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R. H. Quaytman, Critic

Born in Boston in 1961, R. H. Quaytman lives and works in New York. Over the last decade Quayman’s practice has encompassed various roles, including artist, writer, and curator. The artist book Allegorical Decoys was published in 2008 and a companion book Caption will be published this year. As part of an expanded artistic practice, Quaytman was from 2005 to 2008 the director of the collectively run gallery in New York known as Orchard- a loosely knit collective of artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators widely admired for its innovative conceptual framework that sought to “put the diversity of its members’ practices into discursive motion.”

Quaytman received a BA in painting from Bard College (1983) and attended postgraduate programs at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin (1984) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques in Paris (1989). Additionally Quaytman was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in 1992. In November 2009 Quaytman’s first solo museum exhibition was mounted at the ICA in Boston, and in November 2010 the artist’s first survey will open at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York. Recent solo exhibitions have been organized at the Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, and at Silberkuppe, Berlin. Recent group exhibitions include From One O to the Other, Rhea Anastas, R. H. Quaytman and Amy Sillman, Orchard, New York; Beside, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture_, The Kitchen, New York;_Painting, Now and Forever, Green Naftali Gallery, New York, and Matthew Marks, New York; and the 2010 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She is currently on the faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She was appointed critic in Painting/ Printmaking at Yale in 2010.

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