Based in Los Angeles, Diana Thater was born in San Francisco, California in 1962. Thater holds a B.A. from New York University and a M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, where she is currently a faculty member. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including commissions at the St. Louis Museum of Art, MO; Portland Museum of Art, OR; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; SITE Sante Fe, NM; and the Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. She was included in the 1995 Kwangju Biennale; the 1995 Biennale de Lyon; the 1997 Skulpturen Projekte Munster; and the 1995 and 1997 Whitney Biennials. After her ArtPace residency, Thater will open solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the MAK Center, Los Angeles.