Stan Squirewell USA, b. 1978


Stan Squirewell was born and raised in Washington, DC and currently lives and works in New York, NY. He is a painter, photographer, installation, and performance artist. His work is multilayered, and his subject matter tackles themes such as race and memory through mythology, sacred geometry, and science. He draws his inspiration from theory books, science fiction movies and novels, avant-garde jazz, and indigenous storytelling.


Squirewell's artistic training began at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Since graduating he has continued his tutelage under many of DC’s legends, including artists Michael Platt and Lou Stovall. He is a 2007 MFA graduate of the Hoffberger School of Painting, where he studied with the late Grace Hartigan. He is the first winner of the Rush Philanthropic and Bombay Sapphire Artisan series. He has performed with Nick Cave (SoundSuits) at the National Portrait Gallery and Jefferson Pinder with G-Fine Arts. His work is privately and publicly collected, including by the Reginald Lewis Museum, Robert Steele Collection, and Smithsonian for the African American Museum.