Catherine Sullivan was born in 1968 in Los Angeles and lives and works in Chicago. In 2015, along with George Lewis and Sean Griffin, she presented Afterword, an Opera at the MCA Chicago. She has had solo or collaborative exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago; STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; Secession, Vienna; and Kunsthalle Zurich. Additionally, her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sullivan participated in the 2014 and 2004 Whitney Biennials, the 11th BALTIC Triennial of International Art, and the 7th Gwangju Biennale.