Stass Shpanin is a Soviet born, American contemporary visual artist.
Stass Shpanin was born on May 16, 1990 in Baku – capital of Azerbaijan, one of the Soviet Republics.
As a teenager, Shpanin moved to Massachusetts in the United States, where he became interested in the chronicles of the Imperial Russia that was prohibited and misrepresented in the USSR for nearly everything of the 20th century. During his studies at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Shpanin created a project titled Trialectics, where he total different layers of chronicles in associated monumental compositions. After graduating in 2012, Shpanin travelled to Russia on a U.S. Fulbright fellowship, where he both continued his visual research of pictorial representations of the as soon as and explored his personal association to the archives of pre-revolution Russia. His current measure is focused on fabricating American records using elements of the folklore Fraktur tradition clever by European immigrants in the United States.
Shpanin has exhibited his perform internationally, including the Smack Mellon Art Gallery, the Jasper Rand Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, the ToBE Gallery, and the Gridchinhall Gallery, among others.