Following the presentation of her work at this year’s Venice Biennale, and ahead of her inclusion in the Biennale de Lyon, Christina Quarles will have her first major solo exhibition of new paintings with Hauser & Wirth in New York in September.
Many of the works on view were created during the artist’s 2022 residency at the gallery’s Somerset location and draw inspiration from the local culture and the surrounding landscape of the English countryside, expanding upon her instinctual approach to figuration and richly layered visual vocabulary.
About the artist ~ Christina Quarles (b. 1985) is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose practice works to dismantle and question assumptions and ingrained beliefs surrounding identity and the human figure. Born in Chicago and raised by her mother in Los Angeles, Quarles took art classes from an early age. She developed a solid foundation for a lifelong drawing practice through after-school programs and figure drawing classes at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Quarles education includes Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (2004-2007); MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2014-2016); Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan,, ME (2016). She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Christina Quarles: In 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm will be on view from September 8 through October 29, 2022 at Hauser & Wirth, 542 West 22nd Street, in Chelsea, NYC.