BITNB artist, Hannah Stouffer, will be having a solo show at Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon on August 30th!!–
“Antler Gallery is proud to present Magic of the Woods by Hannah Stouffer (www.hannahstouffer.com)
The San Francisco-based artist is set to open her latest series, a collection of fantastical landscape paintings, on August 30th as part of the Last Thursday event in the Alberta Arts District.
Hannah is incredible talent who has worked with a wide array of high profile commercial clients (Christian Dior, Nike, Disney) while simultaneously advancing her fine-art career with gallery shows and installations at many prestigious galleries and spaces throughout the United States.
Working largely in ink on paper her artistic outpourings offer a reflection of new-age viscera. Sprawling and overlapping layers of vibrant color build an unnatural wilderness shrouded in a supernatural effervescence.
Throughout her body of work, feminine decorative embellishments are counterbalanced by macabre motifs, the animal kingdom, and the never-ending pursuit of illustrating explosive emotional transcendence.
Stouffer is best known for the incongruity of intricately executed imagery and shadowy, ethereal themes.
The show will run from August 30th until September 24th.
Neil Perry & Susannah Kelly
Co-Owners at Antler Gallery
- The artwork featured in the flyer will be sold at Antler as a limited edition print! If you’re in Portland (or find yourself there before September 24th) make sure you check it out!
In 2010 our July featured artist Hannah Stouffer made a 5 week journey through the American South via train. She was kind enough to make this incredibly entertaining video documenting her antics.
Read our Q&A with Hannah & check out some of her designs for Blood is the New Black in our store. For more of her beautiful work visit her website.
Hannah Stouffer is an incredibly talented San Francisco based artist who works in both commercial and fine art.
Cameron emailed her a bunch of random questions, here are her awesome responses:
Cam: DO YOU FIND IT CHALLENGING BEING ESTABLISHED IN BOTH FINE ART AND COMMERCIAL ART?
Hannah: I’ve found a pretty good balance in having them both lend themselves to each other. I don’t know if my formula is similar to that of others, but I keep the base of the majority of my work for the purpose of gallery and personal use. I develop my work this way, experiment with new themes and stuff, then all of the commercial work falls into place after that. I’ve found that by doing this I can be the most true to myself…
C: WHAT IS THE MOST COVETED PIECE OF ART WORK THAT YOU OWN?
H: Like the most famous?? Oh I don’t know, I’ve collected a bunch of shit over the years, and given things away when I get sick of looking at them. My favorites are a little collection of black and white Richard Coleman illustrations, and a Donny Miller print he gave me during a studio visit/interview I did with him for Juxtapoz. I have a couple rad Skinner pieces, sold my Neckface, couldn’t stand my Dalek pieces anymore… I take my own work to thrift stores all the time when I don’t know what else to do with it…. I even got an email from a dude one time that was like ‘ I found your work at a Goodwill in LA, but I didn’t buy it…’ Ha… thanks…
C: YOU HAVE 72 HOURS WITH WAKA FLOCKA AND CAN GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. WHERE DO YOU GO AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
H: FLOCKA!! OHLAYDOET!! Actually I really just wanna hang with Gucci- but Waka can be my in.. we don’t gotta do much, just like eat some BBQ or something, maybe I could try on his Bart Simpson chain… just like regular shit, like bff shit. We’ll get milkshakes and Popeyes, get our hair did..
C: YOU WENT TO SCHOOL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT WORK MOSTLY IN ILLUSTRATION- WHEN DID YOU BEGIN TO FOCUS MORE ON ILLUSTRATING? DO YOU PREFER ILLUSTRATING TO PHOTOGRAPHY?
H: I’ve always drawn, I’ve been pretty engaged with art my whole life. Photography was a good outlet (thanks to my pops) that I had access to early on. I learned a lot about my attractions to color and composition this way, and pushing the limits of photography to be as weird as they possibly could. I haven’t taken photos in forever, everything I ever need to see is on tumblr now, but better.
C: YOUR WORK IS INCREDIBLY DETAILED! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE A SINGLE PIECE?
