Christina Quarles

Christina Quarles (b. 1985) is an abstract and gestural artist currently working in Los Angeles, USA. She describes how her practice renders the human figure ambiguous and polymorphous, seeking “to dismantle assumptions of our fixed subjectivity through images that challenge the viewer to contend with the disorganized body in a state of excess.” Quarles’ introspective painting practice draws on Marlene Dumas, Leonora Carrington, Jack Whitten, David Hockney, and Philip Guston. Quarles was a 2016 participant at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture and was the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Pérez Art Museum Miami Prize. Her first major solo exhibition, Christina Quarles: In 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm, ran from September to October 2022 at Hauser & Wirth, New York.