Born in London in 1976, Walead Beshty received a BA in studio art from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (1999), and an MFA in photography from Yale School of Art, New Haven (2002). Although he has worked in a variety of mediums, Beshty primarily explores the myriad ways to conceive and develop the photographic image as well as photography’s relationship to reality.
Beshty’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions, including those at P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1), New York (2004); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2009); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2011); and Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2012). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, such as those at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2005); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Montreal Biennial (2011); and Nest, The Hague (2012). Beshty lives and works in Los Angeles.