Christian Dietkus was born in 1983 in Oakland California and received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2005. Working in painting and sculpture, his practice explores the intersection of personal subjectivity, popular culture, and sexuality. He has exhibited nationally, including Deitch Projects, Second Guest and Salon 94 in New York. He is also the recipient of the Michael S. Vivo Memorial Prize and the Fred A. Lane Prize for excellence in painting. For more information, please visit www.christiandietkus.com.