Todd Stong is an artist based in Philadelphia, PA who makes, among other things, intricate Micron pen drawings on smooth bristol and gessoed wood panels, sometimes using Xacto blades to carve in even finer detail. He is inspired by the American city's encroachment on the pastoral, and the resulting artificial landscapes created along the edges of the suburban and the rural. The drawings expand through the microscopic to the oceanic as a density of marks allows him to explore scale with a sense of obsession and wonder.

Todd received a B.A. in Visual Arts and Literary Arts from Brown University in 2014, with coursework at the Rhode Island School of Design.  He has shown in a number of exhibitions, both group and solo, in venues including New Urban Arts in Providence, RI, The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA, BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD, and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. He has completed residencies at The Art Students League of New York Vytlacil Campus, CAC Woodside, and the Vermont Studio Centers, and he took part in the Post-Graduate Apprentice program at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, where he has work in the permanent collection.

He is in his first year teaching middle-and-high school painting (and math!) at the Kimberton Waldorf School in Kimberton, PA.

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