Stella Guan is a queer, non-binary 22-year-old from Brooklyn, New York. Currently, Stella is majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Creative Writing at the American University of Paris. Additionally, they are pursuing a career as a tattoo artist.
Stella has had an interest in art since childhood, often occupying themselves making little books full of doodles. It wasn't until 2019 that they started experimenting with different mediums and developing their own style.
Having grown up in a challenging household with difficult family relationships, and dealing with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) as well as gender identity struggles, Stella uses their art and writing as the ultimate form of expression.
By translating deeply rooted, emotionally scarring experiences and memories into their paintings, Stella challenges not only themselves but also their viewers to delve into the most horrifying, bitter, and hurt parts of themselves.
With their paintings, Stella hopes to bring awareness to the difficulties of living with a mental health disorder and being a trauma survivor, as well as bring light to the topics of cultural identity, gender identity, and sexuality.
2020 | Skin Mutts: A Conversation about Cultural Identity | Group Exhibition
2020 | Toula Gallery: Summer's Over | Group Exhibition
2021 | The Holy Art: “Rebirth” | Virtual Group Exhibition
2021 | The Holy Art: “Identity” | Virtual Group Exhibition
2021 | The Holy Art: “Utopia” | Virtual Group Exhibition
2021 | Skin Mutts II: Layers of Cultural Identity | Group Exhibition
2021 | Reclaim Pride Coalition: Queer Liberation March
2020 | Art Hole UK: Issue 3
2021 | Art Hole UK: Issue 9