Born 1972, Boston 

Lives and works in Brooklyn



2005                   M.F.A., Columbia University, New York

1996                   B.F.A., The School of the Museum of fine Arts/Tuffs University, Boston



MoMA, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Brooklyn Museum, New York

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson

The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

FRAC, France (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain)

Auckland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC



2017                   Dune Woman, Campoli Presti, London

2016                   Mind Craft, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

2015                   After Hours, Campoli Presti, London

                            Double Charlie, Campoli Presti, Paris

2013                   Curtains, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

2012                   Twin Peaks, Campoli Presti, London

2011                   Constant Comment, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

                            Highlands, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

                            Nature Morte, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

2009                 My Eyes Can Only Look at You, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston

2008                  Downtime, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

                            Fahrenheit and Stone Roses, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

                            Puccio Onyx, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

                            Art Statements, Art|39|Basel with Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Basel

                            Photographs, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

2006                  Eileen Quinlan, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), London



2017                 Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennial, Arsenale, Venice

2016                 ’33 – ’29 – ’36, Um Gallery – Academy Of Arts, Architecture And Design, Prague

                          Her Wherever, curated by Sara Greenberger Rafferty & Sara VanDerBeek, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

                         Systematically Open? New Forms for Contemporary Image Production,curated by Walead Beshty, Elad Lassry, Zanele Muholi and Collier                                    Schorr, LUMA Foundation, Arles

                         Group Exhibition, Campoli Presti, Paris

                        Image Support, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

                        Always starts with an encounter: Wols/Eileen Quinlan, curated by Helena Papadopoulos, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

                        Lattice Work, curated by Rola Khayyat, Emily Kloppenburg, Rachel Stern, and Alex Strada, Black & White Gallery/ Project Space, Brooklyn

                        Pure Numerical Formula Describes Wetness and Light, curated by Eli Bornowsky, Or Gallery, Vancouver

                        Land Escapes, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York

                       Hardly visible. Barely noticeable, ESTE, Brooklyn

                      Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2015              Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                       A kind of graphic unconscious, Susan Hobbs, Toronto

                       The Inventors of Tradition II, The Palace of Art, Glasgow

                       Images That Speak, Presentation House Gallery (Satellite Gallery), Vancouver

                       New Acquisitions, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

                       Fictions, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

                      Lens Work: Celebrating LACMA’s Experimental Photography at 50, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

                      An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, The College of New Jersey, Ewing

                      The Human Apparatus, Klemms, Berlin

                      Sylvia Bataille, Joan, Los Angeles

                      Transmission, Recreation and Repetition, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris

2014            American Photography: Recent Acquisitions from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Sarah Hermanson Meister and Quentin                              Bajac, in conjunction with Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris

                      Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Florida Atlantic University, School of the Arts, Schmidt Center Gallery, Boca Raton

                      Process Priority, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

                      A Moveable Feast – Part XI: Eileen Quinlan & Cheyney Thompson, Campoli Presti, Paris

                      Technokinesis, Blum & Poe, New York, NY; Los Angeles

                      Lens Reflex, organized by Steven Baldi, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles

                     Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX  

                     What Is a Photograph? Organized by Carol Squiers, International Center of Photography, New York

                     A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio, MoMA, New York

2013            L’épreuve de l’abstraction, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Médiathèque de Vouillé 

                    New Photography 2013, MoMA, New York

                    Elements, Rudiments, and Principles, Boston University Art Gallery at Stone Gallery, Boston

                    Lens Drawings, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

                    The Cat Show, curated by Rhonda Lieberman, White Columns, New York

                    Why is Everything the Same? – Works from the Collection of Anne Collier and Matthew Higgs, Shoot The Lobster, New York

2012           Eileen Quinlan & Matt Keegan: Y? O! G… A., The Kitchen, New York

                   Printed, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

                  Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

                  Accrochage, an installation of recent works by gallery artists and others, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

                  Blind cut, curated by Jonah Freeman and Vera Neykov, Marlborough Gallery, New York

2011          Structure and Absence, White Cube Bermondsey, London

                   Next Wave Art, curated by Dan Cameron, BAM, Brooklyn, New York

                   I don’t know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly, IMO, Copenhagen

                   All of This and Nothing, 6th edition of Biennial invitational exhibition series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

