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.



Instagram: @Chrisstain72


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