Quin de la Mer is a San Francisco-based Conceptual artist and part of the New Genres movement whose works investigate the unraveling of life on earth largely caused by the global apartheid that exists between the human and non-human earth community. Quin is fascinated by the changes in consciousness that occur when one steps outside linear thought construction. Quin uses asemic poetries and abstract expressionism to defeat the need for explanation, creating artworks aimed at shifting perception of what is understood as known. Their projects cross media boundaries to include fresco paintings, alternative photographic processes, hybrid literary-visual works, new media, and moving images created in a studio setting as well as place specific sites. Presently, two conceptual frameworks house their portfolio of works, each communicating a visual narrative of nested stories. They are titled, Entanglement: A Love Story and Nocturne Stitches: A Requiem. Quin’s creations are supportive of permanent change and disruption to human patterns producing global extinction, to foster the profound entanglement necessary to the love story that is reunion.
Quin earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Currently, Quin is a Doctoral student in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at CIIS combining philosophical enquiry with artistic practice. Quin has exhibited work nationally and internationally in gallery settings, public forums, and film screenings, been an artist in residence in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a featured artist in print and web magazines globally. Their works reside in several private and public permanent collections.