Doug Glovaski was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Los Gatos, California, in 1958. He did not commit to being an artist until later in life. After several years working in Silicon Valley, at the age of thirty-five he set up a modest studio in his apartment and began to make art. In 1996, he received the prestigious Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout northern California, in New York City, and Zurich, Switzerland, and in 2009 he had a solo exhibition at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, California. His work is in the collections of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Achenbach Collection, San Francisco; the Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the San Jose Museum of Art. Glovaski lives and works in Pacific Grove, California.