While living in Park City, Utah (1979-1983), she was instrumental in the establishment of the Utah Media Center and a major force behind the development of video in the U.S. Film & Video Festival (now the Sundance Festival). She continued her working relationship with the international arts community, while maintaining involvement with Utah theater and television.
After moving to upstate N.Y., she held adjunct faculty positions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Dept. of the Arts, teaching both Acting and Video Art,(1985-1990) and at SUNY Purchase Dept. of Visual Arts (1991-1993), as well as participated in many artist-in-residence/visiting artist programs in secondary schools in N.Y. and in universities nationally. Additionally, in 1988-1989, she was the Communications/Cultural Specialist at Hospitality House Therapeutic Community in Albany where she created innovative therapeutic programs for drug addicted youth. She continues to work as an advocate for children's rights.
A great deal of her art work has been highly involved with intermedia. A major retrospective of her video work and video/computer graphic paintings was held at VideoBrasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1989. Quinn's work displays deep personal social and spiritual concerns in work that combines free flowing, improvisational camera work with state-of-the art post production technology, computer manipulated imagery and computer graphics. These concerns are in the forefront of her continued work with Native American issues through her involvement with New York State Iroquois and other indigenous peoples.
The mother of two adult working actresses, Quinn once again resides in New York City and, since finishing her last video (a Tango shot in Argentina), in 1993, has returned her attention to developing her mainstream acting career.