Quin de la Mer is an artist known for their conceptual work. As the Covid-19 pandemic surged and lockdown made isolation part of daily life, Quin transitioned to making autobiographical work inspired by their unique perceptions of “reality”. Their practice begins with an idea which leads to the proper media for that idea often crossing media boundaries to include fresco painting, text-as-medium, alternative photographic processes, digital art, and moving image art. Inventing new methodologies and techniques is a regular part of their process.
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.