Born in Boston in 1961, she holds a BA in painting from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (1983), before attending the postgraduate program in painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (1984), and the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques, Paris (1989). Since 2001, Quaytman’s paintings have been in many ways governed by a strict set of rules. Works are organized into focused groups referred to as “chapters,” which are sequentially numbered and uniquely titled. The paintings are executed on plywood panels that conform to a consistent set of geometrically interrelated dimensions. Screenprinted photographic imagery appears in each chapter, as do abstract compositions. Despite these rigorously held consistencies, Quaytman’s work is not reducible to a systematically applied set of rules. Instead, the artist uses these parameters to explore an array of subjects, while maintaining an overarching, ongoing investigation of the factors that enable a painting to generate meaning, whether they be its content, its mode of production, or the context in which it is encountered.

R.H. Quaytman
Boston, 1961

Current Exhibitions

Luogo e Segni

Punta della Dogana

24 Mar — 15 Dec
The exhibition takes its title from a painting by Carol Rama included in the exhibition. The show brings together over one hundred works, by thirty artists, that establish a particular relationship with...

Past Exhibitions

R. H. Quaytman: + x, Chapter 34

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
12/10/2018 — 23/04/2019

Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
29/11/2018 — 31/03/2019

No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the RFC

The Rubell Family Collection
02/12/2015 — 28/05/2016

Solo Shows

“R. H. Quaytman: + x, Chapter 34,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York “An Evening, Chapter 32,” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

“An Evening, Chapter 32,” Secession, Vienna

“Morning: Chapter 30,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

“Haqaq, Chapter 29,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
“Haqaq, Chapter 29,” Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York
“Preis, Chapter 28,” with Michael Krebber, Wolfgang Hahn Prize Exhibition, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

“O Tópico, Chapter 27,” Gladstone Gallery, New York

“Passing Through The Opposite of What it Approaches, Chapter 25,” The Renaissance Society, Chicago
“Arrhythmia (A Tale of Many Squares),” with Martin Barré, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Group Shows

“Luogo e Segni,” The Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice
“Kleine Welt,” Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago, Chicago

“Class Reunion,” Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna “Defacement,” THE CLUB, Tokyo
“Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect,” Le Consortium, Dijon, France
“Mothers of Men,” House of Gaga, Mexico City

“Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
“Field Guide,” Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
“The End of Love, Whitechapel Gallery,” London
“Parthian Shot, Chapter 31/ Haqaq, Chapter 29,” documenta 14, Benaki Museum, Athens
“ISelf Collection: The End of Love,” Whitechapel Gallery, London
“Grounding Vision: Waclaw Szpakowski,” Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York “Group Exhibition,” James Fuentes, New York

“Schiff Ahoy – Contemporary Art from the Brandhorst Collection,” Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
“Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age,” mumok, Vienna
“Manifesta 11, The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction,” Zurich, Switzerland
“The Distance of a Day – New in Contemporary Art,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Visibility,” Campoli Presti, London
“Ballistic Poetry,” Hermès Foundation, Brussels
“Overburden,” Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

“Adventures of the Black Square,” Whitechapel Gallery, London
“The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“America is Hard to See,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Space Between,” The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
“Halftone,” Planthouse, New York
“Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
“Works on Paper,” Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
“Heike-Karin Föll – Caitlin Lonegan – R.H. Quaytman – Frances Scholz,” Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles
“No Man’s Land,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami
“Painting 2.0: Expression in The Information Age,” Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
“New Skin,” Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

“Ma-re Mount,” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“A History. Art, architecture, design from the 1980s until today,” Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960-2014,” University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Hypothesis for an Exhibition,” Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York
“Lines,” Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
“Loveless,” Green Naftali Gallery, New York
“Painters Painters,” Saatchi Gallery, London

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Boston Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1961 Lives in: New York, USA