As a conceptual and visual artist, my work typically features traces of gesture and obsessive repetition.
Although they may at first glance look unrelated—walls smeared with margarine to 18,928 handmade clay cookies to experimental video—each project is a continuation of the last and informs future experimentation.
In this group of drawings, the numerals representing the date repeat throughout a meditative, intuitive, automatic drawing process. While reflecting on the passing of time, they also reference the work of artists such as On Kawara and Roman Opalka, along with outsider artists like Emma Hauck, Barbara Suckfuell, and Utica Zurn.
B. Quinn received her B.A. from Chatham College for Women in Pittsburgh, PA, and later completed her M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While living and working in Chicago, she has participated in numerous exhibitions and projects across the U.S. and internationally. During her appointment as a Fulbright Independent Scholar in spring 2021, she was an artist-in-residence at MQ21 in Vienna, Austria. Then, in the fall of 2021, she presented her first solo exhibition in New York, titled “The Haircut” at AIR gallery, supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.