Eileen Quinlan

Born 1972
Hometown Boston, MA
Lives and Works Brooklyn, NY
Education
BFA, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University Boston, MA, 1996
MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2005

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Brooklyn Museum, New York

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,

CA Museum of Modern Art, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Contemporary photographer Eileen Quinlan uses both traditional and un-conventional analog techniques to create her prismatic, reflective images. Taking inspiration from mirrors, modernist painting and product photography, Quinlan constructs her photographs as a means through which to filter perception, contorting each composition with a figurative and literal series of “barriers, screens, and curtains.” Using everything from smoke and steel wool, to glass and chemicals, Quinlan manipulates her negatives, and subject matter, exploring feminist history, visual illusion and the photograph as object.


Quinlan has had a number of solo exhibitions since 2006, including The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Group exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, and the Whitney Museum at Altria, New York. 

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