Quinlan Maggio

Project Fellow
Email: qmaggio@gmail.com

Quinlan Maggio is an artist and tech worker based in Brooklyn, New York. Quinlan makes site-specific installations, videos, and objects informed by a constant ongoing practice of performance. Through these mediums Quinlan processes experiences of workplace alienation and solidarity and synthesizes those experiences into artistic works that explore questions of labor and the artist’s studio as a site of production. Through this process of reforming and reimagining our relationship to work, Quinlan creates spaces for collective conversations about work, labor, and technology through solo performance, immersive installations, and socially engaged projects. Quinlan is a recent MFA graduate of Hunter College and has exhibited at 205 Hudson Gallery, fort gondo compound for the arts, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Wages for Art(work) is an experimental art project that leverages the artist’s labor power to give creative time back to working people, one hour at a time. During the hours that Quinlan is working a job, participants in the project are invited to book an hour-long session to ‘co-work’ alongside the artist. Participants can use that hour to make art, write, sleep, take a walk, call a friend—anything that is creatively generative for them. Participants are then compensated for this time at the rate of 50% of the artist’s hourly wage. Photo documentation of each session is collected into the project’s archive on the Wages for Art(work) website. Quinlan is currently working on an expanded platform for the project where tech workers and other high earners can sponsor their own creative coworking sessions.