Stephen Proski was born in the Bay Area, raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and now lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. He is legally blind and colorblind, a painter juggling collage and quilt making. Proski has shown locally in Kansas City at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 50/50, Bunker Center for the Arts, and Epsten Gallery and nationally at Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., RedFox in Bedford, NY, Providence College in Providence, RI, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts in Saint Louis, MO, and internationally at the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He has been featured in local publications such as KC Studio Magazine and The Kansas City Star, as well as nationally in NEA Arts Magazine and Temporary Art Review. Proski holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and is a recipient of the 2017 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award.