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.
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".