Vishal Jugdeo (b. 1979 Regina; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BFA from Simon Fraser University. Jugdeo is faculty and New Genres Area Head in the Department of Art at University of California, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions have been held at Commonwealth and Council (2021); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2016); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014); LAXART (2008); and Western Front, Vancouver (2005). Selected group exhibitions have been held at PERFORMA 13, New York (2013), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); Kunstinstitute Melly (formerly Witte De With Center for Contemporary Art), Rotterdam (2011); and Orange County Museum of Art (2010). Jugdeo is a recipient of Canada Council for the Arts Grant (2020), Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2015), California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2013), Art Matters Foundation Grant (2012). He has participated in residencies at MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire (2018); BOFFO, Fire Island (2016); and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2005).