Jay Heikes (b. 1975, Princeton, NJ) holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BFA) and Yale University (MFA), and lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. His work has been collected and exhibited widely at galleries and museums in North America and Europe, including the Aspen Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), P.S. 1 (New York), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), and Walker Art Center (Minneapolis). Heikes participated in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, and is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York and Federica Schiavo Gallery in Rome, Italy.