CHRIS STAIN

American Born. 1972. Raised in Baltimore Maryland in a working class neighborhood, I was first inspired by NYC subway graffiti art in the mid 80’s.

Biography / CHRIS STAIN

American Born. 1972. Raised in Baltimore Maryland in a working class neighborhood, I was first inspired by NYC subway graffiti art in the mid 80's. In high school I was taught printmaking methods that eventually shifted my art making technique toward stenciling. I began exhibiting my work domestically and internationally in 2001. Adapting images from photographs and working with spray paint, stencils and paper, creating interior and exterior works, I seek to convey the triumph of the human spirit as experienced by those in modern day urban and rural environments.