                   Systemsanalyse, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

                   New York to London and backThe Medium of Contingency, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

2010          Borofsky, Floyer, Haacke, Janssens, Quinlan, Tremblay, Walker, Walsh, Paula Cooper 

                    Gallery, New York

                    Systems Analysis, West London Projects, London

                    Crystalline Architecture, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

                     Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That), organised by Walead Beshty, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

                     50 Artists Photograph The Future, curated by Dean Daderko, Higher Pictures, New York

                     False / Divide, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

                     Blind Mirror, Galleria Raucci/ Santamaria, Naples

                     Group Show, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid

                     Contemporary Works from the Monsen Family Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

2009            Kings County Biennial, Dustin Yellin Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

                      Abstraction and Materialist Praxis in Contemporary Photography, organized by the       

                      Die Storung Collective, Guinea Kunstraum Hoey-Wasow, Rhinebeck, New York

                      I’m So Sad, My God, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York

                      Collatéral  (with Liz Deschenes, Sam Lewitt, Scott Lyall, Sean Paul, Blake Rayne,                Nora Schultz, Cheyney Thompson), Le Confort Moderne                        – Centre pour l’Art Contemporain, Poitiers

                     Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

                    Correspondences: Jan Groover/ Eileen Quinlan, curated by Matthew Higgs, Krobath, Vienna Galerie Krobath, Vienna

                    New Constructivismes!, curated by Oliver Renaud-Clément, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels

                    Slow Movement Oder: Das Halbe und das Ganze, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern

                    To Be Determined, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

                    Photography in the Abstract, organized by Maureen Mahony, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin

                     To be Determined, Austin, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York                        

                     Crystalline Architectures, organized by Josiah McElheny, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

                     Practice vs. Object, organized by Margaret Liu Clinton, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

                     On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul Gallery, New York

                     The Empty Page, James Fuentes LLC, New York

                      Hermann’s Grid, curated by Gareth James, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin

                      Not So Subtle Subtitle, curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

                     From Brooklyn With Love, curated by Allun Williams, Parker’s box Gallery, Brooklyn

                    Every Picture Tells a Story…or at Least Is a Picture, curated by Jo Jackson and Chris Johanson, Small A Projects, Portland

                    Portfolio Project #2, published by Dispatch, New York

                    Update, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York

                    Eat the Document, curated by Dean Daderko, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York

                   Mirror Mirror, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York

                   Regroup Show, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

                   24 November – 22 December, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

                  Form as Memory, Miguel Abreu, New York

                 Seriality, Shane Campbell, Chicago

                Undone, Whitney Museum at Altria, New York

                Strange Magic, Luhring Augustine, New York

                Blackberring, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

                TBA with Cheyney Thompson, curated by Martin Clark, Arnolfini, Bristol

                Silicone Valley, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, L.I.C., New York

                 Art Politiquement Engagé, organised by Fia Backström for In Practice Projects, The Sculpture Centre, New York

                For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti) at Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris (cat.)

                Miroslaw Balka, Eileen Quinlan, Michael Benevento, Orange Group, Los Angeles

                Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance), Bellwether, New York

                How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later, curated by Willl Bradley, Wattis Institute, San Francisco

                 Just Off Focus, Andrew Kreps, New York

                 Thin Walls, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

                 Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps, New York

                  Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

                  United Artists Ltd, IV. (Peter Coffin, Anne Collier, Eileen Quinlan), curated by Michael Phelan, United Artists Ltd, Marfa, Texas

                  Group Exhibition with Patrick Hill and Florian Schmidt, Galerie Kosak Hall, Vienna

                   Endless Summer, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, Westlondonprojects, London

                   Dialog #1: Puzzled, Elena Pankova & Eileen Quinlan, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York

                   Supports, Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm

                   Everything beautiful and noble is the result of reason and Calculation, curated by  Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino, The Elizabeth Foundation                       Gallery, New York

                   Slow Burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva

                  S&M, Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson, Sutton Lane (Campoli Presti), Paris

                  Excitations, arranged by Matt Keegan, Andrew Kreps, New York

                 Bebe le Strange, curated by Rachel Uffner and Barb Choit, D’Amelio Terras, New York

