Artists – Colleen Quigley
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Colleen Quigley

Colleen Quigley obtained her BFA in Sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A., and her MFA in Printmaking from Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), in Tokyo, Japan.  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 research and areas of interests include postmodern strategies of artmaking in relation to themes of originality, materiality, popular culture, and the transcultural flow of objects and memory. Colleen resides in Tucson, Arizona.


MFA in Printmaking, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music),  Tokyo, Japan

BFA in Sculpture, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A.


2020 Yun Gee Park Gallery, Transparent, Translucent, Reflective, Refractive, Tucson, AZ

2020 Mesa Contemporary Art Center 41st Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Mesa, AZ

2020 Tohono Chul Gallery, On the Desert: The Discovery and Invention of Color, Tucson, AZ

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, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2017  Bennetton Art Project, Imago Mundi, Salo, Italy

2017  Sikka Art Fair, Here, There and Everywhere, Dubai, UAE

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

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


2018 Trebuchet Art Magazine, May 4, 2018

2018   Gulf News, The Migration of Symbols, May 9, 2018

2015  Selections Art Journal, October 19, 2015, 


2015  Hand/Eye Magazine, November 11, 2015 

2015  Artforum

2015  The National Arts & Lifestyle

2015  Gulf News, September 2015

2014 Artitute, In conversation with Colleen Quigley for Curiouser & Curiouser at XVA Gallery, Feb. 2 gallery/

2014 Six Pillars to Persia, Curiouser & Curiouser Marvellous Miniatures, Feb. 6, 2014

2014   Buro 24/7, Curiouser & Curiouser, an eclectic mix of miniature art pieces, culture/arts/xva-gallery-curiouser-and-curiouser.html

2014 The Art Blog, The National, Sneak Peek: XVA’s Curiouser & Curiouser, Anna Seaman, http://

2013 Al Bayan, Desert Pop Exhibition,

2013 The National, Five things to do in the UAE today, Ellen Fortini, April 1, 2013

2013   The National, Sikka Art Fair is relaxed and creative, Anna Seaman, March 20,

2012 The National, It’s now easier than ever to collect regional art, Christopher Lord,  November 26, 2012

2009 The National, Summer of Culture, Gemma Champ, July 20, 2009

2009   The National, Art, beats and the Bard in the mix, June 14, 2009

2009   Brownbook, #14, March/April 09, pg 106

2008     The National, “Urban Building Block”s, Sarah Wolff, December 29\- Society Dubai, #54 December 2008, pg 18 

2008 Dubai Time Out , “In Situ”, December 11, 2008

2007 Dubai Time Out, “The Mighty Rtoosh”, Arsalan Mohammad, Vol. 7.

2006 Dubai Time Out, “Subjects”, March 2006