R. H. Quaytman is best known for her paintings on wood panels. Her work incorporates abstraction and layers of diamond dust, silkscreened photographs, and hand-painted trompe l’oeil, with personal and art-historical narratives. Quaytman received her BA from Bard in 1983 and worked as the artist assistant to Dan Graham. She later spent a year at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, and attended the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques in Paris to study with Daniel Buren and Pontus Hultén. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at SF moma (2010) and Kunsthalle Basel (2011) and her work was shown in the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and the Whitney Biennial in 2010.