Jack Goldstein was born in Montreal in 1945 and died in San Bernardino, California, in 2003. In 1969 he earned a B.F.A. from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia in 1972.

Goldstein's solo exhibitions include Jack Goldstein Films and Performance, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002); Jack Goldstein, Magasin-Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (2002); Jack Goldstein, Power Plant, Toronto (1992); Jack Goldstein: Retrospective Exhibition, Mendel Gallery and Civic Conservatory, Saskatoon, Canada (1991); Jack Goldstein, White Columns Gallery, New York (1983); Jack Goldstein, Metro Pictures, New York (1980); Two Boxers, Sporthal Selwerd Eikenlaan, Groningen Arts Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands (1979); and The Jump, The Kitchen, New York (1978).

Group exhibitions include The Pictures Generation, 1974 - 1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009); Los Angeles (1955 - 1985)/Morphosis, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006); Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the '80s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel, Switzerland (2005); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004); Broken Music: Artist's Recordworks, Daad Galerie, Berlin (1988); Documenta 8, Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1987); New Art at the Tate Gallery, London (1983); Documenta 7, Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982); Sound, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S.1, New York (1979); The Record as Artwork from Futurism to Conceptual Art, Fort Worth Museum (1977); Pictures, Artists Space, New York (1977); and Avant-Garde Film, Art Institute of Chicago (1975).

Photo of Jack Goldstein by James Welling