LOS ANGELES – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP – the world’s leading business litigation firm – launched an Artist-in-Residence program today to support and give a platform to emerging and mid-career artists in the greater Los Angeles area to develop their work and engage with a new community. This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across Greater Los Angeles.
Quinn Emanuel, a firm that avidly supports the arts, exhibits founding partner John B. Quinn’s extensive art collection at its Los Angeles office. The collection ranges from antiquities and vintage photography to modern and contemporary works. Quinn’s collection contains notable pieces across all media by artists such as Gerhard Richter, Damien Hirst, Lia Halloran, Aaron Fowler, Moffat Takadiwa, Victoria Sambunaris, Woody De Othello, Andy Woll – and even by Quinn himself.
“The world is changing faster than ever before and who better than artists to give us insights into what those changes are and what they portend?” said Quinn. “I think it was Ezra Pound who said that artists are the antennae of the human race. We have the extra space, and we are very excited to use that space to learn what contemporary artists are telling us now.”
For three months, the artist-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate. At the end of the residency an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist. The artists will receive a grant of $15,000 each and an allowance of up to $1,500 for materials and supplies related to the work. The studio space is located on the 10th floor, corner office, with a view of the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Over the course of a year, three artists will be selected to occupy the studio, each with a three-month residency and a subsequent exhibition in a location deemed appropriate for the work decided on between the artist and curator. A call for submissions for the next Artist-in-Residence will be announced in the fall.
Quinn Emanuel boasts the world’s pre-eminent art litigation practice and has been involved in the most high-profile and significant art litigation matters in recent memory, including representing major art foundations and leading museums, auction houses, galleries, collectors, and artists. Understanding the power of art, artistic expression and thought, the firm seeks to partner with and support local artists in creating new work, including new work that will become part of the permanent collection, as well as host an exhibition at the end of the residency.
The selection committee will seek proposals from artists who show a distinct new voice and perspective. While the residency is focused on artists who are emerging or mid-career, the artist will have a clear mastery of their media of choice. The selection committee is interested in giving opportunities and a platform to underrepresented artists.
The full requirements and residency details along with selection criteria are available at https://www.quinnemanuel.com/artist-in-residence-program/.
Applications should be submitted by July 13, 2021, and the committee will announce the selection by early August.