Tristan Unrau (b. 1989) holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Unrau was a 2013 resident at the Banff Centre, and in 2015 & 2017 was a finalist for the Royal Bank of Canada Painting Competition. He has held recent solo shows at Stanley's & Phil Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as Towards in Toronto. In 2016 Unrau participated in the survey group exhibition Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He lives and works in Los Angeles.