Bridget Quinn is a writer, art history scholar, and educator. She’s worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has taught art history and architecture at Portland State University, the Chautauqua Institution, the San Francisco Waldorf High School, and other fine institutions.
NPR’s Susan Stamberg calls Broad Strokes, “a terrific essay collection” with “spunky attitudinal, SMART writing,” marking the second time “attitudinal” has been used about her work (first: Kirkus 1996). Broad Strokes was named a “Top 10 in Memoirs and Biographies” by Publishers Weekly for Spring 2017 and was an Amazon pick for Best Art & Photography Books 2017.
A grateful denizen of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, Bridget lives in the city with her husband, kids, dogs, and way too many bikes.
Raised on the high plains of Montana with six brothers, two sisters, a devout mother and a WWII Marine-turned-lawyer father, in a home surrounded by cows and nuclear missile silos, she’s lived since in Norway, New York, Oregon and California.
Bridget holds a B.A. in Art History (Highest Honors) from UC Santa Barbara, and an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She’s taught art history, history and writing for more than two decades; worked in museums and for galleries and private collections; worked at climbing gyms on both coasts, and was a researcher for the first several ESPN X Games, covering rock climbing, ice climbing, BMX freestyle and downhill mountain biking.