R.H. Quaytman was born in 1961 in Boston, and lives and works in New York. She received her B.A. in painting from Bard College (1983), and attended the post-graduate program in painting at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin (1984) and the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris (1989). She was subsequently awarded a 1992 Rome Prize Fellowship. Quaytman was director of Orchard, a cooperative gallery in New York, open from 2005 to 2008, and is currently faculty of Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. Her book Allegorical Decoys was published in 2008, and a comprehensive artist book of her paintings is forthcoming.
Recent group exhibitions include Constructivismes, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels (2009); Painting Now and Forever, Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali Galleries, New York (2008); The Man Whose Shoes Squeaked, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles (2008); Denial is a River, Sculpture Center, New York (2006); Lódz Biennial, Lódz, Poland (2004); and Crossing the Line, Queens Museum of Art, New York (2001). Recent solo exhibitions were mounted by Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, and Vilma Gold Gallery, London (2008). Solo exhibitions are forthcoming in fall 2010 at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Momentum 15 is Quaytman’s first solo museum exhibition.