BORN 1977, Chicago, IL
  Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
   
   
EDUCATION
   
2002 M.F.A. New York University, New York, NY
   
2000 B.A. Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
   
   
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
   
2019 This is Life, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   
2018 The Land, Salon 94, New York, NY
  Soundtrack, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
   
2017 Nothing's Funny, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  On that Faithful Day, Half Gallery, New York, NY
   
2016 St. Marks, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy
  Highlights, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
   
2015 Back and Forth, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
2014 Past/Present, Pace London Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Species, Bunker 259 Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
   
2013 The MoCADA Windows, Museum of Contemporary and African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Brooklyn, NY
   
2011 Glamour and Doom, Synergy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
   
2008 Deception, Animals, Blood, Pain, Harriet’s Alter Ego Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
   
2007 The Majic Stick, Rush Arts Gallery, Curator Derrick Adams, New York, NY
  The Boomerang Series, Colored Illustrations/One Person Exhibition: “The Sharing Secret”
  Children’s Book, The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
   
2006 Urban Portraits/Exalt Fundraiser Benefit, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  Couture-Hustle, Steele Life Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
2004 The Great Lovely: From the Ghetto to the Sunshine, curated by Hanne Tierney, Five Myles Gallery, New York, NY
   
   
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   
2018 For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Toyin Ojih Odutola, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts, Charleston, SC
Echoes: Identity and Politics in Contemporary Collage, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, VA
   
2017 Color People, curated by Rashid Johnson, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  Hope and Hazard: A Comedy Of Eros, curated by Eric Fischl, Hall Art Foundation, New York, NY
   
2016 Rhona Hoffman 40 Years Part 2, Rhona Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
  like·ness, Albertz Benda, New York, NY
   
2015 Unrealism, organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, Miami, FL
  Russian Doll, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
  5 x 5: Other Voices, Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  American Survey Pt: I, Papillon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Here He Come: Black Jesus, Rawson Projects, Brooklyn, NY
  Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
   
2014 Ballroom Marfa Benefit Gala, Prince George Ballroom, November 10, New York, NY
  Frieze London Art Fair, Pace London Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  Whitney Museum of American Art | Art Auction Party, Highline Stages, New York, NY
  Look At Me: Portraits from Manet to the Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
   
2013 American Beauty, Susan-Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
  Corpus Americus, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
  Doin’ It In The Park, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
   
2012 SITE Project, The Humanities Gallery; Long Island University; Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
   
2011 Alumni Group Exhibition, Wabash College Contemporary Art Gallery, Crawfordsville, IN
   
2010 Gold Rush Awards Benefit Auction, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
   
2009 Children’s Museum of the Arts Art Auction, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
  Luck of the Draw, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
   
2008 Macro-Micro, Gallery Satori, New York, NY
  The Mythic Female, Gallery Satori, New York, NY
   
2007 Rush For Life Benefit Exhibition, Rush Arts Gallery; Rush Philanthropic & Arts Foundation, New York, NY
  BOMB Magazine 26th Anniversary Gala honoring Kara Walker & Irving Sandler; Silent Art Auction; Livet Reichard | The Park, New York, NY
   
2006 Fragmentations of the Self: Smeared, Smudged, Marked, Drawn, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
   
2004 Phat Farm Show, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  The National African American Arts Exhibition, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  Exhibition of Recent Charcoal Drawings; The Wooster Arts Space, New York, NY
  AIM 23, Artist-in-the-Marketplace; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
   
   
SELECTED PRESS
   
2018 Dafoe, Taylor. “‘History Is Dictated by Where You Stand’: Nathaniel Mary Quinn on Using His Neighbors as Subjects for Heartrending New Portraits,” Artnet, October 9
  Scott, Andrea K. “Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s Cubist Portraits Address the Psychic Ruptures of Gentrification in Brooklyn,” The New Yorker, September 15
  Das, Jareh. “New York Exhibitions: The Autumn Lowdown,” OCULA, September 14
  Casone, Sarah and Caroline Goldstein. “Meet 6 Artists Making Their New York Solo Show Debuts This Fall,” Artnet News, September 12
  Bogojev, Sasha. “Nathaniel Mary Quinn Portrays ‘The Land,’” Juxtapoz, September 7
  Rees, Lucy. “How Artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn Got on the Collector Hot List,” Galerie Magazine, August 27
  "Nathaniel Mary Quinn On Painting The Politics Of Race In America," British Vogue, July 7
  Safari, Ida. "Nathaniel Mary Quinn", Artillery Magazine, June 12
  Ollman, Leah. "Like song sampling as painting: Nathaniel Mary Quinn's puzzle-like portraits of personhood", Los Angeles Times, June 6
   
