Cullen Washington Jr. was born in 1972 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He holds an MFA from Tuft’s University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. As a 2012-13 Artist-in-Residence, his work was included in Things in Themselves at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, as well as the 2012 deCordova Biennial in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He was recently included in Black in the Abstract at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and The Land Before Words at the Boston University Museum. Recent acquisitions have been made by the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Saatchi Gallery, London. Washington was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Program in 2009.