Hayley Quentin's paintings challenge the conventional representation of male beauty and eroticism in art. Her ethereal facture is characterized by the interplay of diffuse and saturated oil colors, working together to create a lens through which the viewer sees the painted body. From jewel-like watercolors to larger-than-life-size portraiture, Hayley repurposes traditional art making processes to explore her vision of male representation in contemporary art.
Hayley has also worked in film as Assistant Director and in art production while collaborating with fellow artist and director Juliacks in Helsinki and Lyon.
Born in Los Angeles, Hayley studied at Otis College of Art and Design, where she received a BFA with Honors. She spent the next 7 years living and working in Europe, mainly in the UK and France. In 2016 Hayley returned to Los Angeles, where she currently resides and works, both as faculty at the Brentwood Art Center and as a practicing artist at her studio in Inglewood.