Born in Los Angeles, Hayley studied at Otis College of Art and Design, where she received a BFA with Honors. She has since spent seven years living and working in Europe, mainly in the UK and France. She has recently returned to Los Angeles where she currently resides.
Hayley's work has been featured in Fresh Paint Magazine (issue 11), and has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently as a part of California Open at TAG Gallery in the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Los Angeles.
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 water
colors to larger-than-life-size portraiture, Hayley repurposes traditional art-making processes to explore her vision of male representation in contemporary art.
All images courtesy of Hayley Quentin