Dean Sameshima lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Berlin, Germany. He received his MFA in 2001 from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. 

Sameshima has participated in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally including most recently Histories of Sexuality, Museu de Arte (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil; The Locker Room Show, Plymouth Rock, Zurich, CH in 2017; Art/AIDS America, touring exhibition, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY; December (Playback 1), Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan in 2016. He has also had various solo exhibitions specifically, Dean Sameshima, McNamara Art Projects (In collaboration with Peres Projects, Berlin), Hong Kong, China; Dean Sameshima, Naming Rights, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England and 647(d), GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA. Sameshima is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA and has been included in many publications.