION

BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in March of 2003, magna cum laude

EXHIBITION HISTORY

2011 “DCA Slide Registry New Members Exhibit,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Open Call 2011,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“GET ART 2011,” Siren Studios, Hollywood, CA, benefit show for Project Angel Food
“LAMAG Auction,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“GEM 2011,” LAAA/Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA
2010 “Color Pattern Material,” The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA
“2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“GET ART 2010,” Siren Studios, Hollywood, CA, benefit show for Project Angel Food
“GEM 2010,” LAAA/Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA
“Instant Gratification: Los Angeles,” Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 “Beautifully Worn,” Clarabella Boutique, New York, NY
“Hello My Name Is..,” ISM Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2007 “Indwelling: Living In A Female Body,” Cooper Union, New York, NY
2006 “White Elephant,” Mauve Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, benefit show for Children’s Hospital of Orange County
“Performing Motherhood,” One Leaf Fine Arts, Pomona, CA
“Ways to Wear Lipstick,” One Leaf Fine Arts, Pomona, CA
2004 “When the Milk and Cookies Go Bad,” Aroma Company, Washington, D.C
“99 Square Pegs,” group show that ran in conjunction with LadyFest East in New York, NY
2003 “Propaganda,” Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
2002 “Oglethorpe Row Summer Showcase,” Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
“Surfaces, Stations, and Subtext,” three women show, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA

ASSOCIATION/ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS

A.I.R. Gallery, National Artist Member, April 2011 - present
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Artist Member since February of 2010

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Girls’ Room,” VISION (China), March 2010
Michelle, Lucinda, “My Muse, My Love: The two sides of artist-photographer Meghan Quinn,”
The Advocate, Issue 1023/August 2008
Davis, Kathryn, “Closer”, ISM Quarterly, Autumn 2006
La Santa Cultura Visuale(Spain), art annual, 2006
Noname-magazine.com, Issue #4, August 2006 Hoardmagazine.net, May 2004