Samara Golden was born in Michigan in 1973, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2009. Golden has had recent solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; and CANADA, New York. Her work was featured in the 2014 Hammer Museum Biennial, Made in L.A; Frieze Projects NY; and Room To Live at MOCA Los Angeles.  Her work is in the permanent collections of the MOCA LA, Yuz Museum Shanghai, and the Zabludowicz Collection London.  In 2016 a monograph on Golden was published by MoMA PS1, and her work has been written about in Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Mousse, and Flash Art, among other publications. Golden currently lives and works in Los Angeles.