Walead Beshty is an artist and writer living and working in Los Angeles. Beshty holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His solo exhibitions include: Popular Mechanics, Wallspace, New York, NY (2009); Walead Beshty: Legibility on Colored Backgrounds, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2009); Pulleys, Cogwheels, Mirrors, and Windows, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (2009); Passages, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2009); Industrial Pictures, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2008); Hammer Project: Walead Beshty, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2006); Walead Beshty, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (2004). He is a regular contributor to Texte zur Kunst and Afterall Journal, and has written for Artforum, Aperture, Art Review, and Art on Paper, among others. He served on the faculty of UCLA, CalArts, UCIrvine, and USC and is currently an Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design.