BORN IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 1976
LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Jay Batlle’s varied oeuvre includes sculpture, painting, performance, prints, drawings, short videos, and artist books, using the vernacular of the gourmand as a source of inspiration and social commentary. Batlle’s work is a critique of capitalistic culture, but also perpetuates the stereotypes and clichés he asks us to address. He explores America’s aspiration for “the good life”- success, fortune, abundant sensual pleasures – and the gulf that exists between this ideal and reality.
His work is included in a number of private and public collections, including The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and The Artothek Museum, Cologne. Batlle was the subject of a solo exhibition titled Closed For Business at the Museum of Fine Arts Santiago de Chile in 2017 which traveled to The Museo De Bella Artes of Concepción in the same year. Both museums are co-publishing his first extensive monograph titled Jay Batlle WORKS / OBRAS 2003-20018, which is available for pre-order now on this website.