Benjamin Weissman was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1957 and lives in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA in 1981. His works of fiction have been collected in Headless, Akashic Books, Brooklyn, NY (2004) and Dear Dead Person, Serpent’s Tail, London, United Kingdom (1994). Weissman’s collaborative works with Yutaka Sone were presented at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (2014), and his collaborative works with Paul McCarthy were presented at Galleria civica di arte contemporanea, Trento, Italy (2008) and toured to Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland (2009). His work has been featured in exhibitions such as Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley, 1970-1990, California State University, Northridge, CA (2014); The Lateral Slip, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA (2005); 100 Artists See God, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (toured 2004-2006); Alpenblick: Contemporary Art and the Alpine, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria (1998); The Grammarians, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA 1994; and The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (1993), and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.