Janine Antoni was born on January 19, 1964 in Freeport, Bahamas. She received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. She received the MacArthur Fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc. Painting and Sculpture Grant in 1998, and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999. Antoni has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad at venues including Luhring Augustine Gallery, The Wadsworth Athenaeum, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Reina Sofia, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Aldrich Museum. Her work was included in the 1993 Venice Biennial, the 1993 Whitney Biennial, the 1995 Johannesburg Biennial, the 1997 Istanbul Biennial, the 2000 Kwangju Biennial in Korea, SITE Santa Fe in 2002 and Prospect.1 New Orleans, 2008.