Loretta is a teacher of sculpture in the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts at RMIT University.
Loretta has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art University of Tasmania, Post Graduate Diploma Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne, Master of Fine Art Monash University Caulfield Victoria, Certificate 1V in Workplace Assessment and Training (RMIT Caulfield Victoria).
Loretta Quinn has also been employed as a lecturer and teacher in Sculpture at Victorian Universities since 1985. These include the Victorian College of the Arts, Phillip Institute of Technology, Monash University, Melbourne University and RMIT University.
Loretta Quinn has exhibited in over 80 group exhibitions and has held 17 Solo Exhibitions.
In 2007 she held a major Survey exhibition LORETTA QUINN A Decade of Sculpture at Stonington Museum of Art, Deakin University Malvern Victoria.
In 2011 Loretta Quinn held a major Survey Exhibition at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery titled Silentium.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards and funding grants. Quinn’s work is represented in collections nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia Canberra, Melbourne City Council, University of Tasmania, City of Port Phillip, Australian Bicentennial Authority. Her work has been reviewed, illustrated and published in leading newspapers and periodicals throughout Australia and overseas.
To date Loretta has five permanently placed public sculptures in prominent locations in Melbourne. The premier piece of work is a 6 meter bronze sculpture Beyond the Ocean of Existence, located at the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street Melbourne. Another popular public sculpture is a bronze sculpture titled Within Three Worlds located in Princes’ Park Carlton.