Jamie Quinn

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  • History, time, technique and material are the foundation of what I reect in my work. I am inspired by vintagehand painted typefaces, circus and performance photographs, crumbling silk costumes and delicatelyhand-beaded bags. My materials are chosen based on how I feel I can combine traditional and contemporarytechniques and found, vintage notions to evoke a sense of nostalgia and imply layers of depth and meaning.

    My pieces often take the form of costume details, surface embellishment and paper and fabric collage.A common thread throughout my entire body of work is the importance of combining time-honouredttechniques like hand stitching and beading with more contemporary techniques like extreme machineembroidery. The time put into the work is reected in the nished piece, with mistakes welcomes andirregularities considered a subconscious design choice.

  • Education:-Acceptance for advanced standing to achieve BFA TextilesNova Scotia College of Crafts and Design, Halifax, NSSeptember 2010

    -Ontario Advanced Diploma, Crafts and Design, TextilesSheridan College, Oakville, ON2008-20102008-2010

    -Certicate, Art FundamentalsSheridan College, Oakville, ON2007-2008 Exhibitions:

    -Sheridan College Gallery student group exhibitSheridan College, Oakville, ON

    2008, 2009, 2010

    -Textile Museum of Canada student group exhibitToronto, ON

    20092009

    -Out Of Hand student group exhibitWhippersnapper gallery, Toronto, ON

    May 2010

    -Toronto Alternative Fashion Week student group capsule collectionStudio City, Toronto, ON

    April 2010

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