Christian Holstad was born in Anaheim, California. He graduated with a BFA at Kansas City Art Institute in 1994 and in 2000 he participated in John Michael Kohler Arts Program. Holstad currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work is included in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Astrup Fearnley Museeet for Moderne Kunst in Oslo, Norway. Holstad has shown work internationally in exhibitions including Greater New York 2005 at P.S. 1 in New York, the 2004 Whitney Biennial in New York, Beautiful Lies You Could Live In at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London, Domestic Porn at the Foksal Foundation Gallery in Warsaw and The New Gothic at Cokkie Snoei in Rotterdam. His first solo exhibition in Europe was curated by Daniel Schmidt in Cologne in 2003. In 2006 he had his first museum solo exhibition "Turns of Endearment" at the Museum of Contemporay Art, Miami. He is represented by Daniel Reich in New York and Galleria Massimo De Carlo in Milan. His most recent work includes Kompass Zeichnungen aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (group) (2011) and The AIR We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (group) (2011-2012).