Marissa Quinn is a full time artist in Encinitas, California where she grew up in connection with the sea and marine cycles.
Quinn obtained both her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art (BFA) and her Master's Degree in Fine Art (MFA) from Azusa Pacific University, where she concentrated her studies on researching, painting, and drawing extinct and/or endangered flora and fauna.
During her MFA research, Quinn communicated with environmental and ecological researchers from across the country, which ultimately exposed her to living a conservation lifestyle. Her work and studies inspired her back to the sea where she now illustrates stories of marine growth and degradation while setting an eco-conscious example to her sea-side hometown. In addition to creating her fine art, Quinn enjoys collaborating with oceanic conservation groups including Lonely Whale, Surfrider Foundation, Keiko Conservation, and Changing Tides Foundation.
Her work is currently in several galleries and locally curated spaces between San Diego and Los Angeles including Sparks Gallery, Copa Vida, and Flower Pepper Gallery, with murals located in Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, and San Diego.
2014- MFA, Azusa Pacific University, painting and drawing concentration
2011- BFA, Azusa Pacific University, painting and drawing concentration
Selected Solo Shows
2016- "Rewild(her)", SWENYO Gallery, Encinitas CA
2015- "Cyclical Paradoxologies", Lancaster Museum of Art and History
2014- "Trophic Cascadings", MFA Thesis show, Azusa Pacific University
Selected Group Shows
2017- "Petals and Paws", Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA
2017- KAABOO, Featured Artist, Del Mar CA
2017- "Mini's Group Show", Sparks Gallery, San Diego CA
2016- KAABOO, Featured Artist, Del Mar CA
2016- "Animalia", Sparks Gallery, San Diego CA
2016- "Pacific Drift- art from the Western edge", Misfit Pictures HQ, La Jolla CA
2015- "Flora and Fauna" at Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA
2014- "The Bees Knees" at Alexi Era Gallery, St. Louis MO