Artist in Residence

Painting of a woman in a striped bikini swimming underwater


The Quin frequently hosts gifted artists and musicians who, like earlier generations, appreciate the hotel’s proximity to Manhattan’s most significant cultural landmarks.  Often this residency results in vibrant creative collaborations, inspiring original artworks and providing fascinating opportunities for guests to interact directly with the artists.

Spring – Summer 2019

This spring, we proudly present The Veil by Russian-born, Brooklyn-based Maria Kreyn.  Curated by DK Johnston, this intriguing solo exhibit takes inspiration from 18th century veiled Italian sculptures as Kreyn explores the human form through fine art photography.  While Kreyn’s widely lauded paintings draw on historical conventions, she has reframed these techniques here to tell the story of human intimacy, investigating the liminal state of connection and detachment.
The Veil is on display in the Lobby of the Quin through early September 2019.

For inquiries and show sales, contact DK Johnston at

The Veil by Maria Kreyn
Delphine Diallo: The Angels Twin, 2015

Winter 2019

During winter 2019, Quin Arts was proud to present Flora, Fauna, and Forms by Delphine Diallo, a Brooklyn-based French and Senegalese visual artist and photographer formerly mentored by acclaimed photographer Peter Beard.  This contemplative solo exhibition, co-curated by DK Johnston and Nicole Ianniello, beautifully balanced nature and wildlife with emotionally charged female portraits.

Winter 2018 - 2019

Quin Arts was honored to showcase the work of Slim Aarons, a legendary photographer whose portraits of Hollywood stars and A-list socialites helped define the cult of celebrity.  Co-curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery, the Slim Aarons exhibition was a glowing celebration of glamor and luxury.

Verbier Vacation, 1964. Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images Gallery
A crashing wave after a storm

Autumn 2018

The Art of the Sea echoed the sentiments of one of the Quin’s former residents, painter Marc Chagall, who expressed that “Great art picks up where nature ends.” The Art of the Sea explored the depths of water as a central element, through a dynamic range of mediums. The result was a powerful and fluid composition of photography, video, collage works, and silk prints from seven local and international artists including Dan Balilty, Michael Dweck, Michael DiDonna, Delphine Diallo, Adam Guy, Anne Menke, and Ruvan Wijesooriya.

Summer 2018

And Suddenly the Picture was Distorted, presented in partnership with Doyle, was inspired by a lyric from legendary German electronic group Kraftwerk’s “The Hall of Mirrors”—a song that explores image, obsession, and the disconnect between how we perceive ourselves versus how others see us. Comprised of new works and pieces from private collections, it challenged perceptions and manipulated images, employing found materials and a variety of techniques and mediums.

Painting of a vandal figure holding a pocket watch
Three stylized sunflowers in varying colors

Spring 2018

We were proud to present  IN BLOOM—a vibrant celebration of spring in New York City. Floral-themed pieces, each crafted in the respective signature style of 29 participating artists, flourished alongside Central Park during the magical season of spring 2018.

Winter 2018

In February, we were proud to debut a compelling exhibit in partnership with the New York Academy of Art. The collection, co-curated by DK Johnston and Heidi Elbers, Director of Exhibitions at the Academy, featured work from seven of the prestigious graduate program’s most accomplished alumni: Tamalin Baumgarten, Shauna Finn, Alexis Hilliard, Gianna Putrino, James Razko, Nicolas V. Sanchez, and Gabriel Zea. The exhibit was on view to the public at The Quin through April 2018.

Abstract art by Hilliard
Collage of various mixed media art work

Winter 2017 - 2018

The Voice of a Generation featured works by remarkable UK-based artists: Alexandra Lethbridge, Jasmine Pradissitto, Tim A. Shaw, David Aiu Servan Schreiber. As one might expect from a group show that includes an artist with a PhD in quantum physics, another spearheading art installations in hospitals, and a third whose research based-art provocatively blends fact with fiction, the mixed-media exhibition presented innovative works that challenged visitors’ visual and conceptual perceptions of the world. Themes of illusion, intervention, and shifting perspectives weaved through the exhibition, which was on view in public areas throughout the Quin.

Winter 2017

Our year-long photography series reached a high-octane conclusion in November with the debut of an exhibition from acclaimed photographer Bo Bridges titled, “Fear the Life Unlived.” Curated by DK Johnston, the exhibition displayed Bridges’ trademark passion for outdoor adventure and impactful moments. The exhibition also included a 13-screen video art wall display, highlighting Bridges’ work with leading celebrities, athletes and musicians. 

Photo by Bo Bridges of men kayaking next to a glacier
Red, yellow, and green painting called Light Waves

Winter 2017

The Light Waves exhibition highlights two diverse expressions of Malmberg’s work and features the color saturated Neon Landscapes series, in addition to the striking black and white presentation of oversized Manhattan Contact Sheets.

Neon Landscapes is a study in photographic abstract expression. Shot on expired medium format film and a Rolleiflex camera with a broken shutter in the American West, Malmberg uses the imperfections deliberately to evoke a wildly colorful atmosphere. Inspired by modern painters such as Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg, Malmberg utilizes a tangible photographic medium to capture subliminal emotion. Neon Landscapes, contemporary and bursting with electric color, marks a departure from Malmberg's acclaimed collodion process works while still fueling his passion for alternative processes.

View Interior Photo Tour

Autumn 2017

We were proud to present SENTRY, GUARDIANS, and ART FARE by Andy Freeberg—an American photographer celebrated for his distinctive portraits, which have been featured in Rolling Stone, Time, and Fortune. Long fascinated with gallery and museum culture, Andy Freeberg turns his camera on dealers, artists, and museum guards, exploring the interplay between the works of art, the environments in which the art is shown, and the people who engage with it.

Artwork - A young adult in green jacket and red baseball cap lying on a bed
A work of art featuring the Statue of Liberty

Late Summer 2017

The worlds of photography and global street art come together at the Quin, as the hotel features two separate exhibitions from renowned Danish photographer Søren Solkær. The first exhibition is devoted to Solkær’s portraits of street artists, captured along with their work, taken from his fine art photography book, SURFACE, first published in 2015. The exhibition is installed in the hotel’s triplex Penthouse Suite and in selected public areas of the hotel and is set to run from July 2017 through early 2018. In August 2017, a second exhibition, HEART BEAT CITY, from Søren Solkær debuted in the hotel’s lobby and drawing room. This exhibition included a collection of New York images especially commissioned for the Quin, as well as a selection of SURFACE images with a New York connection. Both exhibitions were curated by DK Johnston.

Group of raccoons in New York City

Summer 2017

We were proud to host the first New York solo exhibition featuring the work of photographer Hilary Swift, which debuted on June 22nd at The Quin.  The exhibition, titled “Time In-Between” was curated by DK Johnston and highlighted images that captured surprising portraits and intimate moments of life in New York. Swift is a frequent contributor to The New York Times national, political and metro desks.  It’s the fleeting moments “in-between” assignments that energize Swift’s artistic life, however, and these images were the focus of the exhibition.

Spring 2017

We were proud to welcome the inspiring Dutch photographer Anne Barlinckhoff for the launch of her solo exhibition Strength Africa co-curated by DK Johnston and Hyland Mather. Barlinckhoff displays both a remarkable eye for detail and the ability to build trust with her subjects, attributes that have already earned the young artist an avid following worldwide. The exhibition, on view in public spaces within the Quin during May 2017, highlighted large works selected from the artist’s recent travels through West Africa. Strength Africa focused on intimate portraits that have become a hallmark of her work.


Photograph of 3 African women standing cheek to cheek

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