Artist Statement

I am an artist who typically works with materials gathered from nature, and often generate my projects specifically in response to sites and landscapes.  My goal is to create a dialog about nature and human desire, and the tensions between the natural and the human made world. Laboriously crafted objects and props are typically a part of my activities, and these are often created to help me integrate my presence as a human in nature.  Raw material is obsessively collected and gathered on expeditions through natural sites and other more urban environments that I live or work in.  These processes force me to slow down and fully experience the world, and they become a daily discipline not unlike meditation.  In these personal interactions with the world through my activities and artworks, I work to present the fragility of nature and our ambivalent relationship with it, with compassion, humor and reverence.

 

 

Dorene Quinn CV

Education

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University,   Department of 3-Dimensional Design, Alfred, New York

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

Portland State University, Art and Humanities Program, Portland, Oregon

 

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2016

Vanish, group exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

Elemental: The 64th Exhibition of Central New York Artists at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art Utica NY

2015

Out /Break, group exhibition, Sarah Silberman Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville MD

All Mine, Solo Show, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY

Empire of Dirt, Group exhibition, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark Nj

 

2014

Last, Solo Show, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

Made in Paint, Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY

2013

M(other) Natures, Group Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Museum, Utica, NY

INTERweave, Group exhibition, Reisman Gallery, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY

Golden Foundation, Resident Open Studio, New Berlin, NY

2012

The Other New York, Group Exhibition, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Making Their Mark,Visual Arts Editors of Stone Canoe Journal, Group Exhibition, Curated by Ruth Appelhoff, Palitz Gallery, Lubin House, New York, NY.

Made in New York, group exhibition, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2011

Faculty Exhibition, SUNY Oswego

Snow, XL Projects of Syracuse University, group exhibition, Syracuse, NY                             

2010

One and One, Dorene Quinn and Yvonne Buchanan, Tyler Gallery, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY

2010 JTHAR Resident Artist Exhibition, JTAG Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA

62ndt Central New York Juried Regional Exhibition, Juror Susan Stoops, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY

Stone Canoe Journal Visual Art Exhibition,  XL Projects, Syracuse, NY

NYFA MARK CNY, group exhibition, The Wilber Mansion, Oneonta, NY

The Importance of not Seeing Clearly, 3 artists from NYFA MARK 2009, Community Arts Partnership, Ithaca, NY.  

Curated by Wilka Roig and Ruth Sproul.

2009

Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, University Museum, State University of New York at Albany, Albany NY,

Juror Matthew Higgs. (Jurors Award winner.)

62nd Rochester-Finger lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester.

Oscillate Wildly, group show, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY

61st Central New York Juried Regional Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Museum, Utica, NY

2007

“Permission”, group exhibition, Campbell Soady Gallery, New York, NY                

“xxchange” group exhibition, Resonance Center, Utica, NY

Annual faculty Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY.

2006

Sitka Invitational Exhibition, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, University Museum, State University of New York at Albany, Albany NY, Juror Lily Wei, (Jurors Award Winner.)

“Dada Domestique,” group exhibition, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY.

“Nature’s Motion”, Kirkland Art Center, group exhibition, Clinton, NY

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY.

2005

Annual faculty Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY.

Group show of recent acquisitions, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY

2004

Narrative Structures, Group show, Anna B. Roshefsky Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.

Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition, Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, Schenectady, NY.  (Award winner).

“Domestic Bliss”, group show, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY.

“The Metaphoric Body” Selected Works From the Permanent Collection, Munson Williams  Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY. The Everson Museum, Syracuse NY, and Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

“The Metaphoric Body” Selected Works From the Permanent Collection, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY.

2003

2 Person Exhibition, Elmira College, Elmira, NY.

Annual faculty Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, School of Art

“Out of the Ordinary” solo exhibition, The Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY

“The Metaphoric Body” Selected Works From the Permanent Collection, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY. 

2002

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, School of Art Gallery, Utica NY.

2001

59th Biennial Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Museum of Art, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY.

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, School of Art Gallery, Utica NY.

Pribble Meeting Room, 2000-2001, solo exhibition, Museum of Art, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica NY.

Selected Recent Awards and Activities

2014

Willapa Bay AIR, Oysterville, WA

2013

Golden Foundation Artist Residency

Gifford Foundation, What If Grant, For Talent Agency, Near West Side Initiative.

NYSCA matching grant, with Syracuse University, Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Annie E. Casey Grant, unrestricted funding for Talent Agency Portfolio Development Program

2012

Workshop for regional art teachers, Everson Museum, Syracuse NY

Portfolio Development Program, funding from Say Yes to Education Foundation, and the Near West Side Initiative, Syracuse, NY

2011

West Side Art Council, volunteer designer, fabrication supervisor, Mini Murals Project, neighborhood art initiative.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Near West Side Initiative, “Learning LotsProject”, art portfolio development and site-specific community art project for city youth at risk.

Visual Arts Editor, Stone Canoe Journal, University College, Syracuse University.

