Oliver Vernon was born in New York City in 1972. The son of artists, he grew up in Albany, NY surrounded by art historical work and earned a BFA in Fine Art at Parsons School Of Design (1995). His paintings draw upon an incredibly varied pool of influences, from abstract expressionism to post-pop surrealism to the polished finish of figurative realism. Formally, his work is about deconstruction, and hence the necessary reconstruction of visual space. He currently lives and works in Grass Valley, CA with his wife and two daughters.