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 and the Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship at Yale University. 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 exhibition at David Castillo Gallery (Miami, FL USA); in 2018 Christina will present solo exhibitions at MATRIX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (CA, USA) and Pilar Corrias Gallery (London, UK).