To coincide with the RHA 200th year celebrations, this series of public talks will feature recent associate members who have been elected to the RHA to talk about their practice and reflect upon their place and role within the academy structure. The series will continue in 2024 with further talks from both associate members and invited artists from outside the academy who work in collectives to look at the ongoing role of the group dynamic in supporting and sustaining artists’ practice.
Ann Quinn was born in Donegal in 1978 and received a BA in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art & Design in 2000.
Solo shows include Taylor Galleries (2023, 2021, 2018, 2016), Custom House Gallery & Studio (2019), Dock Arts Centre (2013), the Ashford Gallery (2009). Group shows include the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition (2004-2023), Galway Arts Centre (2010), Pallas Contemporary Projects (2017, 2016, 2010, 2009).
One of her artworks was selected by writer Cristín Leach for her RTÉ commissioned ’21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks’ series and the following exhibition as part of the Earagail Arts Festival in 2019.
Some of the awards Quinn received include a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council (2020, 2009), a Travel and Training Award from the Arts Council (2016), the Thomas Dammann Award (2022, 2019, 2017, 2015), the K & M Evans Award (RHA Annual Exhibition in 2012), and the Hennessey Craig Scholarship (RHA Annual Exhibition in 2009).
Quinn has undertaken artist residencies including the Ragdale Foundation, Chicago (USA, 2023, 2016), the VCCA (USA, 2014), Centre d’ Art I Natura (Spain, 2015, 2010), the Fundación Valparaíso (Spain, 2014, 2008). Residencies in Ireland include a studio residency at the RHA (2009), Heinrich Boll Cottage (2010), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (2008) and Glenveagh National Park (2007).
Her work is in the collections of the Office of Public Works, Trinity College Dublin, the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Donegal County Museum, Donegal County Council, Donegal County Library, and the Health Service Executive.
Ann Quinn was elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2022. She is represented by Taylor Galleries, Dublin.
Image Credit: The Successor, oil on panel, 18 x 24cm, 2022, © Ann Quinn