San Diego based artist Marissa Quinn creates intensely detailed and intricate pen and ink drawings, based on personal visions and dream states. Her work narrates the cyclical stories of extinction and growth in nature. Quinn’s dramatic compositions seem to be caught in space and time, in states of either transformation or adaptation to current biospheric changes in our Earth.
Quinn lives and creates in San Diego, California. She obtained both her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art (BFA) and her Master's Degree in Fine Art (MFA) from Azusa Pacific University in California and held a position as Adjunct Professor of Art at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California in 2018 and 2019.
About Marissa’s Work
Marissa Quinn’s delicate and inimitable penwork guides the viewer through an emotional journey of nature’s paradox of growth through decay. Her work is a glimpse into the deep caverns of the internal mindscape, based on personal visions and dream states. Known for their stunning detail, Quinn’s pieces are as recognizable as they are thought provoking.
Her work is currently showing in galleries between San Diego and Los Angeles, with murals in Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, California, and the Island of Bali.
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
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