High Artist Spotlight: Quinnan Piestrup

Quinnan Piestrup (Q-Pie)  was born in Wenatchee, Washington in 2000 and moved to Dunnellon, Florida in 2013. There she started her art career and obtained a Bachelors degree for studio art in December 2021. Currently residing in Savannah, Georgia, Q-Pie creates paintings of metaphorical yet familiar spaces to project the clutter of her mind. These spaces include the depictions of personal and symbolic objects as stand-ins for her inner dialog. Creating art gives her a sense of solidity in life that distracts from obsessing over the endless void of “what ifs” that are out of her control. By reflecting on past insecurities that leak into her present life, she creates portals that tap into her history of overthinking and invites viewers to do the same.


We recently asked Quinnan some questions about her inspirations:


Where do you find your creative inspiration?

Environments and spaces

Why do you do what you do?

To inspire others to look deeper.

What art/artist do you most identify with?

Surrealism- Such a fun escape.

What themes do you pursue the most?

Mental health, nature, and time

What role does an artist have in society?

I see artists as mirrors to society and the creators of the new.

What is your artistic outlook on life?

Life is meant to be fully experienced. The more you see, the more you can create.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Fear is blocking you from experiencing life. Let it go.

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.

Objects in the mirror by Mac Miller, Touch Tones 3 by AGST

What's the best thing about being an artist?

Feeling like you're one step closer and one step further from understanding.

What is your dream project?

Working with a team of cool artists on a mural


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