Kristina Quinones
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About Kristina Quinones
"My work challenges the boundary between control and uncertainty. The grounding I feel through my work is an expression of the space that exists between these two phenomena. I mix my color and pour my paint, unsure of the outcome. I pick up the panel and start to dance with the movement of the paint as it slides from one side to the next. As the layers of color accumulate on each painting, the opportunity to manipulate the space between control and uncertainty diminishes. A sense of urgency arises, which is expressed in the textured movement of color. Paradoxically, as the process unfolds, my desire to control dissipates, and I am left with the ambiguous feeling of uncertainty. This cycle is repeated endlessly, incessantly, as if my will alone could leave its imprint. Whereas in the past this ambiguity would disturb me, I now find the process reassuring. It is clear that, despite my best intentions, each piece will choose its own path."

- KRISTINA QUINONES

Kristina Quinones was born and raised in Connecticut. Received her bachelor's degree in Printmaking from the University of Connecticut in 2001 then moved to California. In 2005 she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. Quinones has exhibited in group shows throughout the United States. Recently Quinones was awarded the Affiliate Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts and Artist in Residence at Chalk Hill Residency.
Education
2005
Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Exhibitions
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019
Essex Art Association, Essex, CT
2018
Spellbound, MAISON 10, New York, NY
Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, NY
TOKEN, Brooklyn NY
Salon Des Independants, Hygienics Gallery, New London, CT
2017
Hamptons Art Fair, Haas Advisory Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Palm Springs Modernism Art Fair, Haas Advisory Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2016
Laura Korman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Haas-Anderson Projects, Anderson Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY
2015
Summer Splash, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
LA Art Show Fair, McLoughlin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
Chalk Hill Artist Residency Show, Healdsburg, CA
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, McLoughlin Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
LA Art Show Fair, McLoughlin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Sugar High, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Two Person Show
2012
CONTEXT Art Fair, McLoughlin Gallery, Miami, CA
Who's Afraid of Color, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Surface, Color, Light: Finish, Fetish, Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
2011
Shine, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2010
Feminine Mystique, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
As Above, So Below, Nieto Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Four-Squared, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Color Red, Soft Canvas Virtual Gallery
SOMA Open Studios Preview Show, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Annex LA, Los Angeles, CA
Between Control and Uncertainty, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Solo Show
2009
Tiburon Art Festival, Tiburon, CA
Only in SF, Bloomingdale's, San Francisco, CA - Solo Show
2008
Meet The Artists, RR Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Emotions, Sweet Inspirations, San Francisco, CA - Solo Show
2007
Boosh! Noe!, Living Room Gallery, Oakland, CA
Savannah's, Sedona, AZ
Genentech Awards Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Sneak Peak, The Art Explosion Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005
CMYK / RGB, TransAmerica Center, San Francisco, CA
Up & Coming, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
MFA Vernissage Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Tempest, Sublounge, San Francisco, CA
Free Love, Club Bohemia, San Francisco, CA
Babes in Artland, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
SFAI Printers Guild, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gene Carnival, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
2003
Interprint Alumni Exhibition, Benton Museum, Storrs, CT
2001
Arches Second Biennial Student Print, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
BFA Show, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1998
CSU Student Art Exhibition, Connecticut Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT
AWARDS
2014
Artist In Residence, Chalk Hill Residency, Healdsburg, CA
2010-2012
Affiliate Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2011
Juror's Choice Award, ArtSpan's 2011 Benefit Art Show & Auction, San Francisco, CA
2010
ArtSpan Artist Spotlight Award
2004
Teaching Assistantship, Lithography, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Teaching Assistantship, Monoprint for Painters San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1999
Arthur Evans Purchase Prize Award in Printmaking
BIBLIGOGRAPHY
Nancy Ewart, Kristina Quinones at the McLoughlin Gallery, SF Examiner, Nov. 28, 2013
Michael Yochum, Emotional Sojourns, SF Art News, sfartnews.wordpress.com, Nov. 17, 2013
Nancy Ewart, Who's Afraid of Color at the McLoughlin Gallery, SF Examiner, Sept. 6, 2012
Thomas Kuoh, Portrait of an Artist: Kristina Quinones, kuoh.wordpress.com, August 15, 2011
Alan Bamberger, RWM, Nieto Fine Art: As Above, So Below, ArtBusiness.com, Sept. 24, 2010
Nancy Ewart, Trey Reed and Kristina Quinones at Nieto Fine Art, SF Examiner, Sept. 21, 2010
Pamela Neher, Artist Spotlight: Kristina Quinones, ArtSpan SF Open Studios Guide, 2010
Alan Bamberger, RWM, FOURSQUARED at ARC Gallery, ArtBusiness.com, Aug. 27, 2010
RWM, Market Street Gallery: Between Control and Uncertainty, ArtBusiness.com, Jan. 22, 2010
Lynnore Goldfarb, SOMA Artist Studios: Open Studios Reception, ArtBusiness.com, May 8, 2009
COLLECTIONS
University of California San Diego Medical Heart Research Center, San Diego, CA
Crescent Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
WaterMarke Tower, Los Angeles, CA
ART AUCTIONS
2014
Art for AIDS Benefit Auction, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
2013
Art for AIDS Benefit Auction, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
Headlands Benefit Art Auction, Herbst Exhibition Hall, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Visual Aids Art Auction, SOMA Artist Studios, San Francisco, CA
2012
George Marks House, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spectrum Art Auction, Mezzine, San Francisco, CA
Art for AIDS, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
Benefit Art Auction: Headlands at 30! Herbst Exhibition Hall, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Hospitality House 27th Benefit Art Auction, 941 Geary Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Benefit Auction, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011
Spectrum Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
Art for AIDS Benefit Auction, Galleria, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Benefit Auction, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010
Pazapa Benefit Auction, Braunstein/Quay Gallery
ArtSpan Benefit Auction, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
RAMS, Inc. 35th Anniversary Benefit Gala
2009
ArtSpan Benefit Auction, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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