Sarah Quinton earned an M.F.A. in Textile Arts at the Tyler School of Art in 1985, and a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia college of Art and Design in 1982. She has exhibited her work professionally across Canada and in the United States since 1981. Exhibitions include Drill, a solo exhibition at Harbourfront Centreís York Quay Gallery (2001); Florilegia, a solo exhibition at the Ontario Crafts Council (1995); a solo exhibition at Prime Gallery in Toronto (1991); and various group exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, which is represented in the collections of The Canada Council Art Bank; the Gallery and Library, Cambridge; Kent State University Art Gallery; the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (Wisconsin); and several private collections.
Quinton has taught and co-ordinated at the Textile Department at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art and the School of Crafts and Design at Sheridan College. She has participated as a juror or visiting lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Alberta College of Art and Design; the University of Calgary; the Cleveland Art Institute; the University of Western Ontario; the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council; the Ontario College of Art and Design; and Kent State University.
She has been Curator of the Textile Museum of Canada's Contemporary Gallery since January, 1994. At the Museum, her curatorial projects include Textiles, that is to say (co-curated in 1994); Knit (1995); Fancy (1996); Small World (1998); Told and Retold: an inquiry about hair (A.B. Forster and Anne Wilson) (1999). In 1999/2000, she curated Janet Morton's exhibition, wool work, as well as Morton's outdoor installation, Cozy, which won the Best Exhibition of the Year Award through the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She is currently co-curating Comfort Zones: textiles in the Canadian landscape, an exhibition which includes historical textiles along with the contemporary work of Dorothy Caldwell, Emily Carr, David Hannan, Lyla Rye and Joyce Wieland.
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