Five parts; dimensions refer to overall work.

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Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery

R. H. Quaytman’s work follows a few cardinal rules: pieces are conceived in series, each series must relate to the site where it was first exhibited, and new works relate directly to the series that preceded it. This emphasis on continuity in Quaytman’s practice imbues her works with a narrative trajectory—it is fitting that she titles her series “Chapters.” The subjects in her works hail from a variety of sources, which have included art history, scientific archives, and personal or family history. Though the production of an individual work might require techniques and media related to silk-screening, photography, and sculpture, Quaytman claims to always have painting on her mind: “I seek to maintain and simultaneously disrupt painting’s absolute presence,” she has said.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
R. H. Quaytman: + x, Chapter 34Guggenheim Museum
2016
Abstract/ObjectArt Institute of Chicago
R.H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30MOCA
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Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25 (Mies van der Rohe St. Savior Chapel), 2012

Silver foil, silkscreen ink, gesso on wood
40 × 169 1/2 in
101.6 × 430.5 cm
Location
New York
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Five parts; dimensions refer to overall work.

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery

R. H. Quaytman’s work follows a few cardinal rules: pieces are conceived in series, each series must relate to the site where it was first exhibited, and new works relate directly to the series that preceded it. This emphasis on continuity in Quaytman’s practice imbues her works with a narrative trajectory—it is fitting that she titles her series “Chapters.” The subjects in her works hail from a variety of sources, which have included art history, scientific archives, and personal or family history. Though the production of an individual work might require techniques and media related to silk-screening, photography, and sculpture, Quaytman claims to always have painting on her mind: “I seek to maintain and simultaneously disrupt painting’s absolute presence,” she has said.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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