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SUYAPA
QUINN

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN NEW YORK

ABOUT SUYAPA QUINN

PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND CREATIVE APPROACH

Suyapa Quinn is a contemporary artist born and raised in Honduras. From a young age, she demonstrated a keen creative spirit. Initially, she pursued architecture at the University of Madrid but soon transitioned to Fine Arts to embrace the full extent of her creativity. This shift marked the beginning of her lifelong commitment to art, allowing her to merge her love for planning and building with her artistic vision.

After completing her studies, Suyapa moved to New York City, a place she always envisioned as the ideal environment for her artistic endeavors. Immersed in the vibrant artistic community of New York, she absorbed diverse influences from her teachers and peers. One of her mentors, George Nama at Pratt Institute, played a pivotal role in refining her technique and encouraging her to explore new mediums and styles. This journey helped Suyapa develop into a more dynamic visual storyteller.

Inspired by the beauty she finds in discarded objects, Suyapa uses oil paints to disrupt the purity of the blank canvas. Her work draws a parallel between the fragility and beauty of life and the objects she chooses to depict. Through her art, she expresses her innermost thoughts and emotions, seeking to make her audience feel a wide range of emotions and to appreciate the world from a different perspective.

WORKS

THE VIBRANT WORK OF SUYAPA QUINN

Suyapa Quinn’s creative process is deeply influenced by everything she encounters. She draws inspiration from visual beauty and music, which directly impact her artistic vision and the physical movements she makes while painting. Her biggest source of inspiration comes from objects found in the environment—items people discard or overlook. These objects become the focal point of her work, celebrated for their beauty and the stories they hold.

Her art process is characterized by a deep appreciation for the world around her and a commitment to expressing emotions. Suyapa believes that everyone possesses creativity, which she views as a form of problem-solving and decision-making. Through her art, she learns to appreciate the world, express her emotions, and engage with her audience on a profound level.

Suyapa’s work often revolves around objects that convey a narrative. Her oil paintings are rich with vibrant colors and intricate details, bringing to life the themes and stories she wishes to communicate. The consistency in her style and technique allows her to create a cohesive body of work where objects take center stage, each telling a unique story through the colors and compositions she chooses.

Vintage Ball
2018
Oil on canvas
76” x 63”
Just for You
2024
Oil on canvas
171” x 69”

ARTIST STATEMENT

REFLECTIONS AND MOTIVATIONS

I believe that art is a reflection of the artist’s soul. It is a way to express my innermost thoughts and feelings and share them with the world. Art should evoke emotions, whether happiness, sadness, anger, or anything in between. It should be a force for good, bringing people together through shared experiences and emotions.

I am deeply passionate about my art, cherishing every piece I create. Some works stand out more than others, but each one holds a special place in my heart. As an artist, my goal is to capture and convey emotions through my paintings. I am constantly inspired by the beauty I find in everyday objects and moments, whether it’s the texture of a bathmat or the intricate designs of high fashion.

Creating art is both my greatest joy and my deepest passion. It allows me to explore and express the beauty I see in the world. Sometimes, painting serves as a cathartic release, helping me process life’s challenges. More often, it is an exhilarating experience, a way for me to immerse myself in the wonder of creation. Art is not just what I do; it is an integral part of who I am.

RESUME

EDUCATION, EXHIBITION, AWARDS AND MEDIA FEATURES

Education:

  • Fine Arts Degree, University of Madrid, Spain
  • Graphic Design Degree, Pratt Institute, New York
  • Graduate Studies in Computer Animation, School of Visual Arts, New York

Professional Experience:

  • Tour Guide, Metropolitan Museum of Art/The Cloisters, New York
  • Animator, Package Designer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Art Director at various companies
  • Art Educator, New York Public High Schools, Queens, New York
  • Art Therapy Instructor, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • Cartoonist and Illustrator, Published Worldwide through Image Bank and Shutterstock JCA, Inc.
  • Owner and Art Director, Image Perfect (2000 – 2008)

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Galeria Ten, Barcelona, Spain (Solo Show)
  • Edward Williams Art Gallery, NJ (Solo Show)
  • Museum of Temporary Art, Washington, D.C. (Solo Show)
  • Society of Illustrators Museum, New York, NY
  • The I Miller Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Artist’s Cooperative, Washington, DC
  • The Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY
  • The Arts Festival in White Plains, New York, NY (2022)
  • The Blue Door Gallery, New York, NY (2023, 2024)
  • The Yonker Arts, New York (2023)
  • New York Expo 2.0, Nolita Gallery, NYC Soho (2023)
  • Art Basel, Switzerland (2023)
  • One Art Space Gallery, Tribeca, New York (2024)
  • Venezia 2.0, Venice, Italy (2024)

Permanent Collections:

  • The Carrol Reece Museum, Tennessee
  • The Charles Dickens Museum, London, UK

Awards:

  • First Prize for Design, Central Park Conservancy (1983)
  • Certification of Excellence, Art Student’s League of New York

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CONTACT DETAILS

GET IN TOUCH

Email: suyapaquinn@me.com
Website: suyapaquinn.com
Instagram: @suyapa.quinn
Phone: (718) 675-9432