Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

R.H. Quaytman
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Over the last decade Quaytman’s practice has encompassed various roles, including artist, writer, and curator. Her recent projects include the artist’s book Spine, published in 2011, and directorship of the New York gallery Orchard, a collective of artists, filmmakers, and art historians widely admired for its innovative efforts to “put the diversity of its members’ practices into discursive motion.”

Quaytman artist received a BA in painting from Bard College in 1983, and attended postgraduate programs at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland and the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris. In 2009, her first solo museum exhibition was mounted at the ICA Boston, and in 2010 her first survey opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, and then traveled to the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland. Quaytman has had solo exhibitions at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Vilma Gold, London; Silberküppe, Berlin; and Daniel Buchholz, Cologne. Her collection of paintings, I Modi, Chapter 22, was included in the 2011 Venice Biennale. Forthcoming shows include Point de Gaze, Chapter 23 at Gladstone Gallery in Brussels and an exhibition at Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Quaytman is a recipient of the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Painting Practices 


Distracting Distance, Chapter 16 (A Woman in the Sun - red), 2010
Silkscreen ink, gesso on wood
24 x 40 inches (63 x 101.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery
Photo: Jeffrey Sturges