2010

Visiting Artist Lecture, State University of New York at Binghamton

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Program, Joshua Tree, CA, 6- week residency.    

2009

New York Foundation for the Arts MARK Program recipient. Artist lecture, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn NY

Artist Lecture, University Museum, State University of New York, Albany

Jurors Award, Mohawk Hudson Regional Juried Exhibition, University Museum, SUNY Albany Juror Matthew Higgs

2008

Constance Saltonstall Fellowship Award

Lecture, Department of Education, Munson Williams Proctor Institute

4th Annual Speak Out! Exhibition

2007

Organized 3rd Annual Speak Out! Exhibition, Utica Library, Utica, NY.

2006

Jurors Award, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, 

University Art Museum,  Albany, NY, Juror, Lilly Wei

“Artists, Land and Nature”, public lecture, Driftwood Library, Lincoln City, OR.

Artist Residency, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

Artist Residency, The Julia and David White Artist Colony, Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica.

CoAct, CNY 2nd Annual Speak Out Exhibition.

2005                     

Organized and juried “Speak Out”, an exhibition of politically and socially engaged artworks by art students in the Central NY region, including Syracuse University, Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor, and Cazenovia College, sponsored by “CoAct” of Central NY, and installed at the art gallery of the Utica Public Library.

2004

Public lecture,” The Metaphoric Body” The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. 

Juror’s Award, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition.

Public Lecture, “Embodied:  The Figure and Body in Contemporary Sculpture”, in conjunction with the exhibition “Rodin, a Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY  

Body casting workshop, Museum Education Department, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

Panel discussion, in conjunction with “Narrative Structures”, Roshefsky Gallery, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY.

Visiting Artist lecture, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY.

2003

Visiting Artist Lecture, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Special Opportunity Stipend Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts.

2001

Guest Speaker, Women’s Coalition, Lemoyne College

Presentation “Women Helping Girls Make Decisions”, SUNY at Delhi.

Publications

2014

Last of Follies, The Work of Dorene Quinn, essay by Nancy Keefe Rhodes, full color catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition, Last, a solo show at Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY,August 19-October, 8th 2014.

Exhibit Focuses on our Fragile World, Syracuse Post Standard,  Katherine Rushworth.

2013

Full feature article,March/April edition, CNY Magazine, Katherine Rushworth, author, Linda Bien, Photograher

2012

Catalog, The Other New York, Published by the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Editors Statement, Visual Art editor, Stone Canoe Journal # 6

Today’s CNY Woman Magazine, feature article, June issue

2010                       

Stone Canoe Journal #4, Syracuse University Press, 2010, cover artist, featured Central NY visual artist.

Catalog, 62nd Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute

University Art Museum, Annual Report, (Image) 2009 Mohawk Hudson Regional

2010

Reviews: Syracuse Post Standard, Albany Times Union, Utica Observer Dispatch.

2009

Catalog, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, University Art Museum,  State University of New York at Albany.

2008

Catalog, Central New York Regional Exhibition, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute.

2006

Catalog, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, University Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany.

Jeanne Devlin for Central Coast Currents, 12/6-13, 2006, Lincoln City OR. Feature article, Sitka Artist Resident focus. 

Review, Jacqueline Keren, for Metroland, Albany, NY

Review, Joseph Dalton, 7/23/06 for The Times Union, Albany, Sunday, 8/3/2006.

The Daily Gazette,7/ 7, 2006, award announcement, Mohawk Hudson Regional.

Tracy Franchell, for Fusion Weekly of the Utica Observer Dispatch, feature article, 3-D Design project.

2004

Katherine Rushworth, review for the Syracuse Post Standard, Sunday, January 4th, 2004,  “The Human Body Speaks”.

Catalog, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY

2001

Catalog, 59th Biennial Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Munson Williams Proctor art Museum publication

2000

Feature Artist, cover of Mohawk Valley Women, news monthly.

Observer Dispatch, Utica NY. Photo/caption.

Performance Works, Collaborative Activities

2010

“The Arena”  Joshua Tree, CA

2008

“Leaf Shelter” outdoor site performance, Ithaca, NY

“New Neighbors”, family photo booth collaborative project, World Refugee Day, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Utica, NY.

2006

“Skin to Skin” forest performance, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR.

“New Neighbors”, family photo booth collaborative project, World Refugee Day, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Utica, NY.

2005

Westcott Cultural Festival, CoAct CNY collaborative, Syracuse NY

Employment

Co –Founder, and Co Director

Talent Agency, Portfolio Development and Mentorship Project, Near West Side Initiative, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

2011-Present

Syracuse University, Adjunct professor of Sculpture

2012- Present

SUNY Oswego, Visiting Professor of Sculpture and 3-D Design

2011 – 2012

Teaching Artist, Learning Lots Project, Near West Side Initiative, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2011

Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor, Professor of Art

1996- 2011

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

1995-1996, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Foundation Art Alfred State College

1996 Adjunct Instructor, Survey Art History

Public Collections

Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art

Joshua Tree Highlands Corporation