Lin Felton aka Quik

QUIK /   Lin Felton

United States 1958

Street Art, Graffiti, Painting, Drawing

Lin Felton
United States
August 22, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

As one of the few New York graffiti artists who managed to conquer gallery and museum spaces during the 1980’s, Lin Felton aka QUIK developed recognizable satirical and arrogant comic imagery that he spreads far beyond the simple tagging, introducing both social and personal topics into his paintings. The racial inequalities present in the American society became the essence of his thematic interests, combined with the cynical juxtapositions of popular cartoon characters, pin-up girls, and graffiti lettering. Becoming celebrated after the famous Beyond Words show held in 1981 at the Mudd Club, where he exhibited alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring among the others, QUIK’s work found his place in more than 150 exhibitions over the past thirty years.

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QUIK – Avant-Garde, 2015

From Graffiti Art to Museum Spaces

Born in 1958 in Queens, New York, Felton belongs to the second generation of street artists, which appeared in New York in 1971-1972 and that spawned some the most famous graffiti names. At the age of ten, he has already signed his name on metro trains, tagging the “Star 10”, as he called himself at first. Two years later, he shifted to QUIK pseudonym, by which he became recognizable internationally. In the early 1980’s he attended the PRATT Institute and Parson’s School of Design, when he was discovered by a renowned Dutch art dealer. Instead of building attempting career of the financial accountant with the computer giant IBM, he decided to follow his artistic strivings and accept Holland’s support finding Europe more open for the racial and social equality that was the often processed subject in his works. His work involves the viewer into the raw and direct universe that represents the expression of revolts and injustice to the African American minority.

QUIK’s name is among the greatest American graffiti artists

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QUIK – Felix Dreaming, 2016

QUIK as Internationally Recognized Artist

Even today, over thirty years after its debut, the intensity with which Lin Felton works is impressive. Although his works can be seen in numerous galleries and museums in the United States, Japan, Europe, and Hong Kong, his real passion remained outside, on the walls and trains because of which he was in prison for several times. QUIK’s work is a part of the permanent collection at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of the City of New York, the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands and several other distinguished collections both private and public. His clients have included the US Embassy in France, UNESCO, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, famous brands such as Sony, Nike, Dickies, MTV, KIDROBOT, and countless others.

The artist is represented by Galerie Brugier-Rigail and Green Flowers Art.

