Quin de la Mer is an artist known for their conceptual work. Crossing media boundaries, de la Mer’s practice includes fresco painting, alternative photographic processes, text-as-medium, digital art, and moving image art. Heavily influenced by the power, beauty, and value of the autonomous self in conflict with the pain, destruction, and disempowerment that comes with collective embodiment, their works are visual manifestations of authentic, emotional responses to external conditions, particularly the formations that arise out of collective consciousness (aka “hive mentality”).
Quin earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Currently, they are a Doctoral student in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at CIIS where they are combining philosophical enquiry with artistic practice. They have 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 have been a featured artist in print and web magazines globally. Their works reside in several private and public permanent collections.