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Colleen Quigley earned her BFA in Sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A., her MFA in Printmaking from Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), in Tokyo, Japan, and attended the New York Academy of Art, N.Y, NY, U.S.A. 

Quigley’s current work covers a broad range of media and includes painting, sculpture/installation, ceramics and encaustic. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United States, and the U.A.E. Her current research and areas of interests include post modern strategies of artmaking in relation to themes of originality, materiality,  popular culture, and the transcultural flow of objects and memory.    Colleen currently resides in Tucson, Arizona in the United States.


1999-2001 New York Academy of Art, Graduate Studies in Figurative          Painting, NY, NY, USA

1987-1989  Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo Japan, MFA

1986-1987  Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan, Recipient of a Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbusho) to research Japanese woodblock.

1979-1983  University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA, BFA Sculpture


2023 Mesa Art Museum, SRP Gallery, Upcoming solo exhibition
2022 Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, A Tribute to Clay, Tucson, AZ, USA
2021 XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE, Unmasked
2021 Yun Gee Park Gallery, Stage(s)(ing), Tucson, AZ, USA
2021 XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE, A Summer Solstice, Dubai, UAE
2020 Yun Gee Park Gallery, Transparent Translucent Reflective Refractive,              Tucson, AZ, USA
2020 Mesa Contemporary Art Museum 41st Annual Contemporary Crafts              Exhibition, Mesa, AZ, USA
2020 Tohono Chul Gallery, On the Desert: The Discovery and Invention of            Color, Tucson, AZ, USA
2019 Tohono Chul Gallery, 10 x 10, Tucson, AZ, USA
2019 Tohono Chul Gallery, Dia de Los Muertos, Tucson, AZ, USA
2019 Tohono Chul Gallery, Pollen Path, Tucson, AZ, USA
2018  XVA, Solo Exhibition, The Remarkable Resilience of Symbols, Dubai,            UAE
2018  Al Fonoun Gallery, A Place to be, A Place to See, A Place to Spend               the day, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2017  Bennetton Art Project, Imago Mundi, Salo, Italy
2017  Sikka Art Fair, Here, There and Everywhere, Dubai, UAE

2016  ShowCACE, Al Fonoun Gallery, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

2016  RCA Secret, Art Dubai and Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

2015  XVA Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Searching for Optical Wonder, Dubai,              UAE

2015  Zayed University Tower, Innovation Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

2015  Tashkeel, Sustaining Identity, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE

2015  Sikka Art Fair, Engaged Territories, Al Fahidi District, Dubai, UAE

2015  RCA Secret, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2014  ISEA 2014, Nomadic Doll Exhibition, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

2014  ISEA 2014, Tables of Curiosities, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

2014  Cuadro Gallery, The Earth Electric, ISEA 2014, Dubai, UAE

2014  XVA Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

2014  XVA Gallery, Curiouser and Curiouser, Dubai, UAE

2013  Al Fonoun Gallery, Zayed University, Desert Pop, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013  XVA Gallery, The Infusion of Impossible Things, Dubai, UAE

2012  FN Gallery, Crossing the Emirates, II, Dubai, UAE

2012  XVA, To the Moon, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2011  Jam Jar, Muqtanayati II - One Hundred Treasures, Dubai, UAE

2011  Jam Jar, INDEX 2011, Dubai, UAE

2011  Tashkeel, Made in Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE

2011  Zayed University Atrium - Crossing the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

2011  Tashkeel, As the Saying Goes, Dubai, UAE

2010  Jam Jar, Muqtanayati - One Hundred Treasures, Dubai, UAE

2010  XVA Summer Collection, Dubai, UAE

2010  Tashkeel, Portrait of a Generation, Dubai, UAE

2010  Bastakiya Art Fair, Nishan, Dubai, UAE

2010  Bastakiya Art Fair, Plush Doll curatorial project, Dubai, UAE

2009  XVA Summer Show, Dubai, UAE

2009  San Servolo Palazzina 11, Emerge - Ways of Worldmaking, Isola di    

          San Servolo, Venice, Italy

2009  Bastakiya Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2009  Tashkeel, Silent Conversations, Dubai, UAE

2008  Jam Jar, In Situ, Dubai, UAE

2008  XVA Creek Art Fair, In the Mix, Dubai, UAE

2008  Jam Jar, Creek Art Fair, Constructing the Constructor, Dubai, UAE

2007  More, Subjects II, Solo Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

2007  Art Attack, Minus-Reality, Dubai, UAE

2007  Meem Gallery, Rtoosh, Dubai, UAE

2006  More, Subjects, Solo Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

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