Featured image: QUIK – Artist’s portrait
All images courtesy of Green Flowers Art Gallery.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2018QuikGalerie Francois Noel, Liege, BelgiumSolo
2018QuikGallery GREENFLOWERS, Paris, FranceSolo
2018URBAN ART Fair, Paris with Galerie VROOM & VAROSSIEAU from AmsterdamParis, FranceGroup
2018Laussane Art, ART FairLaussane, SwitzerlandGroup
2018Art FairToulouse, FranceGroup
2018Art FairBrussels, BelgiumGroup
2018URBAN ART Fair, Paris with Galerie VROOM & VAROSSIEAU from AmsterdamParis, FranceGroup
2017QuikGalerie SALTIEL, Aix-en-Provence, FranceSolo
2017ST'ART Art Fair, with Galerie SALTIELStrasbourg, FranceGroup
20178eme ART FAIRParis, FranceGroup
2017URBAN ART FAIR, NYC with Gallery GREENFLOWERSNew YorkGroup
2017ART UP Art Fair, with Galerie SALTIEL & Gallery GREENFLOWERSLille, FranceGroup
2016QuikGallery GREENFLOWERS, Boulonge-Billancourt, FranceSolo
2016QuikGallery ARTKANOID, ParisSolo
2016URBAN ART FAIR, Paris with Gallery GREENFLOWERSParis, FranceGroup
20168eme ART FAIRParis, FranceGroup
2016UnknownGallery SALTIEL, Aix-en-Provence, FranceGroup
2016Street Art - A Global ViewCAFA Art Museum, BeijingGroup
2015Summer ExhibitionEastmen Gallery, HasseltGroup
2014Quik and CompanyGreen Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-BillancourtGroup
2014Quik & Rcf1Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-BillancourtGroup
2013 Le Chat Galerie Gil Bastide, Orleans, France Group
2013 Street Art Galerie Bertheas, St. Etienne, France Group
2013 Pradinas, Le Chat and QUIK Galerie Roy Sfeir, Paris, France Group
2013 Le Chat and QUIK Galerie Kahn, Île de Ré, France Group
2013 QUIK & Le Chat Galerie Roy Sfeir, Paris, France Group
2013 Unknown CNIT Art Fair, Galerie Bertheas, Paris, France Group
2013 Who Do You Love GREEN FLOWERS Art Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Solo
2013 Unknown Strasbourg Art Fair, Galerie Kahn, France Group
2013 Unknown Brugier & Rigail, Paris, France Group
2013 Unknown Strasbourg Art Fair, Greenflowers Gallery, Franc Group
2012 Unknown Gallery Grizot Cosmic Space, Paris France Group
2012 Unknown Gallery 69, New York City Group
2012 W{H}OMAN Galerie Helenbeck, Nice, France Solo
2012 Rolling Thunder Spencer Gallery, New York City Group
2011 Artistes In Transition Sochaux Museum, France Group
2011 Unknown Rudolph Scharpff Collectie, Stuttgart Kunstmuseum, Germany Group
2011 Martha Cooper Revisited Carmichael Gallery, Culver City, California Group
2011 40 Ans, Pressionism Collection Alain-Dominique Gallizia, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco Group
2011 I Miss You Krabbendans, Eindhoven, Netherlands Group
2011 Quik Unruly Gallery, Amsterdam Solo
2011 Quik Greenflowers Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Solo
2011 Dirty Pilot Wayland, Massachusetts Solo
2011 Unknown Gallery Artemesia, Monaco Group
2011 Quik Grabner Haus, Fürstenfeld Austria Solo
2010 I love America Studio 55 & Pierre Cardin Galerie, Paris, France Group
2010 TAG et Graffiti Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France Group
2010 Whole In The Wall SWATCH Museum, Geneva Group
2010 Raw Drawings II Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Solo
2010 Future Development Loft Gallery, New York City, USA Group
2010 Dirty Pilot Wayland, Massachusetts Solo
2010 TAG en Direct Bache Museale, Paris, France Group
2009 Whole in the Wall - New York Sessions Galerie Helenbeck, New York City Group
2009 Quik AAA Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands Solo
2009 Il Est Interdit d’Interdire Galerie Helenbeck, Nice, France Group
2009 Le TAG au Grand Palais Alain-Dominique Gallizia Collection, Grand Palais, Paris Group
2009 Né dans la Rue Foundation Cartier, Paris, France Group
2009 d’RAW - SCHUNK Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands Group
2009 From Style Writing to Art Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France Group
2009 Les papes du Street Art Galerie Matignon Leadouze, Paris, France Group
2008 vanstoftotasse 7th edition, Asse, Belgium Group
2008 Aerosol Symphonies GO Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands Group
2008 Avenir Finance Paris, France Solo
2008 The Hustle POWERHOUSE ARENA, New York City Group
2008 Kunstour @ Timmerfabriek Maastricht, Netherlands Group
2008 Wintersalon Galerie Arte Ventuno, Brussels Group
2008 SEEN Stolen Space Gallery, London Group
2008 Blues Paintings Galerie Arte Ventuno, Brussels Solo
2008 Street Art Art Curial, Paris Group
2008 Unknown Collection Henk Pijnenburg, Christies, Amsterdam Group
2008 Bandes Dessinees Art Curial, Paris Group
2008 Whole in the Wall QUIK, SHARP, JON, CRASH & BLADE, Galleries Helenbeck & Gismondi, Paris & Nice, France Group
