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Artists Tony De Los Reyes and Francisco Palomares selected for the second edition Of Quinn Emanuel’s artist-in-residence program

Photo of Tony de los Reyes by Aurora de los Reyes
Photo of Francisco Palomares

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 15, 2022 – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP – the world’s leading business litigation firm – has announced the recipients of their next artist-in-residence program, established to create opportunity for and bring visibility to emerging and mid-career artists in the greater Los Angeles area: Tony de los Reyes and Francisco Palomares. The firm’s offices, located in downtown Los Angeles, will now serve as the artists’ studios for their 4-month residency. In addition to the studio spaces, grants and material stipends are extended to both artists to further support their time in residence.

“At first thought, traditional visual arts like painting, may seem to have nothing in common with litigation and dispute resolution. Litigation, however, is a creative exercise. Litigators have to decide what the story of a dispute is, who the core storytellers are, and how to build the case around that story,” said leader John B. Quinn. “In litigation, as in anything else, there is always a risk of falling into a rut, even if you’ve been successful. The challenge is always to figure out how to do it new and differently. I look forward to receiving inspiration from these two artists—artists who literally start with a blank canvas—and learning how they work to achieve their visions and execute their ideas.”

The program commenced on February 14 and will culminate in a two-person exhibition mid-June. . Curator Alexis Hyde will facilitate studio visits and other artistic and exhibition-related support.

About the Artists:

Tony de los Reyes (Los Angeles, CA.), work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in such permanent collections as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the New York Public Library. Recent gallery and museum exhibitions include On the Move: A Century of Crossing Borders, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Fifth Bienal Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Biennial at the El Paso Museum of Art, and Walls: Defend, Divide and the Divine at the Annenberg Space for Photography. He is a recipient of the City of Los Angeles (COLA) grant and California Community Foundation Fellowship. Reviews and articles include Artforum, Art in America, X-TRA, Modern Painters, and the Los Angeles Times. He received an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Francisco Palomares Los Angeles CA) has used art to overcome the socioeconomic obstacles of his East LA neighborhood since his youth. He converted these disadvantages into opportunities in which he saw each street as visual narratives emanating the challenges and beauty of an ever-changing environment. As a young artist, he studied the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Francisco’s practice would allow him to train at Ryman Arts and earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He later flew to Florence, Italy and Guangzhou, China to study art. After his travels, he relocated his studio PalomaresBLVD, to his neighborhood of Boyle Heights. In this space, Palomares paints the clashing streets and diverse BLVD’s of the city’s urban landscape. PalomaresBLVD invites the viewer to take a walk in the shoes of the artist to understand—through the complex images documented in his paintings—what it truly means to work, live, and play in the City of LA.

 

Quinn Emanuel announces artists Edgar Ramirez and Molly Segal for our inaugural artist-in-residence program launched on August 30, 2021.

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 31, 2021 – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP – the world’s leading business litigation firm – has today announced that its inaugural artist-in-residence program, established to create opportunity for and bring visibility to emerging and mid-career artists in the greater Los Angeles area, will host not one but two painters in its first run: Edgar Ramirez and Molly Segal. The firm—whose offices overlooking the Staples center in Downtown Los Angeles will now serve as artists studios—has thus doubled its financial commitment to the program, extending grants and stipends to two artists in support of their 3-month residency.

Photo of Edgar Ramirez by Charlie Engelman
Photo of Molly Segal by Trần Việt Văn

“At first thought, traditional visual arts like painting, may seem to have nothing in common with litigation and dispute resolution. Litigation, however, is a creative exercise. Litigators have to decide what the story of a dispute is, who the core storytellers are, and how to build the case around that story,” said leader John B. Quinn. “In litigation, as in anything else, there is always a risk of falling into a rut, even if you’ve been successful. The challenge is always to figure out how to do it new and differently. I look forward to receiving inspiration from these two artists—artists who literally start with a blank canvas—and learning how they work to achieve their visions and execute their ideas.”

The program commences on August 30 and will culminate in a two-person exhibition after the four-month residency. Curator Alexis Hyde will facilitate studio visits and other artistic and exhibition-related support.

Edgar Ramirez (b. 1989. Los Angeles, CA.), a native Angeleno, is a painter who works primarily with themes related to commerce, commodity, labor, geographical territory, and identity. Ramirez holds a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (2018) and an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA (2020). He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Molly Segal (b. in Oakland, CA) She received an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in 2013. Her paintings have appeared at galleries and institutions across the country including Charlie James Gallery, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Northeastern University, and Zevitas Marcus. She presented a solo exhibition at Luna Anaïs Gallery in Los Angeles in 2021. Segal’s work and writing have been featured in publications such as Whitehot Magazine, Artillery, Venison Quarterly, Beautiful Decay, and Lapham’s Quarterly. Segal has taught painting and drawing at CSU Long Beach, Tufts University, SMFA, Golden West College. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

The Installation

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