2017 Solway, Diane. “The 6 Rising Artists You Must Know In 2018,” W Magazine, December 4
  Lehrer, Adam. “With A Radically Honest Painting Style, Artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn Taps Into Art Market,” Forbes, October 25
  Carrigan, Margaret. Home Bittersweet Home: Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Modern Painters, April 5
   
2016 Krasinski, Jessica. “Nathaniel Mary Quinn,” ELLE Decor, November
  Boutboul, Charlotte. “Artist to Watch: Nathaniel Mary Quinn,” Whitewall, August 16
  Agustsson, Sola. “Piecing It All Together: Nathaniel Mary Quinn Transfigures a Shattered World,” Artsland, May 31
  Mizota, Sharon. “From housing project to gallery wall: Nathaniel Mary Quinn's portraits put subjects in a new light,” Los Angeles Times, May 25
  “Interview with Dexter Winberly,” Issue Magazine, May 13
  Powers, Bill. “’Art Derives From Everything in Life’: A Talk with Nathaniel Mary Quinn,” Artnews, May 12
  Saltz, Jerry. “11 Artists Poised to Have Breakout Years in 2016,” New York Magazine, April 22
  Thomason, John. “Still/Moving Plumbs Collector’s Eclectic Psyche,” Boca Raton Magazine, April 1
   
2015 Walker, Julie. “17 Brilliant Black Artists Featured at Art Basel in Miami,” The Root; December 6
  “Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s portraits recreate the grotesque specters of the Robert Taylor Homes,” Chicago Reader; October 13
  Fair, Audrey. “Must-See Art Guide: Chicago,” Artnet News, September 17
  Pepi, Mike. “Vision Quest: An artist channels his past through his painting,” Modern Painters, September
   
2014 “Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Past/Present at Pace London,” Arts & Culture; Arts Observed; London September 20
  Clark, Nick. “Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Artist Who Grew Up in Chicago Poverty Chooses London for First Show,” Arts & Entertainment, The Independent; London, September 12
  Frank, Priscilla, “Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s Disfigured Portraits Would Make Even Francis Bacon Shudder,” Arts & Culture, Huffington Post, September
  “Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Past/Present,” Arts & Culture; One-Person Exhibition at Pace London; TimeOut London, September 8
  “An Unusual Artist: Nathaniel Mary Quinn,” Another Magazine; September 7
  Jean, Ella. “Being Past/Present: An Interview with Nathaniel Mary Quinn,” Arts & Culture, Loose Lips Magazine; September 6
  Van Spall, India. “The Blood of Violence and Academia Clash in this New Show,” Arts & Culture, Dazed and Confused Magazine; September 4
  “Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Past/Present,” Arts & Culture; London Evening Standard; September
  “D.C. Art Collector Rebuilds a Bolder Collection After a Fire,” Interview of Peggy Cooper Cafritz one of the country’s leading collectors of African-American Contemporary Art; author Diane Brady; Bloomberg Businessweek, March 19
  Bunyard, Jesc. “The Interview: Nathaniel Mary Quinn,” Arts & Culture, Hunger TV; August 27
  Kealoha, Ami and Sheena Sood. “Nathaniel M. Quinn: ‘Deception, Animals, Blood, and Pain,’” one-person exhibition, Harriet's Alter Ego Gallery, Cool Hunting, February 28
  Wimberly, Dexter. "Nathaniel Mary Quinn: 'King Kong Ain't Got Nothing On Me,'" Afropunk, New York, NY February 21
  Cotter, Holland. “American Beauty,” art review of group exhibition at Susan-Inglett Gallery, The New York Times, January 23
   
2010 Womack, Ytasha. “Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African-American Identity,” excerpt/comment from artist on contemporary black culture and fine art, published by Lawrence Hill Books, Chicago, IL
   
   
AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS
   
2008 Center for the Book Arts Prize Nominee, New York
2005 Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Foundation Fellowship Nominee, New York
  Bronx Museum of the Arts, AIM (Artist-in-the-Marketplace) artist-in-residence prize winner; New York
2004 Five Myles Gallery Artist's Grant Award, New York
  Freedom School Award, Chicago, IL
  President’s Service Awards, Resident Assistant, New York University, 2002
  Nia Award Winner; Lorraine Hansberry Artistic/Performance/Fine Arts Award, New York University
2002 National Arts Club Prize Winner, New York City
  National Arts Club First Prize Winner, New York City
2001 OASIS ISM-Project Grant, New York University
  Opportunity Fellowship, New York University, 2000-2002
  Phi Beta Kappa Prize, Wabash College
  Paul J. Hustin Award in Art, Wabash College
2000 Malcolm X Institute Award, Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, Wabash College
   
   
COLLECTIONS
   
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  Burger Collection, Hong Kong
  Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
  Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
  Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY