Quint Gallery was founded by gallery owner, Mark Quint in 1981. Quint Gallery has presented over 250 exhibitions during the gallery’s 40 years of business. The gallery has built and inhabited 13 gallery spaces in San Diego, California including locations in BayHo, Mission Hills, Miramar, Downtown and La Jolla, always with a reputation of exhibiting world-class contemporary artwork. In 1990, Quint began a residency program with San Diego collector Michael Krichman, creating Quint-Krichman Projects, which sponsored visual artists from around the globe to visit, work and exhibit in multiple studio spaces; the program closed in 1993. This collaboration was instrumental in the creation of inSite, San Diego and Tijuana’s international art biennial. In 2016 the gallery relocated to an industrial building at 5171 Santa Fe Street located in the BayHo neighborhood of San Diego.
The gallery exhibits contemporary art by emerging, mid-career, and established artists. The exciting exhibition schedule has kept Quint Gallery on the cutting edge of contemporary art in Southern California, bringing artists from all over the world to San Diego. In recent exhibitions, Quint Gallery has covered the newest works by seminal California Light & Space artists, the poetic and nationalistic artworks of artists from Iceland, and emerging young artists on the national art scene. Past exhibitions by well-known artists Mel Bochner, Julian Opie, Roman Opalka, Sol LeWitt, Liza Lou, Robert Irwin, Ryan McGinness, and many more have raised the bar for contemporary art exhibited in San Diego.