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Quin de la Mer is a Conceptual Artist from San Francisco, California.  She engages ancient methods used with fresco mediums to produce a living product; eternally, intimately interacting with light.  She often employs abstract expressionism to communicate esoteric ideas. She uses the practice of Artist as Nomad to fully embrace the cosmology of the wild, as well as the rich history of people/place/point/creation.

Email:  Q@quindelamer.com
Website:  www.quindelamer.com

i3rstudios @ instagram

Gallery Representation
UGallery

Education
California Institute of Integral Studies, Master of Fine Arts, August 2019
San Diego State University, Speech Language Pathology, Master of Arts, 1991
San Diego State University, Communicative Disorders, Bachelor of Arts, 1989

Studied With:
Judith Nesleny, critically acclaimed concert pianist, 1971-1985
Michael Harner, founder of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, 1998-2006
Alex Burger, screenplay writer for ABC, 2017-present
Judy Grahn, American poet, activist, author, 2018
John Man,  British historian and travel writer, 2018
Sinead Keegan, writer, blogger, lecturer, 2018
Kris Brandenburger, writer, poet, scholar, 2017-present

Study Abroad:
Kingston University, Summer Creative Writing Workshops, Athens, Greece, 2018

Exhibitions
2019 January, Group Exhibition, Jurer Anne Herbst; World of Abstraction, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 October, Group Exhibition, Jurer Matt McKinley; Vibrant Visions, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 October, Juried Competition, Blacklisted Magazine Issue #01, Print Publication, featured artist and interview; http://www.blacklisted.dk; Denmark
2018 October-December, group exhibition: Day of the Dead, New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
2018 September, Juried Competition, Issue 8 all the sins, WebMag publication, featured artist, cover art;  http://www.allthesins.co.uk
2018 September, Juried Group Exhibition, Jurer Kim Anno, Artist, Activist, Film Maker; Gaia-Age of Climate Change, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 June, Solo exhibition, Archives and Bones: A Weaving, Egg egg Gallery,
Leonidio,  Greece
2018 June, Solo exhibition, Beauty Bleeding Through, Panourgias Store, Athens,
Greece
2018 April, Solo exhibition, Shells and Pearls, CIIS, The Alcove, San Francisco,
California
2017 December, Group exhibition, Matta Desai Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 May, Group exhibition, Seven-Degrees, Laguna Beach, California
2003-present Site-specific installations, “Mural Works”, created nomadically in
the US, 25 installations complete

Collections
Private Collection, Woodstock, New York
Private Collection, Tucson, Arizona
Private Collection, Taos, New Mexico
Private Collection, Laguna Beach, California
Private Collection, Huntington Beach, California
Private Collection, Truckee, California
Private Collection, Sebastopol, California
Private Collection, Santa Rosa, California
Private Collection, Woodside, California
Private Collection, Palo Alto, California
Private Collection, Oakland, California
Private Collection, Palm Springs, California
Private Collection, Athens, Greece

Professional Experience
2001-2018 de la Mer Studios Owner Artist;  Venetian and Fresco Mural application, Fine              Interior Italian and French Plaster finishes
Spring 2018, Teaching Assistant, Cosmological Powers, California Institute of Integral                  Studies

Publications
Autocosmology: The Art and Experience of a Time-Developmental Universe, featured artist, 2018.
Commonality Institute, Website featured artist, 2018.
Blacklisted Magazine Issue #01, Print Publication, featured artist with interview, 2018
All the Sins Issue 8, Web Magazine, featured artist and cover artist, 2018
de la Mer, Quin. Venus of the Stars. Blurb, 2018
de la Mer, Quin. Convergence: Cosmological Powers. Blurb, 2018.
CIIS MFA facebook page cover photo, 2018.

Awards and Grants
2018, CIIS Student Union Conference Grant

Artist in Residence
October 2018, MyGoodJudy Artist in Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana
July 2018, Studio Residency, Palm Springs, California, USA
June 2018, FaveLAB, Leonidio, Greece
June 2018, “One Artist a Week, 2018”, Athens, Greece

Travel: nomadic artist
Mexico
Canada
Norway
Holland
Czech Republic
Austria
Philippines
Singapore
Korea
India
Italy
Corsica
Scotland
Tahiti (Moorea)
Australia
Greece
Denmark