Patrick Quarm sat in his studio

Patrick Quarm

Stories emanate from textile studies of people and place.

“I always roll back the chapters of history.”

Like memory, Quarm’s portraits are fragmented, partial and, at times, erased. His personal history, growing up in postcolonial Ghana before migrating to the US, prompted a deep investigation of cultural hybrids and how location can simultaneously expand and dilute identity. Identifying his practice as “cultural archaeology,” he explores the intricacies of selfhood and how it relates to time and sp...

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Patrick Quarm (he/him) was born in 1988 in Sekondi, Ghana, and now lives and works in Takoradi, Ghana.


Quarm is currently in New Haven completing the NXTHVN residency – founded by Titus Kaphar. In 2019 he was an Artist in Residence at the Red Hill House of Art.

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The artist's figures are often based on family members and friends, offering him space to explore themes of cultural identity and belonging on a personal level within his paintings.

Collaborations with Patrick Quarm