Jack Goldstein was born in 1945 in Montreal, Canada. He was a member of the first graduating class from CalArts, where he studied under John Baldessari, and alongside artists Troy Brauntuch, Eric Fischl, Matt Mullican, David Salle, and James Welling. His work featured prominently in a number of seminal exhibitions, including Pictures (1977), organized by Douglas Crimp and Helene Winer, at Artists Space in New York. Goldstein’s work has been the subject of numerous international solo presentations, including exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York (2013); Galerie Perrotin, Paris (2013); the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2012); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2009); Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (2009); Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2008); Metro Pictures, New York (2005); The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002); and Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble (2002). His work is held in the collections of many public institutions both stateside and abroad, including the Broad, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Tate, London; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Goldstein lived and worked in Los Angeles until his death in 2003.