                  MFA Thesis Show, Studebaker Hall, Columbia University, New York

                  Past Perfect, curated by Francesca DiMattio, Kantor Gallery, New York

                  First Year Show, curated by Ali Subotnik, Eli Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York

                 Art in the Office, arranged by Matt Keegan, The Global Consulting Group, New York

                Fresh Meat, curated by Stephen Apicella-Hitchcock, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo

                Salon V, curated by Tim Bailey, Oni Gallery, Boston

                Yes, We’re Excerpts, Andrew Kreps, New York

                Welcome to the Playground of the Fearless, curated by James Fuentes, Entropy Gallery, New York

2001        Life is Elsewhere, Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson, Canada Gallery, New York



2017                  Macel, Christine, “Viva Arte Viva: 57th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale Di Venezia,” La Biennale di Venezia, September 5, 2017 (cat.)

                           “Batons and Barriers, A Portfolio by Eileen Quinlan,” Modern Painters, June/July 2017

                           “Portfolio: Eileen Quinlan,” Monopol Magazine, May 2017

                           McDonough, Thomas, “Eileen Quinlan: Between Substrate and Sublimate ,” Osmos Magazine, Winter 2017


2016                  Respini, Eva, “On Defiance: Experimentation as Resistance,” Aperture #225, Winter 2016

                           Aletti, Vince, “Eileen Quinlan, Mind Craft,” The New Yorker, April 2016

                           Fateman, Johanna, “Critics’ Picks: Eileen Quinlan,”, April 2016


2015                   Tarasoff, Sabrina, « Eileen Quinlan: Double Charlie », CMagazine I26, Summer

                            Watts, Jonathan P., “Eileen Quinlan: Campoli Presti London” Frieze No 171, May

                           Taylor, Phil, “Eileen Quinlan”, Critics’ Pick, Artforum, March 4

                           Sterns, Jamie, « Two of a Kind: Eileen Quinlan at Campoli Presti, Nicole Wermers at Herald St », ArtNews, March 31

2014                  Pollack, Maika. “What is a Photograph at the International Center of Photography,” Gallerist, February 12

                           Barry, Schwabsky. “Eileen Quinlan,” Artforum, January
                           “Eileen Quinlan: New York,” Modern Painters, January

2013                  Russeth, Andrew, « Eileen Quinlan: Curtains’ at Miguel Abreu Gallery, » Gallerist NY December 3

                           Hasset, Christopher, “Eileen Quinlans Curtians at Miguel Abreu”,, December 23

                           Fiske, Courtney. “Critic’s Picks: Eileen Quinlan,” Artforum (review), November

                           Rexer, Lyle, « Eileen Quinaln: Curtains, » News & Reviews,, November 21

                           « Eileen Quinlan, » The Lookout,, November 21, 2013

                           Rosenberg, Karen, “Art in Review: Eileen Quinlan, ‘Curtains’,” The New York Times,  November, The New Yorker, November

                           Bryant, Eric. “Shooting Stars: Eileen Quinlan,” Art+Auction, October

                           Pollack, Maika. “‘New Photography 2013’ at Museum of Modern Art,” Gallerist NY, Sept. 24

                          “Goings on About Town: New Photography 2013,” The New Yorker, Sept. 23 Johnson, Ken.

                           “Art in Review: Images Propelled Beyond Pictures,” The New York Times, Sept. 13, Beshty, Walead. ed., Blind Spot, Issue 46

                            Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: The Cat Show,” The New York Times, July 4

                            Yablonsky, Linda. “Artifacts: Cats, the New Rulers of the Art World,” T Magazine Blog, July 9

                            “25 Photographers to Watch in 2013,” Complex Magazine, January 9

 2012                   Smyth, Diane. “The Perfect Playground”, British Journal of Photography, March, Blind cut, Malborough Gallery (cat.)

 2011                   Structure and Absence, White Cube gallery (cat.)

                           Systems Analysis, Langen Foundation, Neuss (cat.)

