Christina Quarles

Christina Quarles (b. 1985) is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose practice works to dismantle assumptions and ingrained beliefs surrounding identity and the human figure. Quarles received her Bachelor’s from Hampshire College in 2007. In 2016 she received her MFA in painting from Yale School of Art and attended The Skowhegan Residency that same year.

Quarles’ work has been featured in numerous institutional exhibition including “Christina Quarles,” at The MCA Chicago (2021), “Collapsed Time” at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2023), “The Milk of Dreams,” at the 59th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Cecilia Alemani ,and in ‘manifesto of fragility,’ the main exhibition of the 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath.

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  • III

    Level III

    Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-­D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.

Sep 16 - 20, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Yielding to What's in Front of You: Sustained Looking & The Studio Practice

Christina Quarles

Tuition $1,225
Code D1633-24

The goal of this painting workshop is to be present in your practice and bring that observational attentiveness to a process that allows for malleability and change. Students come prepared to work on self-directed studio projects, and also bring one completed work to share. Half of each day is spent on independent projects, and the other half exploring prompts, engaging in writing exercises, and participating in group critiques and discussions, as well as individual studio visits. We also spend time figure drawing with a live model, and looking at a range of artworks, to hone our observational muscles and consider critical strategies as painters. 

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