Joan Agajanian Quinn

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Joan Agajanian Quinn, with husband, attorney John J. Quinn, and twin daughters Jennifer & Amanda, has been a supporter of the arts for over 35 years; particularly Southern California Contemporary Art. A Los Angeles native, she is the creator, writer, producer and host of "The Joan Quinn Profiles", a series of over 400 complete shows. It is a 30 minute interview show with a 2 guest format relating to the ins and the outs of the art world and the many facets of show-business. The Cable TV show airs on a mini-syndicate from California to New York (1993-present).

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Guests of "The Joan Quinn Profiles"

have included: Javier Bardem, Frank Gehry, Vera Wang, Georgio Moroder, William H. Macy, Manola Blahnik, Paul Morrissey, Charlie Hayden, Savoir Faire, Paloma Picasso, Zandra Rhodes, Oscar De La Renta, Dennis Hopper, Nilo Cruz, Tippi Hedren, John Waters, Richard Tyler, Salome Jens, Henry Jaglom, Michael Vartan, Charlie Shanian, Lela Rochon, Holly Woodlawn, Bob Mackie, Paul Sorvino, Michael Goorgian, Michael York, Don Bachardy, Gay Ribisi, Ed Moses, Laddie John Dill, Brenda Vaccarro, Sally Kirkland, Joan Chen, John Epperson, John Phillip Law and Guy Pearce.

Joan Agajanian Quinn, with husband, attorney John J. Quinn, and twin daughters Jennifer & Amanda, has been a supporter of the arts for over 35 years; particularly Southern California Contemporary Art. A Los Angeles native, she is the creator, writer, producer and host of "The Joan Quinn Profiles", a series of over 400 complete shows. It is a 30 minute interview show with a 2 guest format relating to the ins and the outs of the art world and the many facets of show-business. The Cable TV show airs on a mini-syndicate from California to New York (1993-present). Guests of "The Joan Quinn Profiles" have included: Javier Bardem, Frank Gehry, Vera Wang, Georgio Moroder, William H. Macy, Manola Blahnik, Paul Morrissey, Charlie Hayden, Savoir Faire, Paloma Picasso, Zandra Rhodes, Oscar De La Renta, Dennis Hopper, Nilo Cruz, Tippi Hedren, John Waters, Richard Tyler, Salome Jens, Henry Jaglom, Michael Vartan, Charlie Shanian, Lela Rochon, Holly Woodlawn, Bob Mackie, Paul Sorvino, Michael Goorgian, Michael York, Don Bachardy, Gay Ribisi, Ed Moses, Laddie John Dill, Brenda Vaccarro, Sally Kirkland, Joan Chen, John Epperson, John Phillip Law and Guy Pearce.

Agajanian Quinn is a visionary who has inspired artists from all over the world. Some of the almost 200 artists who have painted, photographed or sculpted her are: Lucie Abdalian, Vaco Armeno, Greg Beylerian, Felix Eghiazarian, Dahlia Elsayed, Sophia Gasparian, Irina Gurgian, Ara Hovespyan, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Jean Kazandjian, Karine Matsakian, Samvel Saghatelian, Zaven Sarkissian, Stepan Veranian, Zareh, Hrastan Zeitlian, Chuck Arnoldi, Don Bachardy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Tony Berlant, Kristin Calabrese, Laddie John Dill, Antony Donaldson, Marie Lalanne Elfman, Ian Falconer, Claire Falkenstein, Duggie Fields, Elsa Flores, Joe Goode, James Hayward, George Herms, David Hockney, George Hurrell, Antonio Lopez, Magu, Ed Moses, Andrew Logan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Salvador Maron, Antonio Lopez, Helmut Newton, Mel Ramos, Zandra Rhodes, Matthew Rolston, Ed Ruscha, Salomé, Alexis Smith, Alice Springs (June Newton), Beatrice Wood, Tadanori Yokoo, Lloyd Ziff

She has been seen on various TV shows including appearances on: Fox News and KTLA (1989), CNN News (1993), E.R. Fox TV (2000), Hard Copy (1995-97), From Hollywood with Frank Swertlow (1997). Having written and edited (3) six minute art segments for the show Tributes (1990-91) she followed it with another TV show. She created, produced, wrote and hosted "Joan Quinn, etc..." from 1990-92.


