Colleen Quinn received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2002, and has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and at the Art Students League in New York. She won the Leeway Grant for Women in 2002 for the completion of an outdoor sculpture in Philadelphia, and did a month-long artist residency in Costa Rica in 2008. Several of her paintings have been published in Scoundrel Times and The Nation. She has shown her work in juried shows and galleries in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Tennessee. She started painting political figures in 2012. “I was interested in slowing down the onslaught of media imagery and taking a longer, closer look at the faces of those in power. As the political situation has changed, these paintings have become a form of personal protest."