Born 1972, Boston MA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




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

1996  B.F.A., The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University Boston, MA




2018    "Bitches Talkin Works by ET (Tamar Halpern & Eileen Quinlan)”, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY

"Too Much," Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

            "Enough," Gallery TPW, Toronto

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, UK

2011 "Constant Comment", Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

2010 "Highlands", Sutton Lane, Paris

     "Nature Morte", Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

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

2008 "Downtime", Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

     "Fahrenheit and Stone Roses", Sutton Lane, Paris

     "Puccio Onyx", Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

     "Art Statements with Sutton Lane", Art|39|Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2007 "Photographs", Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

2006 "Eileen Quinlan", Sutton Lane, London





Forthcoming: "Passante", organized by Atelier E.B., Lafayette Anticipations,Paris

Forthcoming: "The Skin of the Visible World", curated by Matthias Michalka, MUMOK, Vienna


"Picture Industry", curated by Walead Beshty, LUMA Arles, France

"Liquid Gestures", organized by Melissa Gordon, Marianne Boesky, New York
"In and Out of Place", Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

"In the Air", Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY



"PhotoPlay: Lucid Objects", Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, France

"Our [Yours and Mine] Future", benefit auction for UnLocal, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

"UNTITLED: Works in Progress", Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

57th Venice Biennale–Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel, Venice, Italy


"Her Wherever," Curated by Sara Greenberger Rafferty & Sara VanDerBeek; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

"Systematically Open? New Forms for Contemporary Image Production," curated by Walead Beshty, Elad Lassry,

Zanele Muholi and Collier Schorr; LUMA Foundation, Arles, France

"Lattice Work," curated by Rola Khayyat, Emily Kloppenburg, Rachel Stern, and Alex Strada; Black & White Gallery/

Project Space, Brooklyn, NY  

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

"Hardly visible. Barely noticeable." ESTEBrooklyn, NY

"Land Escapes," Joshua Liner Gallery, New York

"Always starts with an encounter: Wols/Eileen Quinlan," produced by Radio Athènes, curated by Helena Papadopoulos,

Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece

"Image Support," Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

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



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

“New Acquisitions,” Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

“A kind of graphic unconscious,” Susan Hobbs, Toronto

“The Human Apparatus,” Klemms, Berlin

“Transmission, Recreation and Repetition,” Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

“Lens Work: Celebrating LACMA’s Experimental Photography at 50,” LACMA, Los Angeles

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

"Images That Speak," April 2 - May 23, 2015, Presentation House Gallery (Satellite Gallery), Vancouver, Canada



"Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed," November-February 2015, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University,


"American Photography: Recent Acquisitions from The Museum of Modern Art, New York," Grand Palais: Paris  Photo,

  Paris, FR

“A Moveable Feast – Part XI 03”, Eileen Quinlan & Cheyney Thompson, July, Campoli Presti, Paris

“Technokinesis”, June-August, Blum & Poe, NY

“Technokinesis”, July-August, Blum & Poe, LA

“Process Priority”, July-August, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

"What is a Photograph?", curated by Carol Squiers, International Center of Photography, New York

"Lens Reflex", curated by Steven Baldi, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Our Demise", curated by Marc Joseph Berg, New York, NY

"Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring", curated by Dean Daderko, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX



"New Photography", Sept. 10, 2013 - Jan 6, 2014  Brendan Fowler, Annette Kelm, Lisa Oppenheim, Anna

  Ostoya, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan, Museum of Modern Art, New York

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

"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



"Matt Keegan & Eileen Quinlan: Y? O! G... A.", The Kitchen, NYC

“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



"All of This and Nothing - 6th Invitational", Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (cat.) 

"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…",  curated by: Howie Chen & Tim Saltarelli (Dispatch, NY), IMO Projects, Copenhagen, DK

"Structure and Absence", White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK

"Next Wave Art", curated by Dan Cameron, BAM, Brooklyn, NY 

"New York to London and Back: The Medium of Contingency", Thomas Dane Gallery, London, in collaboration with

  Sutton Lane

"Three Stones in the City of Ladies", curated by Elisa Kay, Marion Adnams, Annette Kelm, Lee Miller, Eileen Quinlan &

  Lucy Skaer; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, London UK



“Group Show: Borofsky, Floyer, Haacke, Janssens, Quinlan, Tremblay, Walker, Walsh”, Paula Cooper Gallery,

  New York

"Systems Analysis", Liz Deschenes, Wade Guyton, Eileen Quinlan, Blake Rayne, Reena Spaulings,

  Cheyney Thompson, westlondonprojects, London, UK

"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

"Blind Mirror", Galleria Raucci/ Santamaria, Naples, Italy

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



"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, Vienna Galerie Krobath, Vienna

"Constructivismes!", curated by Oliver Renaud-ClŽment, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels

