Andrea Zittel was born in 1965 in Escondido, California. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture in 1988 from San Diego University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture in 1990 from the Rhode Island School of Design. Zittel is best known as an installation artist, whose sculptures transform all necessary functions in life, such as eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing, into experiments in living.
In 1997, Zittel created a series of five color prints, titled “Totally True Testimonials”, a collection of smiling faces praising the virtues of everyday possessions, such as power tools, alcoholic spirits and glassware.
Zittel lives and works in Los Angeles, California and New York, NY, with studios in both locations, (A-Z West in Los Angeles and A-Z East in New York).