Sam Lewitt was born in Los Angeles in 1981. He lives and works in New York, where he completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2005 after receiving his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2004. His recent exhibitions include the BMW Open Work commission at the Frieze Art Fair in London (2018) and the Venice Biennale (2017). Lewitt’s solo exhibition More Heat Than Light traveled from the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco (2015) to the Kunsthalle Basel (2016), and finally, under the title Less Light Warm Words, to the Swiss Institute in New York (2016). His work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the MoMA, and the Centre Pompidou, among others.