11/25/12 :: Collaborative Workshop with Chris Stain ::
Chris Stain visited the printmaking studio at LIU Post on Saturday November 17th 2012.
Chris led my MFA seminar class, as well as professor Rick Mills’s printmaking students through a technical process that led to the generating of a fresh new piece of stencil art by each participant. Professor Joan Harrison was also on board for the collaboration. Students are currently in the process of completing and donating one of their original stencil prints to a large collaborative artist book. The hand bound book will present the collaborative stencil works generated by the LIU Post art students, professors, and guest artists.
Through a powerpoint presentation, Chris diligently presented his past and current works. He collaborated with students as he performed a single and multi- colored stencil technique demonstration. He also left his personal mark in the printshop.
We are currently in the process of editing our photos from this event to archive here on this blog. This is Chris’s second visit to LIU Post. Over the summer of 2012 Chris came in to present and demonstrate graffiti techniques during my summer course: “The History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti” check out the post here :: http://wp.me/p2SFO-L5
Bio:: Chris Stain grew up writing Graffiti in Baltimore, MD in the mid 80′s. Through printmaking in high school he adapted stencil-making techniques, which later lead to his work in street stencils and an international recognition in the urban contemporary art world. Compared at times to the American Social Realist movement of the 1930’s and ‘40’s, Chris’s work echoes his upbringing and the people who helped shape his mental and physical landscape. His work illustrates the struggles of the unrecognized and underrepresented individuals of society. Chris currently teaches art part time in New York City and is pursuing a BA in Art Education. His book Long Story Short published by DRAGO press is currently available.
Visit the Artist’s site here :: http://chrisstain.com
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*special thanks to the liu post mfa students who have contributed photos to this blog post.