About

Erin Quinn is an Irish-Canadian award winning artist whose photographic work has been exhibited internationally. She is currently working on olfactory projects inspired by music, popular culture, art, memory and human connection.

Erin’s olfactory work is presented in gender neutral limited edition eau de parfum. Each scent hand-made with both the highest quality essential oils blended with the finest perfumers ingredients enveloping the wearer in a cocoon of evocative scent both unusual yet somehow comforting and familiar.


Group Exhibitions/Commissions:

2020, Irish Museum of Modern Art Shop – commission of 8 conceptual olfactory compositions for display/sale

2020, Commission for 2 conceptual Olfactory compositions inspired by Oscar Wilde, for the Oscar Wilde House, Dublin

2019 "Portrait of a Landing", Olfactory Portrait, Moon Landing Exhibition, A4 Sounds Gallery

2016 “Untitled” from “When I started Again”, RHA Annual Exhibition

2014 “Adam” (Breaking Point) Hennessy Portrait Prize Shortlist, National Gallery, Dublin (November)

2014 “Breaking Point”, Foundation 14 Arts Festival, Tullamore (won Critics Choice Award)

2014 “Breaking Point”, Block T Visual Arts Showcase Exhibition, Dublin

2014 “Surveillance”, United Photo Industries “Secrets&Lies”, Dumbo, New York, USA

2014 “Surveillance”, United Photo Industries “Secrets&Lies”, Cambridge University, UK

2013 “Breaking Point”, New Living Artists Show IV, IMOCA, Steambox, Dublin

2013 “Breaking Point”, Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Show, Ulster Museum, Belfast

2013 “Unfolded”, ESC Zine show as part of PhotoIreland 2013, Eight Gallery, Dublin

2013 “Unfolded”, VUE Art Fair in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2013 “Unfolded”, MOPLA (Month of Photography, Los Angeles, USA)

2011 “Surveillance”, Manifest Gallery, Ohio, USA

2011 “Surveillance”, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin

2011 “Breaking Point #2”, Invited Artist, Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual Show 2011

2011 “Surveillance”, AGallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

2011 “Breaking Point”, UPSTART Dublin poster campaign during elections

2010 “Surveillance”, PhotoIreland Festival, The Complex, Dublin, Ireland


Solo Exhibitions:

2016 “Inside the Void”, Talbot Gallery & Studios Dublin

2011 “Dreaming”, Alliance Francaise, Bangladesh, Chobi Mela International Photography Festival

2010 “Surveillance”, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin, Ireland

Press/Online:

April 2020 The Gloss Magazine https://thegloss.ie/working-from-home-erin-quinn-artist-perfumer/

March 2020 The Gloss Magazine https://thegloss.ie/the-surprising-new-place-to-discover-perfumes/

February 2020 Totally Dublin Magazine https://www.totallydublin.ie/more/roadmap-sniff-it-out-erin-quinn/

Oct 2014 “Adam” (Breaking Point) cuckoomagazine.com

Oct 2014 “Surveillance” lookatme.ru (Russian)

29May2011, (Breaking Point #2) The Sunday Times, Culture Magazine, Pg. 15, Cristin Leach

25May2011, (Breaking Point #2) The Irish Times, Culture, “Creativity Overcomes Commerce”, Aidan Dunne

April/May2011, (Surveillance) Gallery&Studio Magazine, New York, “Art Contest Winners Forecast Trends to Come”

12Aug2010, (Surveillance) The Irish Times, Arts, “Captured by Unseen Spies”, written by Maggie Armstrong

9Aug2010, (Surveillance) Live Radio Interview on Newstalk with George Hook

14Aug2010, (Surveillance) Live Radio Interview on Phantom FM with Nadine O’Regan

Jan2011, “Breaking Point” Photovolume.org

Oct2010, “Surveillance” Visionexposed.com

Oct2010, “Surveillance” Wooloo.org, Shortlisted for artist of the month

Awards:

2015, Critics Choice Award, Foundation15, Tullamore

May2011, The Curtin O’Donoghue Photography Prize, RHA Annual Exhibition

May2011, Imagine Ireland Grant (Culture Ireland Initiative) to fund New York exhibition/travel

Books/Publications:

2014 “Breaking Point”, SAND Berlin’s English Literary Journal Issue 9

2012, “Breaking Point”, International Photography Annual, Manifest Gallery USA