Claude Collins-Stracensky was born in Lakewood, Ohio, in 1975 and lives in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2003 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997. He has had solo projects at Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). In 2003 he had a two-person show at Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, and he has participated in group exhibitions at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Sister Gallery, Los Angeles; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; Taxter & Spengemann, New York; and the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, among others. He has participated in a number of group performances, including 88 BoaDrum with the Boredoms at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Into the Vacuum at the Hammer Museum with Jim Shaw.