2008 QUIKSAND Kunstencentrum SIGNE, Heerlen, Netherlands Group
2007 Unknown Marta-Hereford Museum, Hereford, Germany Group
2007 L'Art Modeste Sous Les Bombes Speerstra Collection, Musée Paul Valéry, Séte & Abbaye d'Auberive, France Group
2007 Unknown CLVII Gallery Showroom, Paris Group
2007 Arte Ventuno, Hasselt Brussels, Belgium Group
2007 Unknown Studio Gallizia, ADG Collection, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Group
2007 Masquerade or a tribute to women Wim Reiff Galerie, Maastricht, Netherlands Group
2007 Urban Dreamers Galerie Artcour, Paris VIII, France Solo
2007 Urban Dreamers Galerie de Béjarry, Paris IX, France Solo
2007 Quik UGalerie Onega, Paris, France Solo
2007 UCasino de Paris Paris, France Solo
2007 URaw drawings Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-Bilancourt, France Solo
2006 NO Sleep Till Brooklyn PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY Group
2006 Service Compris Groningen, Netherlands Solo
2006 QUIKworld NP3, Groningen, Netherlands Solo
2006 Unknown Studio Gallizia, Paris Group
2006 Burners Willem Speerstra Galerie, ParisGroup
2006 KIDROBOT Paint Ball, New York City Group
2005 F@*K 2005 Galerie HOME, Amsterdam Group
2005 Quik Gallery Willy Schoots, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Solo
2005 Frozen Fire Museum Tongerloohuys, Rosendaal, Netherlands Group
2005 Unknown Kunst Rai, Galerie Willy Schoots, Amsterdam Group
2005 Unknown FIAC, Galerie Hans Mayer, Paris Group
2005 Unknown ART COLOGNE, Galerie Willy Schoots, Cologne, Germany Group
2004 Domein 23 Deurne, Netherlands Solo
2004 The DUNNY Show Kidrobot, New York City Group
2004 Quik Private Domain Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, The NetherlandsSolo
2003 QUIK, SEEN, CES Upper Playground Gallery, San Francisco Group
2003 Unknown Marco Art Gallery, New York City Group
2003 Unknown Max Fish, New York City Group
2003 Quik Galerie Kultur Koln, Cologne, Germany Solo
2003 Battle of Titans New York Urban Experience Gallery, New York City Group
2003 The Writing on the Wall Sotheby's Amsterdam, The Netherlands Group
2003 New York Urban Experience, Urbane , New York City Group
2003 QUIK, SEEN, CES Soma Gallery, New York City Group
2003 QUIK, SEEN, CES Mc Caig-Welles Gallery, New York Group
2003 Battle of Titans Mc Caig-Welles Gallery, New York City Group
2002 It's Official New York Urban Experience Gallery, New York City Group
2002 Black Rock Coalition New York Urban Experience Gallery, New York City Group
2001 B's International, Ricky Powell Photographs Tokyo, Japan Group
2001 Renaissance 2001 New York Urban Experience Gallery, New York City Group
2001 Ricky Powell Painted Photographs, Funky Dope Maneuvers Upper Playground Gallery, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Group
2001 Ricky Powell Painted Photographs Prosper Gallery, NYC Group
2000 Graffiti Guernsey's Auction House, New York City Group
2000 Unkown Gallerie Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, The NetherLands Group
2000 Grand Theatre 20th Anniversary Groningen, The Netherlands Group
2000 Hip Hop Nation Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City Group
2000 Unknown Robinson's Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Group
2000 Rules of Confinement Locus Media Gallery, New York City Group
2000 Quik, Shoe & Angel De Kring, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Group
1999 Unknown Gallery Robinsons, Gent Art Fair, Gent, Belgium Group
1999 Quik Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Solo
1999 Quik Gallery MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Solo
1999 Unknown Galerie Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, Netherlands Group
1999 NY Century The Museum of the City of New York, New York City Group
1998 New York Graffiti Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany Group
1998 Graffiti – The Writing on the Wall Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark Group
1998 The Arrow Stockholm, Sweden Group
1998 Quik & Co Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands Solo
1997 Urban Aspects Zürich, Switzerland Group
1997 Unknown Kunstpark Ost Forum, Munich, Germany Group
1997 Unknown Gallery Montana, Copenhagen, Danmark Group
1997 Transfer to a New World Academical Hospital Radbout, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Group
1996 MTV Welcome Home Melkweg, Amsterdam, The NetherLands Group
1996 Unknown AC-BAW Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, New York Group
1996 Quik & Koor Gallery P-Art 96, Darmstadt, Germany Group
1996 Sub Cult 96 Copenhagen, Danmark Group
1996 The Venom of the Muse Stedelijk Museum Roermond, The Netherlands Group
1996 Unknown Groninger Museum collection, Groningen, The Netherlands Group
