Brian Jungen was born in 1970 in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, to a Canadian father and a Dunne-za mother. He studied visual art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, graduating in 1992, and now lives and works in Vancouver.

Jungen has exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally, in venues including the Tate Modern (London), the New Museum (New York), the Biennale of Sydney, the Gwangju Biennial (South Korea), and Secession (Vienna). From 2005 to 2007, he was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery that traveled to New York, Montreal, Rotterdam, and Munich. His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the National Museum of the American Indian, as well as numerous private collections.

brian jungen: strange comfort // October 16, 2009–August 8, 2010 // NMAI on the National Mall, Washington, DC