B. Wurtz was born in Pasadena, California and since 1985 has lived and worked in New York City. He received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1980. In the past several years he has had solo exhibitions at Metro Pictures in New York, Kate MacGarry in London, Galerija Gregor Podnar in Berlin, Richard Telles in Los Angeles, Maisterravalbuena in Madrid, The Apartment in Vancouver and White Flag Projects in St. Louis. Group exhibitions and two-person shows also in the past several years include Displayed (curated by Matthew Higgs) at Anton Kern Gallery in New York, Jim Isermann/B. Wurtz at Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Stay in Love (curated by Chris Sharp) at Laurel Gitlen & Lisa Cooley Gallery in New York, Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B. Wurtz at Office Baroque in Antwerp, Belgium and Prague Biennial in the Czech Republic. A solo museum exhibition with publication will take place in 2015 at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England.