Andrea Zittel received a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture from San Diego State University, and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. In the early 1990’s Zittel first established her practice in New York. One of her most visible projects in NY was A-Z East, a small row house in Brooklyn which she turned into a showroom testing grounds for her prototypes for living. In 2008, she moved back to the West Coast where she has founded A-Z West a life-project located on over 80 acres in the High Desert region near to Joshua Tree National Park, CA.