                           Stillman, Steel, “Eileen Quinlan”, Art in America, March

                           The Medium of Contingency, published by Urbanoramic in association with Ridinghouse (cat.), “Eileen Quinlan’s ‘Constant Comment’,”, Art                                  Agenda, December

2010                  Roberta Smith. “The Varieties of Abstract Experience”, The New York Times, August 6

                           Jones, Kristin M. “Eileen Quinlan”, Frieze, September, p.139-140

                           O’Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Eileen Quinlan”, Artforum, Summer

                           Kley, Elisabeth. “Gotham Art and Theater: Eileen Quinlan at Miguel Abreu Gallery”,

                 , April 23

                           Carlin, T.J.. “Studio Visit: Eileen Quinlan”, Time Out New York, Issue 759, April 15-21

                           Alleti, Vince, “Going On About Town”, The New Yorker, April 7

                           Clark, Martin. “What To See This Month”, Art Review, March

2009                  Quinlan, Eileen. “The Artist’s Artists”, Artforum, December

                            Godsill, Benjamin. “The Last Artist”, The Last Magazine, Fall issue 3

                            Quinlan, Eileen & Beshty, Walead. “Walead Beshty & Eileen Quinlan”, BOMBlog, September

                            Bedford, Christopher. “Depth of Field”, Frieze, September

                           Smee, Sebastian. “In the Abstract”, The Boston Globe, April 3

                           Taft, Catherine. “Overduin and Kite”, Artforum, April

                          Compagnola, Sonia. “Overduin and Kite – Los Angeles”, FlashArt, March – April

                          Schad, Ed. “Overduin and Kite”, Artslant Los Angeles, January 19

                          Lehrer Graiwer, Sarah. “Eileen Quinlan: Downtime”, Art Review, March issue

                          Bergeron, Chris. “Eileen Quinlan’s art pushes photographic boundaries”, The Milford Daily News, March 22

                          Lowenstein, Kate. “To be Determined”, Time Out New York, Issue 699, February 19 – 25

                          Brannon, Matthew. “Without Baggage, With Pistoletto: Thoughts on Eileen Quinlan’s Photographs”, Mousse, Issue 16, December – January

                          Schad, Ed. “Eileen Quinlan at Overduin and Kite”, ArtSlant, January 19

2008                Bryant, Eric. “The Indecisive Image”, ArtNews, March

                         O’neill Butler, Lauren. “Eat the Document”, Time Out New York, February 14

2007                Cotter, Holland. “Eileen Quinlan”, The New York Times, December 7

                         Smith, Roberta. “Strange Magic”, The New York Times, November 3

                         Carlin, Tova. “Eileen Quinlan, Smoke and Mirrors”, Time Out New York, November 1

                         “Liz Deschenes and Eileen Quinlan. Interview”, North Drive Press, Fall

                         Rosenberg, Karen. “Strange Magic”, New York Magazine, July 23

                         Quinlan, Eileen. “Top Ten”, Artforum, January

                         Kessler, Sarah. “Seriality”,, 2007

                        “Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance)”, The New Yorker, November 6

                         Smith, Roberta. “Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance)”, Art in Review,The New York Times, November 3  

                         Doran, Anne. “Dice Thrown”, Time Out New York, Issue 579, November 2-8

                         Stillmann, Nick. “Eileen Quinlan”, Modern Painters, November

                         “Eileen Quinlan”, Visionaire, October 

                         Velasco, David. “Dereconstruction”, Artforum, September

                         “Eileen Quinlan”, Texte zur Kunst, April 

                         Alemani, Cecilia. “Everything Beautiful and Noble Is the Result of Reason and           Calculation”, Critic’s Picks,, February

                         Robinson, Walter. Weekend Update,, February 7

2005                “Cheyney Thompson et Eileen Quinlan”,, November

                         “Bright Young Things”, Art Review, December 5

2004                  Huntingdon, Richard. “CEPA’s ‘Fresh Meat’ is a Savory Exhibit”

2002                  Smith, Roberta. “Yes, We’re Excerpts”, The New York Times, August 2



Faculty, MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,

Dune Woman

01 Jun, 2017-29 Jul, 2017

Campoli Presti, London

After Hours

18 Mar, 2015-17 Apr, 2015

Campoli Presti, London

Double Charlie

20 Mar, 2015-10 Apr, 2015

Campoli Presti, Paris

Group exhibition celebrating Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagners donation to the Whitney and Pompidou

09 Jun, 2016-15 Jul, 2016

Campoli Presti, Paris


12 Sep, 2015-18 Sep, 2015

Sutton Lane