Jake Berthot was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1939. He attended the New School for Social Research and Pratt Institute in the early 1960s. Berthot’s work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, Beijing Art Institute, and MoMA P.S.1, among others. He has received several grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1983 and an Academy Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all in New York City.  Nationally, his work can be found in the collections of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, The Rose Art Museum (Brandeis) Waltham, MA The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, the Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA, among numerous others.