American Born. 1972. Chris was raised in the working class neighborhood of Highlandtown in Baltimore, MD. His interest in art began with NYC subway graffiti in the mid 1980s. Having learned printmaking methods in high school, Stain eventually shifted his technique toward stenciling. In 2000 Stain began exhibiting his work. Adapting images from photographs and working with spray paint, stencils and paper to create interior/exterior works, seeking to convey an authentic contemporary document that illustrates the triumph of the human spirit as experienced by those in underrepresented urban and rural environments. Chris Stain works and lives in Queens, New York with his wife and two children.