Jay Batlle is an American artist born in 1976 in Syracuse, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998.
He was an artist in residence at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, 1998-2000, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, 2014.
Batlle lives and works in NYC.
Batlle’s epicurean paintings, drawings, sculptures, and performances take the habits of the gourmet and the artist as a source of inspiration. His work is both a social commentary on our culture and society but also perpetuates the stereotypes and clichés he asks us to look at. Batlle’s work examines the good life—success, fortune, and sensual pleasure—and its gulf with reality.
Batlle has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe. His work is in numerous private collections.
The Museum of Fine Arts Santiago, de Chile is publishing the first comprehensive monograph of Batlle’s works: Jay Batlle Works / Obras 2003- 2018 this winter- preorder link above.