Cathy Nan Quinlan CV  


Cathy Nan Quinlan is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown at Lesley Heller Workspace, Norte Maar, Storefront Gallery, Valentine Gallery, Parallel Art Space, Studio 10 and Sideshow Gallery in New York; at the Medea Gallery in The Netherlands, The Podewil Art Center in Berlin, the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY and the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio. Her work is in the collection of Amy Sillman, Zoe Leonard, Dorothea Tanning, Jason Andrews, Hrag Vartanian, James Panero, Thomas Zummer and Daniel Simon, among others. Her work has been reviewed in The New Criterion, The Wall Street Journal, NY Arts Magazine, and on and

From 2001-2004, Quinlan curated group shows at The Brooklyn Gallery and in 2005 she founded and curated The 'temporary Museum of Painting in Williamsburg, which ran for three years and had monthly shows of paintings and drawings as well as public artists' talks and book- and CD-release parties.

She has also written art criticism for The Brooklyn Rail and Art Critical and is the author of a book length essay on painting called "The Platonic Solids" (available at Amazon) and in 2011 she published an online essay called "My Collection" (available here).

Quinlan has used her writing and painting skills in various film-related areas. She was the co-writer and consulting editor for "Hide and Seek" but also made major contributions as a co-writer, consulting editor, set designer and voiceover actor to numerous other films by Su Friedrich. She has also designed sets for performances and films by Diane Torr, Ursula Puerrer and Kurt Hoffman.