Nick Ostoff was born in Los Gatos, California, and spent his formative years in Toronto. Ostoff received a BFA from OCAD University in 1999, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, where he also won the George and Ann Segal Graduate Fellowship. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, and his work has been reviewed in such Canadian periodicals as the Globe and Mail and Canadian Art Magazine. His work was recently included in group exhibitions at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago (“Making Space”), The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (“More Than Two”), and The Art Museum at the University of Toronto (“Showroom”) along with a solo exhibition at Christie Contemporary, Toronto (“Roundabout”). Ostoff’s work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Glenbow Museum, Medcan and TD Canada Trust. Ostoff currently lives and works in Toronto, where he teaches at OCAD University.