Recent interests in Linda Quinlan’s practice lend themselves to formation. She considers what we move through on the way towards the center of something, be it an action, form or utterance. Her work touches on the pleasure gleaned in the meeting of elements, allowing them to become molten, soften and stretch out, reaching for meaning and recognition and embracing new substances that emerge. Quinlan is Irish and studying at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Recent exhibitions include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, AutoItalia, London, CareOf Gallery, Milan and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. In 2006 she was awarded the Allied Irish Bank Prize.