Christopher Stout, Artist Profile
Christopher Stout is a New York multidisciplinary artist, celebrated for his individual process of working with "industrial papier-mâché," comprised of cement, pigment and shredded writings on linen on board. Christopher lives in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, and works from his artist studio in the Brooklyn Fire Proof Warehouse in the dynamic artist neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Christopher Stout is the founder of Bushwick Art Crit Group, a newly formed “networking and creative development community that seeks to give Bushwick artists a nurturing place to share about their work, and to receive feedback.” He also serves on the editorial team with Arts in Bushwick.
Christopher Stout has accomplished 73 gallery performance/exhibitions, with 9 solos and 10 completed bodies of work, including Portraits of Narcissism, Ecdysis, Sacred Impiety, Unbridled!, Coma State (The Long Unpleasant Dream…), I am too ___ to be the Demographic, Vigil, A Day with (OUT) Art, New Work (Momentum), Power Symbols (Black White Gold Gray + Red), and Linear Anagram. He will debut a NEW series of work during this year's Arts in Bushwick hosted Bushwick Open Studios weekend. In addition, Christopher holds collectors and work in 23 of the continental 48 states.
Christopher relocated to New York from "the long winding road" of San Francisco in spring of 2007. Previously, Christopher was a provocative and prominent member of San Francisco's creative culture. In addition to his painting, photography, and performance-based art, Christopher was also the Visual Program Director at Blue Room Gallery, one of the city's largest not-for-profit contemporary art spaces. In addition, Christopher was also a founding member and lead staff writer for San Francisco Art Magazine, where he published editorial/review pieces documenting San Francisco's emerging "New Mission" art scene. His op-ed on the proper artistic response to 9/11 has been republished academically.
Christopher Stout actively donates his art to support New York City not-for-profit 501(c)(3) visual arts organizations, including Momenta Art, Arts in Bushwick, and NutureART.
Christopher's modus operandi is, "solidarity for arts, and solidarity with New York artists."