About The ArtistA native of Cambria, Quinn Peck holds an undergraduate degree in Visual Art (emphasis in photography) from University of California, Santa Cruz, a Masters in Photography from the Academy of Art University, and a MA in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently working on his certification in Permaculture Design at Merritt College.
About The ArtworkQuinn Peck’s photo-based work is a continually evolving conversation on self and identity, involving representations of subconscious impulses, desires, and expressions. This work comes from a series titled: Liminality: Self-reflection from the space in-between. It was created in 2009, some three years before Peck began to transition from female to male. In retrospect this series is his reckoning with being assigned female at birth and being rigidly socialized as feminine, though Peck himself states that he could not have told you that in 2009. Peck was raised in an environment where everything around him supported and enforced a strict binary idea of gender, which had a tremendous impact on his development. In these images Peck plays and interacts with different selves, enacting characters he never fully identified with through self-portraiture. For Peck this work conjures themes of vulnerability, the feminine, transitory states, dreams, death and rebirth. The figure in the images is often blurred in motion, sometimes sharp at rest. This variation in the solidity of Peck’s physical form references a transitional state, and describes the alternately slippery and then seemingly fixed nature of identity. Quinn Peck’s photographs reflect the tumultuous mixture of emotions that seem closer to the surface in such moments of restlessness. When Peck photographs himself in a space, he thinks and moves intuitively according to the emotions brought up in response to that place, in that current moment, knowing that it will never be replicated.
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