Rob Stephens, AKA Good Kid Rob is an artist from the New Orleans area who recently relocated from Des Moines, Iowa. Rob creates semi-autobiographical works and his finished products are paintings, silkscreens, affordable giclee prints, comic book sequences, and monumental woodcut prints. His works employ a heavy gestural line and saturated color, often at odds with the themes and narratives depicted.
Rob received a BFA in Painting from Southern Methodist University and a MFA in Printmaking from Ohio State University. Rob was a university art professor teaching Studio Art and Art History for 15 years. He was visiting artist at Mission Graphica in San Francisco, and has assisted in numerous print workshops across the country, including those at Frogman’s Press and Tom Huck’s Evil Prints. He is the 2016 recipient of the Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellowship.