Stan Squirewell was born and raised in Washington, DC and currently lives and works in New York, NY. His 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.

Mr. Squirewell, 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.

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 and Bombay Sapphire Artisan series. He has performed with Nick Cave (SoundSuits) at the National Portrait Gallery and Jefferson Pinder with G-Fine Arts. He is privately and publically collected, his works are in the Reginald Lewis Museum, the Robert Steele Collection and recently acquired by the Smithsonian for the African American Museum (2015.)


Born 1978, Washington, DC
Lives and works in Washington, DC & New York, NY
(202) 390-4151


2006    Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA


2011    Interconnected, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC
2010    Kaleidoscope, UMC Art Council, Washington, DC
2005   Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
2004    The Art of Squirewell, National Visionary Leadership Project, Washington, DC
The 20th Year Celebration, Black Entertainment Television, Washington, DC


2015    Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Thru Comtemporary, Port of Spain, Trinidad

The Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, The Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts & Design, Cambridge, MA
Badass Art Man!, African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Sheroes + Womanist, Flash Point Gallery, Washington, DC
Flux Fair, Harlem Flux, New York, NY
Scope Fair, Rush Philanthropic, New York, NY
Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Gallery, Washington, DC

2014    Prizm Fair, Miami Basel, Miami, FL
Ceremonies of Dark Men, DCCAH, Washington, DC
Emergence, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD
Black and White, Art in Flux Harlem, New York, NY

2013    Crowns, The Fridge DC, Washington, DC
No Strings Attached (Delusions of Grandeur Collective), 39th Street Gallery, Mt. Rainier, MD

2012    Art in Embassies (Nick Cave Performance), National Portrait Gallery, Wash., DC
Peoples Ping Pong Party, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
New Works, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC
Ben Hur (Performance), Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Untitled, Guichard Gallery, Chicago, IL
Neekid BLK Gurls, Rush Arts, New York, NY
King Me, The Fridge, Washington, DC
Ben Hur (Performance), G-Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Black Creativity, Science and Industry Museum, Chicago, IL

2011    Sacred Reflections, David C Driskell Gallery, College Park, Maryland

2010    Artisan Series, Bombay Sapphire & Rush Arts/ Miami Basel, Miami, FL
Artisan Series, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC
Signs, Symbols & Words, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC
BHME, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
BHME, Cornerstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD

2009     Black, DCAC Gallery, Washington, DC
Fotoweek DC, Washington, DC
Transformations: New Directions in Black Art, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Mixed Messages, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC
Manifest Hope, Irvine Contemporary/DC Gallery, Washington, DC
Black Migration: Movements in context, Community and Faith, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

2008    Transformations, New Directions in Black Art, Gateway Gallery, Baltimore, MD
More Than You Know, Parrish Gallery, DC
Off Color II, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Off Color I, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC, NY
Giving Birth to Dreams, AM Radio & Scion House, Baltimore, MD
Free for All, MOCA DC, Washington, DC

2007    Off Color, Diaspora Vibes Gallery, Miami, FL
Anonymous, Flash Point Gallery, Washington, DC
Revisiting the Ancient, Walters Museum, Baltimore, MD
Print Impressions 07, Sowebo Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Art Basel, Logo Gallery (Design District), Miami, FL

2005    New Power Generation, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA

2004    30/30 Homage to Inspiration, Duke Ellington Gallery, Washington, DC
Summer of the Cicada, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC
Windows of My Past, Howard University (Blackburn Center), Washington, DC
11th Annual Afro-American Artist Exhibition, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George’s County, MD
Art Silver, Martin Luther King Library Gallery, Washington, DC
Why Jazz, Banneker Douglas Museum, Annapolis, MD


2015    Artist in Residence, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2013    Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency


2014     Ceremonies of Dark Men, DCCAH-5×5 Projects, Coordinator, Washington, DC
2009     Mixed Messages, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC, Co-Curated
2005     At Freedom’s Door, Reginald Lewis Museum/Baltimore historical Society, George Ciscle



  • Jamaica Flux: Workspace and Windows, Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning, Jamaica, NY


  • First Place, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series National Competition

2006 – 2007

  • Recipient, Tom Miller Scholarship for excellence in the Arts, Baltimore, MD


  •  Recipient, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grant, Washington, DC


2013       Community Arts Grants, DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities
2005       Seasonal Arts Calendar, (AARP) Association of American Retired Persons


2013        Permanent Collections, Smithsonian African American Museum, Washington DC
2010        Permanent Collections, Dr. David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD
2008        Permanent Collections, Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD


2012         Live Internet Presenter, TedEx DC, Nothing New Under the Sun
2009        Guest Speaker, WAMU 88.5 FM, Art Beat Hosted by: Stephanie Kaye featuring Margaret Paris
2005        Panelist, Visionary Leadership Project, featuring Faith Ringgold