Born in 1982 on the Isle of Man, Stephanie Quayle gained a distinction in her Fine Art foundation course before moving to England and completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at London's Slade School of Art in 2005. Quayle continued to hone her skills as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art, completing an MA in Fine Art Sculpture in 2007. She currently serves as a visiting lecturer and sculpture workshop leader at Erith School and ReachOutRCA, Kent.
Quayle has exhibited both at home and abroad, creating pieces for The Island Games, Isle of Man (2000); Victoria College of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2003); Poustinia Sculpture Park, Belize (2006); Latvia Ice Sculpture Festival, Jelgara, Latvia (2006), as well as a host of London exhibitions over 2007 and 2008 including Limehouse Gallery, Hoxton Square, Hyde Park, and the Flowers Galleries.
Her work is predominantly figurative, often contrasting dramatic and exotic creatures with quotidian objects. Quayle's energy and dynamism is invested in the plaster and clay used to achieve the textural nature of her sculptures. Quayle's sculptures often unite the exotic and the rural, handcrafted and pristine in a witty play on tradition.