Stan Squirewell began his artistic training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 1993. Since graduating (1996) he has continued his tutelage under many of DC’s legends including artists Michael Platt and Lou Stovall. He currently resides in Harlem and works as a painter, photographer, educator, and installation and performance artist. His work is multi-layered and his subject matter, in gist, 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. He is a 2007 MFA graduate of the Hoffberger School of Painting where he studied with the late, Grace Hartigan. Mr. Squirewell is the first winner of the Rush Philanthropic Bombay Sapphire Artisan series. He has performed with Nick Cave (SoundSuits) at the National Portrait Gallery and Jefferson Pinder with G-Fine Arts. His works are privately and publicly collected, including the Reginald Lewis Museum, the Robert Steele Collection, and the Smithsonian for the African American Museum (2015).