Nicholas Quiring's research is focused on building a rapport between the two-dimensional canvas and architectural space. After working in archaeology in Turkey and architecture at Leroy Street Studio in New York, he opened 515 Studio, a collaborative forum to develop design ideas with other artists and architects. Quiring has taught at the University of Michigan, College for Creative Studies, Washtenaw Community College, Ecole des Beaux Arts (Fontainebleau), Universidad de San Marcos (Lima), and has worked with the Smithsonian Institute, New York University, and Oxford University. He received his M.Arch and B.F.A. from University of Michigan.