Episode Sixteen features Nathaniel Mary Quinn.
‘Quinn’s passion for drawing began at a young age, while he was growing up on the South Side of Chicago. In ninth grade, he received a scholarship to attend Culver Academies boarding school in Indiana—but a month after arriving at the school, Quinn received news from his father that his mother had suddenly passed away. He returned to Chicago for Thanksgiving the following month, only to find that the rest of his family—his father and brothers—had abandoned his childhood home without a trace. This jarring experience further propelled Quinn’s art, and he decided to commit himself to his education, adding his mother’s name, Mary, to his name so that she would appear on all of his degrees. He received a BA in art and psychology from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 2000, and an MFA from New York University in 2002.’
Quinn is currently represented by Gagosian. You will enjoy this very high energy, refreshing and invigorating talk.









NATHANIEL MARY QUINN How Come Not Me, 2019 – Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel on Coventry Vellum Paper
16 x 13 inches / 40.6 x 33 cm
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.

A favorite painting ~ Kerry James Marshall’s ‘Watts’