H: Thanks! It depends where my head is at and how much caffeine I’ve had. Anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks or even months. I tend to work on an entire series at the same time, so I’m creating 10-20 pieces over the course of a couple months. I don’t know. Its difficult to sit down with 1 piece and be like ‘Ok, this is what I’m doing’ As soon as I try that I’ll get sick of it, confused, bored, frustrated or snacky like 100 times.
C: HAMBURGER OR CHEESEBURGER? WHERE IS IT FROM?
H: Pearls Deluxe in San Francisco. Hands down. Cheeseburger, avocado, mushrooms, onions, all of it- with so much ketchup, so many fries… all the fries. Gawd!!
C: DESCRIBE YOUR INSPIRATION PROCESS, HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH NEW MATERIAL?
H: I sift through a lot of web shit, flea market shit, library books, and old periodicals when I can come across them…. I like to think that I do a fair amount of research. Sometimes inspiration can be kind of dry if I let my mind wander, but the more focused I stay, at being in my head I guess, the easier it is. I can usually find inspiration almost anywhere- like the inside of my eyelids if I keep up the weirds.
C: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON INSTAGRAM AND THE NEW ‘FAUXTOGRAPHY’ MOVEMENT?
H: I don’t’ really care. Whatever. I play the game sometimes, I guess I like it. I mean, my dog is cute too, my lunch was delicious, I love my new shoes, my beau, this tree whatever… Its funny, its like NEWS for all of us short attention spanned computer kids that really just wanna hang out with our friends but are too detached to really do anything about it. It’s a good source of inspiration at least…
C: DOUCHIEST MEGACLUB YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO?
H: Jesus. Does LA count? I don’t know, somewhere in LA, I think it was some club on Hollywood. I didn’t get the memo to wear white, or black or whatever it was so I just got really drunk. Though, that point where you just stop caring because you don’t give a fuck about ANYONE around you is always really freeing. I don’t remember why I was there, oh, I got dragged out for some birthday, but I remember it was like the BIGGEST deal in the world to get in. So stupid. Oh, Vincent Gallo and Paris Hilton at the Roosevelt that one time was kinda fun…
C: YOU RECENTLY ILLUSTRATED A SICK MURAL INSIDE OF THE DIOR HOMME SAN FRANCISCO STORE, CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT?
H: Awww, thanks! Yeah, that was awesome. It was also the week before Christmas 2011, so it was really freaking insane- and they were in the middle of construction with it so I was literally drawing amongst tile saws, grinding sanders, dust and like 400 maintenance men, and then a bunch of high fashion merch. that I wasn’t allowed to touch. Actually it was a really amazing experience- they approached me and I had a total of 3 days to complete the piece, and pretty much full creative control. It’s there permanently now, and everyone in there knows me by name, which is pretty cool- so when I go into use their fragrances at least its not too weird…
C: SO WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?
H: I’m getting ready to dive into this 40 foot long installation wall at Kinfolk Presents in Brooklyn this July, and a show at Antler Gallery in PDX in August… um, what else… still working on pulling a new series of landscapes together. I took a really amazing/terrible watercolor class at city college recently, I think I’ll do some more of those. I still want to learn to airbrush, and play piano… and um…. I don’t know, a handful of commercial shit too I guess…
C: BATH SALTS EPIDEMIC OR ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?
H: I can’t believe they sell manufactured bath-salts in head shops that turn people into face eating zombies. What the hell is wrong with everyone?? I kinda just think cannibalism is on the rise… or maybe its all part of the plan..?
C: COURTNEY LOVE vs. A BEAR- IN AN ALL OUT BATTLE TO THE DEATH, WHO WINS?
H: Probably Courtney Love, she’ totally a scrapper. But I’m totally cheering for the bear- to just like rip her head off in one swoop and dance around in those weird lace rags and wear her nosejob on a bear necklace… then he could high five Macaulay Culkin about it. That would be tight.
Hannah Stouffer’s website
Hannah Stouffer invites you to the Tropics this Saturday!
727 Leavenworth St. San Francisco, CA 94109
7:00- 10PM Saturday, July 16th, 2011
The TROPICS is a small curated boutique in San Francisco’s upper Tenderlion district (727 Leavenworth St.) focusing on singularity, artist printed materials and feature apparel with a direct concentration on the illustrated line. Carrying a comparatively modest array, The TROPICS curated selection is currently featuring Blood is the New Black, SPRFKR, Beautiful Decay, Living Proof and Juxtapoz with works by specialty artists and their lines.
