R. H. Quaytman, ‘Preis, Chapter 28’, 2015, Museum Ludwig

"2015 Wolfgang Hahn Prize: Michael Krebber and R. H. Quaytman"

Venue: Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2015)

Acquired work on the occasion of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2015

About R. H. Quaytman

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.

American, b. 1961, Boston, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York