Christina Quarles MFA ’16: “The Queer Artist of Color Exploding Those Very Labels”

Recently The Cut‘s Art and Soul writer Anna Furman interviewed Christina Quarles MFA ’16 about “becoming a mother, measuring success in the art market, and traveling around Europe with her unconventional queer family.” Quarles, best known for her fantastical and prismatic paintings with impossibly contortioning racially ambiguous characters, has quickly risen to fame after debuting at the 2022 Venice Biennale and selling a painting Sotheby’s for $4.5 million dollars a month later.

Read Furman and Quarles’ full conversation here.

Photo Credit: Caught Up (2021) Photo: Fredrik Nilsen. ©Christina Quarles. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Pilar Corrias, London.