Gareth Long was born in 1979 in Toronto, ON. He received his BA in Visual Studies and Classical Civilizations from University of Toronto in 2003, and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2007. He currently lives and works in Vienna, AT, and London, UK.

Long has held eleven solo exhibitions to date, including his self-curated exhibition Kidnappers Foil, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT, (2014); From the dilettante’s library (with notations), NextSpazioA, Pistoia, IT (2013); Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2012); Literary Asses, TORRI, Paris, FR (2012); Roman Copies & Copié Romans, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA (2012); Never Odd Or Even, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB (2011-2012); Four Stories, TORRI, Paris, FR (2011); Section Man, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2010); Second, Third, Fourth, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (2008-2009); and Its Hard to Dazzle Us, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON (2006).

Long’s work has been shown at galleries and institutions such as MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO; The Power Plant, Toronto, ON; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY; Cartel, London, UK; Witte de With, Rotterdam, DE; Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, PA; Artists Space, New York, NY; Klemm’s, Berlin, DE; WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, BE; NICC, Antwerp, BE; Drawing Room, London, UK; Spike Island, Bristol, UK; University of Tasmania, Hobart, AU; and Establissement d’en face, Brussels, BE.

His work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, The New York Times, Aesthetica Magazine, Mousse Magazine, C Magazine, Rhizome, TimeOut Chicago, Art Lies: A Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Art and the Public Sphere, among others.