Jim Shaw was born 1952 in Midland, Michigan and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his master of fine arts at California Institute of the Arts. His work has been shown extensively internationally and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including The New Museum, New York, NY (2016); MASS MoCA, West Adams, MA (2015); Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2014); Chalet Society, Paris, France (2013), LACMA, Los Angeles, CA (2012); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2012); CAPC, Musee de’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2010); MoMA PS1, Long Island, NY (2007); Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2003); Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (2001) and ICA, London (2000). In 2013 his work was included in The Encyclopaedic Palace at The 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. His work is also featured in prominent public and private collections, such as MoMA, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.