Biography – Simonette Quamina

Simonette Quamina

SQ-6Simonette Quamina was born in Ontario, Canada and raised in both South America and the Caribbean. She received a Harriet Sheridan Collegiate teaching certificate from Brown University, Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York and Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to completing her MFA she dedicated her time to advancing her knowledge within the fine arts by studying under the master printmaker Paul Mullowney in Makawao, Hawaii, working at Pace Prints Editions, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Simonette served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, The Rhode Island School of Design, as well as Brown University.

Her diverse upbringing is constantly woven into the narrative of her prints, collages, and large-scale drawings. They have been exhibited nationally and are part of the Rhode Island school of Design Special collections library, as well as numerous private collections. She was the recipient of the 2017 Salem Art Works fellowship, the 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Art Works Center residency and is a studio recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation of the Art Studio program in New York City.