“The Art of The Sea” Exhibit Opens at the Quin Hotel Capturing Power and Poise of Water

An ethereal exhibit of photography, video, collage works, and silk prints by seven local and international artists will be on display around the clock in the heart of New York City at the Quin Hotel for the Fall exhibit at Quin Arts.

The Art of The Sea, co-curated by Nicole Ianniello and Quin Arts curator D.K. Johnston, dives into the theme of water and its movement. The exhibit in the lobby of the Quin Hotel, open to the public 24 hours a day, runs until November 8, 2018.

In The Art of The Sea, featured artists Dan Balilty, Michael Dweck, Michael DiDonna, Delphine Diallo, Adam Guy, Anne Menke, and Ruvan Wijesooriya all explore water as their central element and evoke the ebbs, flows, and often raw power of water through their works.

With a collection of works representing a range of mediums, including a 13-screen video installation by Dan Balilty, the curators hold a balance in the exhibit akin to the necessary equilibrium of water both in the body and in natural environments.

“Water and the ocean are so healing for me,” said co-curator Nicole Ianniello. “I chose to curate an exhibit exploring this theme to bring those revitalizing qualities to life through visual art.”

Ianniello added: “Each photographer’s work in this exhibition speaks to me through the way they capture and display the calmness and uniqueness of water and the ocean.”

The curators have also partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to raise awareness through the exhibit about the impacts of global warming on the world’s oceans, including rising sea levels and an urgent need for coastal communities to adapt to a changing climate.

The exhibit is easily accessible in the heart of Manhattan at the Quin Hotel, surrounded by some of the oldest galleries in New York City.



Adam Guy

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 1.31.17 PM

“The Eddie” Opening Ceremony 2016


Dan Balilty

Out In The Open

“Out in the Open”, 2012


Michael Didonna

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 1.44.29 PM

“Lost in Love”, 2018


Delphine Diallo

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 1.35.52 PM

“The Tiger & The Water”, Thailand 2014


Michael Dweck


“Wave After the Storm”, Montauk 2009


Ruvan Wijesooriya

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 1.45.56 PM

“Submerged Strawberry”


Anne Menke


“Swimmers”, 2014


*Go see the exhibit at The Quin Hotel (lobby) at 101 West 57th Street @ Sixth Avenue, NY