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Trivia

Professional Organizations

California Arts Council (1983-1995)/ Beverly Hills Arts Commission (1986-1996)/ Beverly Hills Architectural Commission (1997-2001)/ California Film Commission (1998-2004)/American Film Institute (1991-96)/ The Los Angeles Film Teachers Association (1992-present)/ The Hollywood Women's Press Club (1992-present)/ The Alliance for Community Media (1992)/ International Food, Wine and Travel Writer's Association (1993-present)/ Women in Film (1993-present)/ American Women in Radio & Television (1993-present)/ Pen Center USA West (1993-present)/ Faculty- ISDL Institute for the Study of and Development of Legal Systems (1993-present)----Egypt (1993, 1998) Israel & Palestine (1994, 1995, 1996) Jordan (1998) Italy (1998, 2000) Pakistan (1998)/ Independent Feature Projects West (1994-97, 2001-2003)/ Art Table (1994)/ Women in Los Angeles & Washington D.C. (1997-present)/ Armenian Rug Society (1997-present)/ The Armenian International Women's Association International & Los Angeles Board/ AIWA NGO representative to the United Nations (1997-present)/ The Armenian Pavilion, International Art Biennale of Venice- Chairman 'Friends of the Armenian Pavilion (1997-2003)/ International Press Academy (1997-present)/ Professional Dancers Association (2002-present)/ Armenian Professional Society (2002-present)

Journalism

Beverly Hills People: Art Section (1979-81)/ Beverly Hills World: Art Section (1982-83)/ Arts & Architecture Magazine: Advisory Board (1981-83)/ Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine: West Coast Correspondent with emphasis on Art Interviews (1978-89)/ Stuff Magazine: Senior Editor (1979-87)/ Vogue-Paris: West Coast Writer, Stylist (1983-87)/ International Vue: Contributing Editor (1986-87)/ Main Magazine: Artspeak Editor (1986-87)/ Manipulator Magazine-Germany: Los Angeles Editor (1985-91)/ Contemporary Art Magazine-Italy: West Coast Editor-California Art (1986-89)/ In Style Magazine: West Coast Trend Column (1987-88)/ Detour Magazine: Founding West Coast Editor (1988-89)- Senior Editor (1990-94)/ Conde Naste Traveller: Founding West Coast Correspondent (1987-90)/ Los Angeles Herald Examiner: Society Editor (1988-90)/ Angeles Magazine: Contributing Editor (1987-90)/ Venice Magazine: Founding Arts Editor (1989-94), Contributing Editor (1990-93)/ L.A. Style Magazine: Special Projects Editor (1990-93)/ California Apparel News: Weekly Column (1991-92)/ Chatter Magazine: Founding Senior Editor (1994-96)/ Art Review Magazine: Founding West Coast Editor (1994 - present)/ West Hollywood Weekly: Columnist (1995-97)/ Inside Events: Contributing Writer (1996-2000)/ Art Talk: L.A. Correspondent (2000-present)/ Master Planner: Social Editor (1999 - present).

Art and Fashion Curator

Paul Jasmin (1979 Cirrus gallery, Los Angeles)/ Zandra Rhodes (1981 Otis Parsons Gallery, 1982 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1982 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1982 Parsons School of Design-New York, 1985 The Phoenix Museum of Art), Rene Bouche (1982 Otis Parsons Gallery-Los Angeles), Issey Miyaki (1983 The Mori Museum- Tokyo, Japan and The Contemporary Art Museum - Houston, Texas), Tandori Yokoo (1984 Otis Parsons School). Lender and Curator - Pictorial Rugs of Armenia (2002 The Pacific Design Center- Los Angeles), Dahlia Elsayed (2002), Silvina der Meguerditchium (2003),Gregory and Jude Beylerian (2004) - Armenain Library and Museum of America-Boston. Consultant - Leroy Neiman/Andy Warhol Show (1981).

Contributing writer and photographer

People Magazine (U.S. & Australia), House & Garden, Details, World Today, Vanity Fair, Miss Vogue (Germany), Madame (Germany), World Style Sportswear International, Passion (Paris), Alitallia Airline Magazine, Mude (Australia), Butus (Japan), Los Angeles Magazine, Art and Auction, International Lifestyle, Hong Kong Times, Company (London), LA Business Journal, California Courier, ALMA Newsletter, Armenian Observer, AIWA Newsletter.




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