Born 1972, Chris Stain grew up in Baltimore, MD, later writing Graffiti in the mid-1980’s. Through printmaking in high school, he adapted stenciling techniques, which later led to his work in street stencils and urban contemporary art. Compared at times to the American Social Realist movement of the 1930s and ’40s, Chris’s work echoes his upbringing and the people who helped shape his mental and physical landscape.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), The Jaffe Book Arts CollectionWar is Trauma
Harvard University, Fine Arts LibraryResourced
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)War is Trauma
Rhode Island School of Design, The RISD MuseumResourced
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), The Bancroft LibraryResourced
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Louise M. Darling Biomedical LibraryResourced