Visual Artist, Rosa Quintana Lillo, was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1977, after fleeing two military dictatorships, she and her family arrived in Toronto, Canada. She is a painter and sculptor working on private and public commissions in Agassiz and Vancouver studios. She attended the Toronto Art Centre where she received a solid technical foundation in the fine arts. Her current paintings deal with content out of context, extinct birds, graffiti, art history and surface texture experimentation.
Since 1989, she has worked for many Contemporary West Coast artists. Her primary work for these artists was the production of carvings, rubber moulds and castings in various materials. She has worked for the Vancouver Art Gallery as a painter on the Michael Lin Mural Project, Public Art Commissions, the Vancouver Film Industry as a sculptor and Props maker and as a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University and The Art Institute of Vancouver. Her works are in collections in the UK, US, Canada and Mexico.
– GWAII HAANAS – “This Precious Stone, This Silver Sea” – Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
Selected Group Shows
– SHEILA: Women, Art, and Production, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
– Divergent Convergence – Group exhibition, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
– SHE – Group exhibition, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC