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Christina Quarles was born in Chicago, IL USA and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where she currently lives with her wife. She received an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art in 2016, and holds a BA in Philosophy and Studio Arts from Hampshire College. In 2016, Christina was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016) and the Fountainhead Residency (2017), her awards and grants including the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant (2017) and the Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship at Yale University (2015). Recent exhibitions include “Made in LA” at the Hammer Museum (CA, USA), “Fictions” at The Studio Museum in Harlem (NY, USA), “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” at the New Museum (NY, USA), “Still Human” at the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, FL USA) and a solo exhibitions at MATRIX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (CA, USA), Pilar Corrias Gallery (London, UK), and David Castillo Gallery (Miami, FL USA); in 2019 Christina will present solo exhibitions at Regen Projects (Los Angeles, CA) and The Hepworth Museum (Wakefield, UK). Christina’s work is in public and private collections nationally and abroad, including the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Tate Modern, the Walker Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.