Steina Vasulka and Woody Vasulka are early adopters of video art, having practiced in the genre since its early days in the late 1960s.
Steina was born in Reykjavík, Iceland and trained as a classical musician before receiving a scholarship at the Prague Conservatory in 1959. Woody was born in Brno, now in the Czech Republic and trained as an engineer before studying television and film production at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The couple met in the early 1960s and moved to New York City in 1965, where they pioneered the showing of video art at the Whitney Museum and founded The Kitchen in 1971. Since 1980 they have been based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.