Devin Oatway was born in Goleta, CA, in 1978. He graduated Stanford University in 2002 with a BA in English Literature. He helped found two co-ops, Shady Lane Studios in Austin, TX, and Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, CA, where he had his first solo show in 2010. In 2013 Devin participated in the duo Inagural Opening Show of Galerie 102, in Ojai, and also became a member of the preeminent artist group, Ojai Studio Artists. In 2014, he joined Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA. Today he lives and paints in Ojai, CA, and tries to live like a monk.