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Christopher Quiñones
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope

ARTIST STATEMENT: I am preoccupied with individual identity, its sublimation, dissipation, and solidification when met with the unstable collective identity. How does one defy classification, or come to define it? How do we explain our selves when labels at hand change fluidly, as if they were written in the air? I see the clothes as me in Puerto Rico: billowing as they formed, lost, and reformed semi-translucent shapes in the wind and the sun as they hung from clotheslines. In a way, I’ve lived a small-town existence in my native Brooklyn. Maybe it was the summers and years in the mountains of Florida in Puerto Rico that influenced me. Perhaps it was Williamsburg itself, a small, neglected community when I was a child, now something else. I did not feel enriched by the experience, nor part of it. We no longer had any usefulness. My work exists along those lines. I imagine my movements through the city and see my body moving along the streets. I see a millipede made of a million of me going around the corner of Myrtle Avenue. On clotheslines the work remains connected to each other but are pinched to their positions. It reminds me of community.

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Christopher Thomas Quiñones
373 7th street apt. #3 Brooklyn, NY 11215
Cell 347 564 5300

2020 MFA, Studio Arts, The City College of New York, New York, NY
2017 BA, General Studies, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, New York
2005 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Professional Experience
2020 Community Habilitation, Hand in Hand Family Services
2019 Teaching Assistant (Introduction to Ceramic Design, Sylvia Netzer, Spring 2019)
2015 Visiting Artist (Introduction to ceramics, one class, Jane Beckwith, Spring 2019)

2020 Conner Tuition Scholarship, The City College of New York, New York, NY
2019 Provost Art Award,
2019 Conner Tuition Scholarship, The City College of New York, New York, NY
2018 Conner Tuition Scholarship, The City College of New York, New York, NY

Exhibition Record
2020 Black and White, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn,
2020 Solo Thesis Exhibition, Compton-Goethals Art Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Group Exhibition, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Art Walk, Peaches Hothouse, Curated by
Ramona Candy, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Group Exhibition, St. Joseph’s College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2016
Seán Devlin, “Take a Stroll and Catch Some Art at the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Artwalk,”
Brownstoner, May 11, 2017.
Amanda Bernocco, “Studio Art Inspires SJC Brooklyn Alumnus,” On Campus, June 17, 2020.

Professional Service
2016-18 Board of Directors, Hooper Grove, Brooklyn, New York
2015-2016 Member, South Fifth Block Association, Brooklyn, New York

Technical Abilities
2007-2016 Maintenance Supervisor, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY (extensive operational and
safety knowledge of a variety of woodworking and metal power tools, demolition
techniques and safety, light electric knowledge, light construction knowledge in wall
2017-2018 Frame Finisher and Technical Painter, Art Handler, Drummond Framing, New York, NY
(more specified operational and safety knowledge of a variety of woodworking power
and hand tools, operational and safety knowledge of industrial spray painting,
specialized knowledge of wood finishing techniques).
2016-2020 Assistant Curator, St. Joseph’s College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Foreign Languages
Fluent in Spanish.

Jane Beckwith, Chair and Professor of Art, Department of Art, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 347 244-0824 Email:
Ramona Candy, Artist and Director, Council for the Arts Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 917 539-2936 Email:
Sylvia Netzer, Artist and Professor of Art, The City University of New York, New York, NY 11215
Phone: 917 828-5646 Email: snetzer@ccny.cuny,edu

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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