Sarah Quinton has been the Contemporary Curator at the Textile Museum of Canada since 1994, where she is now Senior Curator. At the Museum, her curatorial projects focus on studio art practices that explore contemporary and traditional handmade textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, design, painting, new media and site-specific installations within the context of the Museum’s extensive collection of historic and traditional textiles from around the world.
Sarah earned an M.F.A. at the Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA) in 1985, and a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1982. She has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, Sheridan College and York University, and has participated as a visiting lecturer and juror at universities, colleges, galleries, museums and non-profit arts organizations throughout Canada, the United States and Great Britain.
She has been a juror for international and national art exhibitions, national, provincial, regional and local arts councils and arts awards, including commissioned artworks for public spaces, and has sat on numerous arts- and culture-related volunteer boards and advisory committees.