Artist

Kristina Quinones

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Acrylic on Panel

60 x 24"

Evolution

Evolution

Acrylic on Panel

36 x 36"

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Acrylic on Panel

36 x 36"

 

 

Artist Statement

 

"My work to challenges the boundary between control and uncertainty. The grounding I feel through my work is an expression of the space that exists between these two phenomena. I mix my color and pour my paint, unsure of the outcome. I pick up the panel and start to dance with the movement of the paint as it slides from one side to the next. As the layers of color accumulate on each painting, the opportunity to manipulate the space between control and uncertainty diminishes. A sense of urgency arises, which is expressed in the textured movement of color. Paradoxically, as the process unfolds, my desire to control dissipates, and I am left with the ambiguous feeling of uncertainty. This cycle is repeated endlessly, incessantly, as if my will alone could leave its imprint.  Whereas in the past this ambiguity would disturb me, I now find the process reassuring.  It is clear that, despite my best intentions, each piece will choose its own path."


Education

2005   Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 
2010   Between Control and Uncertainty, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008   [e]motions, Sweet Inspirations, San Francisco, CA
2007   Only in SF, Bloomingdale's, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
 

2014   Chalk Hill Artist Residency Show, Healdsburg, CA 

2013   Sugar High, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA       
2012   Surface, Color, Light: Finish, Fetish, Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

           Who’s Afraid of Color?, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011   Shine, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2010   Feminine Mystique, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           As Above, So Below, Nieto Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Four-Squared, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           The Color Red, Soft Canvas Virtual Gallery
           SOMA Open Studios Preview Show, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           The Annex LA, Los Angeles, CA
2009   Tiburon Art Festival, Tiburon, CA
2008   Meet The Artists, RR Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007   Boosh! Noe!, Living Room Gallery, Oakland, CA
           Savannah's, Sedona, AZ
           Genentech Awards Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
           Sneak Peak, The Art Explosion Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005   CMYK / RGB, TransAmerica Center, San Francisco, CA
           Up & Coming, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           MFA Vernissage Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
           Tempest, Sublounge, San Francisco, CA
           Free Love, Club Bohemia, San Francisco, CA
           Babes in Artland, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004    SFAI Printers Guild, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Gene Carnival, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
2003    Interprint Alumni Exhibition, Benton Museum, Storrs, CT
2001    Arches Second Biennial Student Print, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
           BFA Show, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1998    CSU Student Art Exhibition, Connecticut Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT

Awards

 

2014    Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, CA 

2011   Affiliate Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Juror's Choice Award, ArtSpan's 2011 Benefit Art Show & Auction, San Francisco, CA 

2010   Affiliate Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
ArtSpan Artist Spotlight Award
2004   Teaching Assistantship, Lithography, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Teaching Assistantship, Monoprint for Painters San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1999   Arthur Evans Purchase Prize Award in Printmaking

Publications

Nancy Ewart, Who's Afraid of Color at The McLoughlin Gallery, SF Examiner, Sept. 6, 2012
Thomas Kuoh, Portrait of an Artist: Kristina Quinones, kuoh.wordpress.com, August 15, 2011
Alan Bamberger, RWM, Nieto Fine Art: As Above, So Below, ArtBusiness.com, Sept. 24, 2010
Nancy Ewart, Trey Reed and Kristina Quinones at Nieto Fine Art, SF Examiner, Sept. 21, 2010
Pamela Neher, Artist Spotlight: Kristina Quinones, ArtSpan SF Open Studios Guide, 2010
Alan Bamberger, RWM, FOURSQUARED at ARC Gallery, ArtBusiness.com, Aug. 27, 2010
RWM, Market Street Gallery: Between Control and Uncertainty, ArtBusiness.com, Jan. 22, 2010
Lynnore Goldfarb, SOMA Artist Studios: Open Studios Reception, ArtBusiness.com, May 8, 2009

Collections

University of California San Diego Medical Heart Research Center, San Diego, CA
Crescent Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
WaterMarke Tower, Los Angeles, CA

+300 private and corporate collectors

 

Sugar High Studio Visit