Carol Quint

I received my B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. I relocated to Los Angeles, and discovered the feminist art world and it’s leaders from the California Institute of the Arts. I exhibited at Womanspace and other feminist venues.

I returned to New York and moved to Williamsburg, the place of my birth, now a vital art nexus. I was the coordinator of the WAH Salon, the Artist membership club of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, and curator of the WAH Salon at the Amarin Cafe for 15 years.

My sculptures are included in the following art books: Encyclopedia of Fantastic Woman Artists, and Lexikon-Surreal International Encyclopedia of Fantastic Symbolic Visionary Artists, Vienna, Austria Monobloc: The Infamous Chair,  220 C Virus, Berlin, Germany Sculptures/A Thief in the Museum, Sussex, UK.

I have shown my work at: Perpetual History Museum, Hiroshima Japan, Riverside Art Museum, Texas Tech University, Triton Museum, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Fresno Art Museum, International Art Center Budapest, Galveston Art Center, SOHO20 Chelsea, Curate NYC, Fort Worth Community Arts Center and others nationally and internationally.

I exhibit with a group called Art from Detritus, who find inspiration from discards, trash transformed. I am a founding member of SJAC ( Society of Japanese and American Creators).

My thoughts are about impermanence and mortality. The underlying message alludes to the symbolic links between life and death. The use of discarded objects followed my visits to Thrift Shops. I began to see art materials everywhere, even on my dinner plate. Currently, I use chicken bones on my sculptures. The bones are a visceral material that refer to my primal vision. This particular detritus, or leftover, represents an internal truth and mimics an artifact.

I believe in Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious, the accumulation of inherited experiences that live deep in the psyche. We unconsciously recognize the archetypes, a transpersonal symbol with latent familiarity, that is older than the individual and the culture. The content and function of my work reflects both a sense of time past and time present, qualities that are in the nature of a relic.

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