Quinn Marston is a multidimensional artist and musician based in NYC and the Berkshires, MA. He works with acrylic paint, ink, ceramics, papier mache, and video. His work involves a series of interwoven characters. His music has been featured on television shows such as One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, and The Gates. He has performed at New York City clubs including the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and The National Underground in Manhattan. His music has been compared to bands such as The Breeders, Belly, The Cure, Liz Phair, Karen O., a "punkified" Kimya Dawson, and Connie Converse. In 2009 he signed with the NYC-based record label Ernest Jenning.
My large-scale, near wall-sized, paintings convey a wide range of expression of human emotion and personality through fanciful, cartoon-like animals and characters. In sculpture, I make these characters three-dimensional and am now exploring transferring my graphic images into body art, and bringing them to life in animated works with real-world issues. My collages contain imagery from science, nature, the human body, and animals and explore the way my brain works and what it is like to be in my head. Being a transgender man has expanded the range of human experiences that I investigate in my work.
~ Quinn Marston