Installation view, R.H Quaytman, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 2009 and Chapter 12: iamb (checkered blue screen with edges), 2008, Oil, silkscreen, gesso on wood, 51 x 82.2 cm
R. H. Quaytman is a contemporary artist, best known for paintings on wood panels, using abstract and photographic elements in site-specific “Chapters”, now numbering twenty-five. Each Chapter is guided by architectural, historical and social characteristics of the original site. Since 2008, her work has been collected by a number of modern art museums.She is also an educator and author, and is based in New York City.
She received a BA from Bard College in 1983 and attended the Post-Graduate program in painting at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, Ireland in 2001 and later attended the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris to study with Daniel Buren and Pontus Hultén.
She is a Rome Prize recipient and attended the Institute des Haute Etudes in Paris. R.H. Quaytman incorporates optical abstractions, silkscreened photographs, diamond dust layers, and hand-painted trompe l’oeil elements into her works. In 2011, her painting was on the cover of Artforum magazine, with an essay by Paul Galvez describing her international triumvirate of installations in the past three years