Born in San Francisco in 1962, artist Diana Thater has created pioneering film, video, and installation-based works since the early 1990s. Thater lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions including the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2015); San Jose Museum of Art, California (2015); Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2011); Santa Monica Museum of Art, California (2010); Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2009); and the Natural History Museum, London (2009). Thater’s work is held in such public collections as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate, London; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Thater’s mid-career survey "The Sympathetic Imagination" (2015) was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016).