Jonathan Quinn (b. 1956, Glen Cove, New York) Jonathan spent his teen years as a television repairman then went on to earned a BFA from School of Visual Arts. He studied semiotics with Marshall Blonsky at The New School, studied with the remnants of the Media Ecology Department at Steinhardt NYU and received an MA in Film studies from The Graduate Center at CUNY in 2007.  He has been lurking around the New York art world for forty years —dipping in and participating or currating an occasional group show. His last one-person show of paintings was in 2017 at Townley Arts in Laguna Beach. He did a three-part show across three months in 2018 called Objects, Paintings and Photographs at his studio in Bushwick. He was part of the Club 57 Show at MoMA in 2017-18.



Phone or Text: 917-699-4567

Old blog:

Shows etc.

New York Cool
Bernarducci Gallery

252 West 25th St. , NYC Jan. ‘19

Club 57:
Film, Performance, and
Art in the East Village, 1978–1983

Museum of Modern Art NYC Oct. '17-April '18

Townely International, Laguna Beach Calif. Seascapes, (solo) July 2016

Centotto Galleria:
Back In Situ, or Turns: Dec '14-Jan '15
Vapors and Squalls, or Mediums: April 2014
Legend of Draft: May-July 2013

States of Mind
American Photography TH-Inside:

Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris: Photography, October 2008 (

Anthology Film Archives:
Naked Eye Cinema
Film screenings October, 1992

Stephanie Theodore Gallery:
Installation October, 1987

B-Side Gallery:
Water Paintings (solo) February 1986

Pompeii Gallery:
Water Paintings October, 1985 (solo)

ABC No Rio:
September, 1983

Nature Morte:
“Group Show” March, 1982

Vista Art: Club 57
(solo) January 1982

The Lamp Show
Club 57, November, 1981 (first prize)

Group Material:
“Gender Show” November, 1980
Fascist/Fashion, Feb. 1981

Visual Arts Gallery (Tribeca):
“New Talent” June, 1979

National Arts Club:
“Visual Arts” May, 1979

Club 57, Lucky Strike, Pompeii Gallery: curated various group shows, 1982-88

(formal, degrees
and otherwise)

I worked at a television repair shop
called Roma TV in East Northport New York from age 15 to 18.

International Association
of Astronomical Artists

Interim Member, (1994)

Titanic Historical Society
Member, (1993-94)

Robert McKee (1994)
(Story Seminar)

Northport High School

Southampton Collage
(19th Century Art History, 1975)

School of Visual Arts
(BFA. 1979)

New School (1981)
(Semiotics with Marshall Blonsky, 1981)

NYU Steinhardt School
(Media Ecology 2005-006)

The Graduate Center
(MA in Film Theory 2007)


(custom gallery)

Rubell Family Collection
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gilchrist Colection, Toronto