Fred Tomaselli was born in Santa Monica, California in 1956. He studied Painting and Drawing at California State University in Fullerton in 1982 and, in 1987, held his first one-man show in Long Island City, at the Institute for Art and Urban Resources. This was followed by many other exhibitions, largely in New York galleries. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including 'Open Ends', MoMA, New York (2000), the Berlin Biennale (2001), the Liverpool Biennial (2002), the Whitney Biennial (2004), the 5th Site Santa Fe Biennial (2004, 'Ecstasy', LA MoCA (2006) and 'Prospect 1', New Orleans Biennale (2008). Solo exhibitions include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, (1999), Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida (2001), Site Santa Fe, New Mexico (2001), Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York (2003), Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2004), IMMA, Dublin (2005) and The Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts (2005). In August, the Aspen Art Museum will open a major survey exhibition of Tomaselli's work, which will then tour the States.