1995 Beeldende van de Kunst Groninger Museum, The Netherlands Group
1995 Art of the 80's & 90's Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands Group
1994 Quik & Lady Pink Stads Gallery Librije, Zwolle, The Netherlands Group
1994 Bank of Reality Gallery De La Tour, Basel, Switzerland Group
1994 Terra Incognita Gallery II Ventuno, Hasselt, Belgium Group
1994 Quik Grand Theatre, Groningen, The Netherlands Solo
1994 The Big Awakening Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Group
1993 Quik & Lady Pink Stadts Galerie, Zwolle, The Netherlands Group
1993 Quik Gallery II Ventuno, Hasselt, Belgium Solo
1993 Quik Stadtischen Galerie, Wurzburg, Germany Solo
1993 Quik, Seen & Blade G.C. Arts, Antwerp, Belgium Group
1993 Chez Nous Galerie II Ventuno, Hasselt, Belgium Group
1993 One Size, Many Views Dommelhof, eerpelt, Belgium Group
1992 Quik & Blade Helmond Museum, The Netherlands. Group
1992 Quik Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Deutschland Solo
1992 Coming from the Subway Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands Group
1992 Unknown Colleen Greco Gallery, Uffern, New York Group
1992 Unknown Gallery Atlantis, Documenta IX, Kassei, Germany Group
1991 Post-Graffiti-Fine Art Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC, U.S.A. Group
1991 Graffiti Art Musée National des Monuments Francais, Paris, France Group
1991 Real Art Ways, Hip Hop Nation Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. Group
1991 Quik Private Domain Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, The Netherlands Solo
1990 Hans Jurgen Muller Atlantis, Stuttgart, Germany Group
1990 Quik Suzan Cooper Gallery, Woodstock, New York Solo
1990 Unknown Wetherholt Gallery, Washington DC, USA Group
1989 Graffiti Between Anarchy and Gallery Helmond Museum, Helmond, The Netherlands,Group
1989 Graffiti Between Anarchy and Gallery Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany,Group
1989 Graffiti Between Anarchy and Gallery Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany,Group
1989 New York Graffiti Stadtischen Gallery, Goppingen, Germany. Group
1989 Unknown Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands Group
1988 Quik De Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands Solo
1988 Unknown Museum Helmond, Stedelijk Kunstcollectie, Helmond, The Netherlands Group
1988 Quik, Seen & Blade Galerie Christ Delaet, Antwerp, Belgium Group
1987 New York Graffiti Wilhelm Hack - Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany Group
1987 Unknown Zack Schuster Gallery, Boca Rotan, Florida, USA Group
1986 Fashion Mode Denise René-Hans Mayer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany Group
1986 New York Graffiti Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany Group
1986 Unknown Pelhalm Art Center, Pelhalm, New York Group
1986 Unknown Gallery International 52, New York City Group
1986 Urban Aspects Tweed Gallery, New York City Group
1985 New York Graffiti Museum Helmond, Helmond, The Netherlands Group
1985 Quik, Seen & Blade Sigmund Wenger Gallery, La Jolla, California, USA Group
1984 Graffiti Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA Group
1984 New York Graffiti Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark Group
1984 Drawings and sculptures from the collection Adri, Martin and Geertjan Visser Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands Group
1984 Unknown Zurich Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland Group
1984 The Becht collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Group
1984 Unknown Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, USA Group
1984 Unknown Gallery Het Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Group
1984 Quik Galerie Yaki Kornblit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Solo
1984 Classical American Graffiti Writers and High Graffiti Artists Thomas Gallery, Munich, Germany Group
1984 Graffiti Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands Group
1984 Stellweg Seguy Gallery, New York City Solo
1984 Unknown Yaki Kornblit Gallery, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany Group
1984 Unknown 121 Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium. Group
1984 Graffiti Artists Stellweg - Seguy Gallery, New York CityGroup
1983 Unknown Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands Group
1983 Graffiti Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Group
1983 Quik Gallery Yaki Kornblit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Solo
1983 Quik Gallery Art in Progress, Düsseldorf, Germany Solo
1981 New York-New Wave P.S. 1, New York City Group
1981 Peppermint Lounge New York City Group
1981 Unknown Fun Gallery, New York City. Group
1981 Beyond Words Mudd Club , New York CityGroup