Conan Stark is a multidisciplinary Artist, Teacher + Head of the Visual Art Dept at Cameron Heights in Kitchener, Ontario and Vice-Chair of CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area). He is an associate member of The COVERT Collective and has co-curated several events organized by the collective.
Stark is fascinated with traditional and contemporary art practices. This contrast presents itself in the themes and production of his work, where he uses: photography, mixed media and digital illustration to explore the anachronistic quality of vibrant digital artwork to render traditional materials and spaces. The use of diverse subject matter, contrasting light, colour and line work evokes the indelible atmosphere and power of storytelling.
He was born in Northern Ontario growing up in a low tech atmosphere and moved to the Region of Waterloo in the mid 1980s. He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo obtaining a B.F.A. (2002) and later a B.E.D. (2003) from the University of Western Ontario.