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photo: © Jay Batlle Studio 2022

American artist Jay Batlle b. 1976 lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Gascony, France. 

Over the last two decades Batlle has become internationally known for his epicurean paintings, performances, and sculptures.  Batlle utilizes the habits of the gourmet as a source of inspiration and social commentary, “trapped in the American Dream his work expresses the black humor and melancholy hidden in the folds of everyday life.” 



Hiding In Plain Sight 2022

Batlle’s work has been featured in several publications including The New York Times, Art In America, New York Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Huffington Post, Interview Magazine, Elle, French Vogue, The Boston Herald, Artinfo, Art & Auction, and Frieze.

Recent solo exhibitions include: 
Closed For Business Museo Nacional Bellas Artes, Concepción, Chile, (2018-2017), Closed For Business, National Museum Of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile (2017),Salad Days, Villa Mensa, Turin, Italy (2015), Parties Of Six Or More, Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT, (2013), Parties Of Six Or More, Nyehaus (2012), Free Lunch, Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile (2011) Cutting Out The Middleman, Nyehaus (2009) 

Recent exhibitions include:  
Doomed and Famous: Selections from the Adrian Dannatt Collection,Miguel Abreu GalleryNYC (2021), FOOD SEX ART, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2017), Self: Artist in Their Absence, The National Academy Museum, New York City (2015), Lonely Fingers, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013), Swell, Metro Pictures, Nyehaus, &  Petzel gallery,  New York City (2010). 

Goodbye To The Bonus Of Youth 2020