Brad Spence is an Associate Professor of painting at CSUSB as well as an active artist, curator and occasional critic. Prior to working at CSUSB he taught at numerous schools in Southern California including CalArts, USC, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Chapman University and Art Center. He curated the widely recognized retrospective of the 70s performance artist Bas Jan Ader--the first such exhibition of this work in the United States. Spence has shown his paintings nationally and internationally and is represented by the Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica. His work has been featured and reviewed in many publications including: Artforum, Artweek, ArtUS, Art Issues, Art Journal, Artscene, Art Papers, Flash Art, Juxtapoz, X-Tra, Artillery and New Art Examiner. He is currently working on an artist book entitled Drinking Myself to Death.