About Marissa

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.

Curriculum Vitae-


Education                                                              

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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