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

"To be determined", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

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

"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, Italy

"Not so Subtle Subtitle", curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY 

"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, Oregon

"Portfolio Project #2", published by Dispatch, New York, NY 

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

"Eat the Document", Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York

"Mirror, Mirror", Edward Thorp Gallery, New York



"Regroup", Miguel Abreu, New York

"24 November - 22 December", Sutton Lane, 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 (June)    

"Blackberring", Galleri Christina Wilson, Denmark, (June - August)     

"TBA: Eileen Quinlan, Cheyney Thompson and Lucy McKenzie", curated by Martin Clark, Arnolfini, Bristol, England

"Silicone Valley", P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, L.I.C., NY

"Art Politiquement Engage", organised by Fia Backstrom for In Practice Projects, The Sculpture Centre, NY

"For the People of Paris", Sutton Lane 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 Will 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, TX

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

"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, Sweden

"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 ArtReviewby Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, Switzerland



"S&M", Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson, Sutton Lane, 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, NY



"Salon V", Curated by Tim Bailey, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA

"Yes, We're Excerpts", Andrew Kreps, New York

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



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






“Brococo,” Monopol Magazine, May 2017

Klein, Annika. “Does the Venice Biennale Have a Problem with Photography?,”, July 12

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



McDonough, Thomas, "Eileen Quinlan: Between Substrate and Sublimate," OSMOS 11, Winter 2016, pp.1-7

Respini, Eva, "On Defiance: Experimentation as Resistance," Aperture #225, Winter 2016, pp.100-107

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

Fateman, Johanna, "Eileen Quinlan," Critic's Picks,, April 2016



Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, and Sarah Hermanson Meister. Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now 

pub. The Museum of Modern Art, October 2015

Watts, Jonathan P., "Eileen Quinlan: Campoli Presti, London", Frieze No 171, May 2015 

Taylor, Phil, "Eileen Quinlan", Critics' Pick, Artforum, March 4, 2015 

Sterns, Jamie, "Two of a Kind: Eileen Quinlan at Campoli Presti, Nicole Wermers at Herald St",

ArtNews, March 31, 2015



Pollack, Maika, "'What Is a Photograph?' at the International Center of Photography...'", Gallerist, February 12, 2014

Schwabsky, Barry, "Eileen Quinlan", Artforum, January 2014

"Eileen Quinlan: New York", Modern Painters, January 2014, p.98



Hassett, Christopher, "Eileen Quinlan's Curtains at Miguel Abreu", NYArtsMagazine, December 2013

Rosenberg, Karen, "Eileen Quinlan: 'Curtains'" The New York Times, November 14, 20113

Goings On About Town: Art, "New Photography 2013", The New Yorker, September 23, 2013

Johnson, Ken, "Art in Review: Images Propelled Beyond Pictures," The New York Times, September 13, 2013

Pollack, Maria, "'New Photography 2013' at the Museum of Modern Art.'" Gallerist NY, September 24, 2013

Bryant, Eric, "Shooting Stars: Eileen Quinlan", Art + Auction, October 2013, p.135

Smith, Roberta, "The Cat Show", The New York Times , July 4, 2013

Yablonsky, Linda, "Artifacts: Cats, the New Rulers of the Art World", T Magazine blog, July 9, 2013

"25 Photographers to Watch in 2013", Complex Magazine, January 2013 



NY Art Beat,, November 2012

Smyth, Diane, "The Perfect Playground", British Journal of Photography, March 2012



McGarry, Kevin, "Eileen Quinlan's 'Constant Comment'", Art Agenda, December 2011

"Art Review: 'All of This and Nothing' at UCLA Hammer Museum", LA Times Blog, March 2011

Blind Cut, Marlborough Gallery, New York (Cat.)

Structure and Absence, White Cube, London (Cat.)

System Analysis, Langen Foundation, Neuss (Cat.)

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

The Medium of Contingency, published by Urbanomic in association with Ridinghouse (Cat.)



Jones, Kristin M. "Eileen Quinlan", Frieze, Sept, 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



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 issue

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



Bryant, Eric, "The Indecisive Image," ArtNews, March 2008

O'neill Butler, Lauren. "Eat the Document," Time Out New York, February 14



Cotter, Holland. "Eileen Quinlan," The New York Times, December 7

Smith, Roberta. "Strange Magic," The New York Times, Nov 3

Carlin, T.J. "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,"



"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. "Critic's Picks (Review of 'Everything Beautiful and Noble Is the Result of Reason and Calculation'),", February

Robinson, Walter. "Weekend Update,", February 7



"Cheyney Thompson et Eileen Quinlan,", November

"Bright Young Things," Art Review, December 05



Huntingdon, Richard. "CEPA's 'Fresh Meat' is a Savory Exhibit"



Smith, Roberta. "Yes, We're Excerpts," The New York Times, 2 August 02