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16AbouttheArtistJeanneQuinnreceivedaBachelorofArtsdegreecumlaudein1988fromOberlinCollegeOberlinOhiowhereshestudiedarthistoryandbaroquemusicperformance.Unsurehowtoresolvethesetwointerestsaftergraduatingsheapprenticedtoawood-workerinTennesseeandlatertoaviolinmakerinItaly.Uponre-turningtotheUSshegotajobinBostonmakingflutesanenjoyablepositionbutonethatvaluedcraftovercreativity.Quinndesiredtoinventherownformsalthoughlikemusicalinstru-mentsfunctionandarelationshiptothehumanbodyremainedimportantconsiderations.Shetookceramicsclassesatacommuni-tycenterandquicklyrealizedclayspotentialforinventionaswellasitsdeepfunctionalconnectiontothehumanbody.Followingpost-baccalaureatestudyattheUniversityofColoradoatBoulderwithrenownedceramicistBettyWoodmansheearnedaMasterofFineArtsdegreein1995fromtheUniversityofWashingtonSeattleWashington.QuinnhasexhibitedwidelyincludingtheMuseumofContem-poraryArtDenverColoradoRobischonGalleryDenverColo-radoGrimmerhusMuseumDenmarkFormargruppenGalleryMalmSwedenSculpturensHusStockholmSwedenandtheTaipeiCountyYinggeCeramicsMuseumTaipeiTaiwan.ShehasbeenaresidentartistattheMacDowellColonytheArchieBrayFoundationtheInternationalCeramicCenterinDenmarktheKahlaPorcelainFactoryandtheCeramicCenter-BerlininGer-many.HerworkispublishedinbookssuchasTheArtfulTeapotbyGarthClarkPostmodernCeramicsbyMarkDelVecchioSexPotsbyPaulMatthieuACeramicContinuumFiftyYearsoftheArchieBrayInfluencebyPeterHeldandConfrontationalCeramicsbyJudithSchwartz.ShehaslecturedatnumerousinstitutionsincludingAl-fredUniversityKansasCityArtInstitutetheSchooloftheArtIn-stituteofChicagoUniversityofMinnesotaamongothers.QuinnisanAssociateProfessorintheDepartmentofArtandArtHistoryattheUniversityofColoradoatBoulder.AbouttheArtistsWorkJeanneQuinnisrenownedforhybridworksthatcombineporce-lainindynamicdialoguewithunexpectedmediums.InFloatingQuinnexaminesmaterialculturethroughthedisruptinglensofinstallationart.Basedonan18thcenturyItalianlacepatterntheinstallationalludestothehistoryofdecorativearts.Itisalsoaporce-lainchandelierthatreferencesmultiplesmaterialityandthehumanbody.BysuspendinghundredsofpreciselyarrangedceramicobjectsQuinnpushesornamentintospaceisolatingandcelebratingthatwhichisusuallythoughtofasflatsuperficialembellishment.Thescaleenvelopssuggestingthesoftnessandmovementoftextiles.Spaceitselfbecomestheplaceofdecorationtheinstallationastagethevieweranactor.JeanneQuinnWalterGropiusMasterArtistSeriesPresentsExhibitionMay15-August102014PublicPresentation7p.m.May152014WorkshopLineIntoFormtakesplace9a.m.to4p.m.May16-182014JeanneQuinnFloatingn.d.Por-celainwirepaintelectricalhard-ware20Wx14Hx26D.Imagecourtesyoftheartist.