Brendan Lee Satish Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is a naturalized citizen of Canada. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville. Currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was recently awarded the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award in 2012, and was a finalist for the prestigious Sobey award in 2010. His work was recently exhibited in the exhibition New Blue and White at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and is in the collections of such institutions as the Gardiner Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.