R. H. Quaytman (b. 1961, Boston, MA) was educated at Bard College. Her paintings, which are made on plywood panels, are organized into 'Chapters' and explore the nature and rippling effects of history through abstraction, taking as their starting-point the death of her great-grandfather and grandfather on their way back from the World's Fair in 1939.
Quaytman lives and works in New York.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel: 'Chapter 29'
Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York: 'Point de Gaze Chapter 23'
Kunstmuseum, Basel: 'Spine; Chapter 20'
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco: ‘I Love – The Eyelid Clicks / I See / Cold Poetry, Chapter 18’
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston: ‘Exhibition Guide, Chapter 15’
R.H. Quaytman, Spine, Sternberg Press, Berlin 2011.
R.H. Quaytman, Allegorical Decoys, Ghent 2008.
William S. Smith, “R.H. Quaytman,” Art in America, 9th January 2015.
Paul Galvez, “Tabula Rasa: Paul Galvez on the Art of R.H. Quaytman,” ArtForum, September 2011.
Laura McLean-Ferris, “54th Venice Biennale: Tapping the light fantastic,” The Independent, 7th June 2011.
Martha Schwendener, “Idiosyncratic Imagery,” The New York Times, 19th December 2011.
Steel Stillman, “In the Studio: R.H. Quaytman,” Art In America, June 2010.
Eleanor Heartney, “The Return of the Red Brick Alternative,” Art In America, January 1998.
Selected Public Collections
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Tate Modern, London.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.
Solomon R. Guggenhiem Museum, New York.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.