Artist INC Fellow Stephen Proski Featured on Cover of NEA Magazine
Stephen Proski, Artist INC Fellow 2013, is a visually impaired artist whose work is displayed on the cover of the most recent issue of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Arts. He’s a multimedia media artist who works with paint and found objects. His collages are unexpectedly fluid, often using his old paintings as the basis of new compositions. His work, which is characterized by bold color and strong presence in line and form, is creating quite a stir. In fact, the 24-year-old is a winner in this year’s VSA awards. (VSA is an international organization on arts, education and disability. Each year, it honors young artists with disabilities.)
Proski is a double-threat—he’s a visual artist as well as a talented composer. Blending synthetic sound with complex mixes, Proski’s music possesses the bold movement that can be seen in his visual pieces. In the video below, you will hear some of his music throughout the interview—as well as Stephen Proski’s insights about his visual impairment and its impact on his creative process.