Kristin Quinn earned her BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1984 and her MFA in painting from Indiana University in 1988. She has been a Professor of Art at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport since 1989.
I grew up in a house of optical phenomena. My father was a physicist with a specialty in optics (although neighbors claimed he worked at the Optical Department at Sears). Lasers, lenses, prisms, and holographs were plentiful; as were lessons on the natural world. In our house, a solar eclipse became a graduate level seminar. On long car trips, we passed the time with questions to stump Dad: Why was the sky orange, what caused hail, and how were tunnels built under the bay? (Incidentally, we refer to these questions now as Tunnel Talk" questions).
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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