Christina Quarles

Christina Quarles (b. 1985 Chicago, USA) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2016, and holds a BA from Hampshire College. Quarles was a 2016 participant at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. She was the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Pérez Art Museum Miami Prize and in 2017 she received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Christina Quarles, Frye Museum, Seattle (2022); In Likeness, South London Gallery, London (2021); Dance by tha Light of tha Moon, X Museum, Beijing (2021); Christina Quarles, MCA Chicago (2021); I Won’t Fear Tumbling or Falling/If We’ll be Joined in Another World, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2020); Every Silver Lining Has its Cloud, Pond Society, Shanghai (2019); In Likeness, Hepworth Wakefield (2019); But I Woke Jus’ Tha Same, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2019); Christina Quarles / MATRIX 271, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2018); Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Always Brightest Before Tha Dusk, Pilar Corrias, London (2018). Quarles will be included in the upcoming 59th Venice Biennale The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani. 

Selected group exhibitions include: Not me, Not that, Not nothing either, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York (2022); New Acquisitions, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (2021); Stretching the Body, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2021); Journey Through A Body, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2021); Don’t Let This Be Easy, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2020); A Possible Horizon, De La Cruz Collection (2020); My Body My Rules, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami (2020); Plural Possibilities & the Female Body, Henry Art Gallery Seattle (2020; Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millenium, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2020); Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, London (2019); Paint, also known as Blood, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2019); The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019-20); Stonewall 50, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2019); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and as a Weapon, New Museum, New York (2017-18); and Fictions, The Studio Museum, New York (2017) among others.


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