Born 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
He studied at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.
James Welling works with representation and its relationship with reality. He has been exploring the medium of photography since the 1970s, experimenting with all the technical methods available, from capturing an image to the endless options for developing it.