Hayley Quentin (b.1986, Los Angeles) attended Otis College of Art and Design, receiving a B.F.A. cum laude in 2008. After graduation she spent 7 years living and working in the UK and France before returning to Los Angeles in 2016.
Quentin’s first solo exhibition, Myth opens February 2019 at Ro2 Art in Dallas, TX. Her work has also been shown at multiple venues in Los Angeles including Lava Projects, CB1 Gallery, Big Pictures Los Angeles, and Soft.Core at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Her work has also been featured in various art publications including Artillery, Create Magazine, Polluxzine, and Full Blede. Hayley lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Hayley Quentin's paintings challenge the conventional representation of male beauty and eroticism in art. Working primarily in oils, she repurposes traditional art making processes to create a lens through which the viewer sees the painted body. Quentin’s work rests on the threshold between illusion and believability, perpetually on the cusp breaking the spell.