ADDISON STONESTREET

Stonestreet is an artist from Kansas City currently living and working in San Diego, CA. He is the Assistant Director of A SHIP IN THE WOODS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit art foundation located in Escondido, CA. 

Addison Stonestreet has Tourette's Syndrome. His case may be seen as incredibly mild but the advantages brought on by the TS, make him unusually gifted. 

With a degree in painting, multi-disciplinary art practices, Addison's education and work experience has lead to a career as a fine artist.

Stonestreet's art is a direct response of how he sees the world around him. Taking in information and inspiration from anything and everything. He employs a range of mediums, substrates and subject matter to create his artwork.  Over the years Stonestreet has developed a complex process of mark making to generate his colorful creations. Letting his intuition guide his work.

"Don't ever be afraid to make a mark"

- Addison Stonestreet

Oliver Sacks wrote about a patient who was practically unbeatable at ping-pong:

Sacks cited a study where a control group of “neuro-typicals” and a person with Tourette’s were asked to react as quickly as possible to a situation. The control group proved able to respond two to two and a half times faster than usual and with poor aim. The person with Tourette’s responded five to six times faster than usual and without compromising accuracy. “This is very real, this mixture of speed and accuracy,” Sacks said. “I think it often is part of Tourette’s.”

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EDUCATION

BFA, Painting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

A SHIP IN THE WOODS, Del Mar, CA, “TIC

2013

1819 Central Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Just Right

Geo's Pizzeria, Overland Park, KS

2012

Black Dog Coffeehouse, Lenexa, KS    

Henrys, Lawrence, KS, Such is Life

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Bar Basic, San Diego, CA

San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, "Monster Draw Rally"

A SHIP IN THE WOODS, Del Mar, CA, “My Name Is, I Am From"

2014

A SHIP IN THE WOODS, Del Mar, CA, “Boohai”

2013

1819 Central Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011

Moundview, Lawrence, KS, Local Artists

Hobbs Gallery, Lawrence, KS

Go Gallery, Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Senior Art Show

2010    

Art & Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, Juried Art Show

2009     

6th Gallery, Lawrence, KS

 

RESIDENCIES

2014

A SHIP IN THE WOODS, Del Mar, CA

 

CURATIONS

2011

Moundview, Lawrence, KS, Local Artists

 

COMMISSIONS

2013

Boys & Girls Club

Sporting KC

Johns Pita Bakery

Geos Pizzeria

2012

LURB Gallery

Advance Gallery

 

HONORS

2010

Juried Art Show Finalist at the Spencer Museum of Art