Stephanie Quayle was born in 1982 on the Isle of Man. She completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at London's Slade School of Art in 2005 and an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2007. Quayle lives and works in the Isle of Man, UK.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Lion Man, TJ Boulting, London; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales (2013); Collective Noun, Faggionato Fine Art, London (2011); Small Is Beautiful. Group show, Flowers East Gallery, London; A Curious Context , Canary Wharf Banf National Park, Canadian Ice Carving Competition; Zelli Porcelain show, London (2010); Bull in a China Shop, Trolley Gallery, London; Vixen. Cass Foundation, Goodwood Sculpture Park; Animal Farm , Mr Paisley’s Lashing, Homewood House (2009); Un-still Life Apartment Gallery, London; Tiger, Cass Foundation, Goodwood Sculpture Park; Fast and Furious, Dakha University, Bangladesh; Unnatural Habitats,Flowers East Gallery, Hoxton, London; The Clearing, Nettie Horn Gallery, London (2008); Little Brown job, 20 Hoxton Square, London; Bronze Age, Sculpture Prize Show, Limehouse, London; Muck ‘n’ Brass. Temporary Sculpture, Hyde Park (2007).
Stephanie Quayle's 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. Working on a farm, the relationship that lies between beast, both domestic and wild, and human is of central concern; “I’m interested in how much we align or distance ourselves from them – how they reflect, question and return our gaze. How they see into our souls and connect us to the natural world and force of nature inherent within".