Born in Aspen, CO in 1981, San Francisco based illustrator Hannah Stouffer is best known for the incongruity of intricately executed imagery and shadowy and ethereal themes. Stouffer has maintained a strong presence in the illustration world while simultaneously exhibiting her work as both a commercial and fine artist for the past 10 years. both in and out of the Bay Area. With an extensive international client list, an impressive roster of galleries and a new position as the Illustration and Erotic Art Editor at Juxtapoz Magazine, Stouffer is now embarking on a new venture by opening her second shop in San Francisco, heavily involving her personal and creative counterparts.
New Limited Edition silkscreened prints from Hannah Stouffer
Only $20 and available on Hannah’s Etsy Store!
Don’t miss her zine “Suggested Reading” looks amazing….[SinglePic not found]
BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK MARKET GIFT-SHOP
1825 Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA
Grand opening Tuesday November 23rd
(use the password “pork chop” for 25% off November 23-28)
open November 23- 24 & 26-28 from 3 PM – 11 PM &
Thursdays thru Sundays the entire month of December
+ gifts of every size and shape all under $50 +
Blood is the New Black, Dark Matter + Ace Mommawolf tee shirts for guys & gals
Jewelry by Alex & Chloe, Species by the Thousands, Laura Lombardi, & Dark Matter
Toiletries that smell good from Portland General Store
Pretty party dresses from Curatorial by popomomo
Clothing for bad-ass babies from Izzy Wolf
Zines, records, small gifts and prints by artsy artists
Vintage flannels for the manly men in your life
Calendars from the Wild Unknown so you don’t miss important appointments
Robert and Leopold mix tapes for people who still have cassette players
Home-made bacon brittle . . . . .and lots more on the way!
Open November 23rd – December 30th
Thursdays – Sundays 3 PM – 11 PM
1825 W. Sunset Blvd
For those of you in LA see you at BLOOD FEAST, a monthly Blood is the New Black Party!
Monday, July 19st 9 PM – 2 AM at
Footsies 2640 N. Figueroa, Highland Park
Music by rotating BITNB artists, this month’s artist and DJ is Hannah Stouffer!
Grab some Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches, BITNB tees, and case-mate accessories from our Summer Fling Truck.
Our very own Hannah Stouffer was featured on Typo-Graphical
Last night we hosted a holiday dinner for 40 of our closest friends and members of the BITNB family! A big thank you to all who came out to Good Girl Dinette for dinner, your company was all we needed to celebrate the wonderful year that was 2009, and to usher in the even better 2010. We wish our extended family of fans, customers, friends, and artists a happy holiday season, and all the best in 2010.
We thank you all for the love and support. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.
Blood is the New Black
In LA? Check out the opening for Twilight and Fate tonite at Thinkspace featuring artwork by Hannah Stouffer.
See you there!
Friday, July 10th
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
(near Sunset Junction)
Los Angeles, CA 90029
New news from Hannah Stouffer!
Current and Upcoming Shows:
*Oct 11th, 6:30-10pm
Giant Robot ‘Game Over’ Group Show
San Francisco, CA
*Nov 6th, 7-12pm
111 Minna Gallery ‘Freaks of Nature’ Group Show
San Francisco, CA
*Nov 15th, 7-11pm
Gallery 554 ‘Darkness Falls Forever’ Solo Show *
Los Angeles, CA
*Dec 4th, 6-9pm
CC Rider ‘Serpentine Fire’ Solo Show*
San Francisco, CA
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A Little news….
Check out my illustrations in Ludacris and Chris Brown’s new video ‘I Know What Dem Girls Like’!!
Featured as part of the 1800 Tequila campaign- artist designed bottles, Nike Air Force One’s, billboards and print ads
New snowboards out with GNU for rider Barrett Christy!! Rip n Shread maaaaan!!! Voted best new women’s board by Transworld Magazine this month
New products available in my Etsy Store, ’10,000 BC’, ‘Birds of Prey’ and ‘Pythonaidae’ prints!! ‘Amor Muerte’ silkscreened posters!! Art Bureau Magazine, Peacock Feather Pillows and Le Beau zines!!