Stu Mead

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Stu Mead (born 1955 in Iowa) is an American painter living in Berlin, Germany. In 1987 he earned a B.F.A from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is primarily-known for girl art incorporating strong elements of sexual fantasy, fetish and taboo themes, including adolescent sexuality and bestiality. His work could be said to exist somewhere between Balthus and good-girl artist Bill Ward. He is a member of NO!art.

Stu Mead also has done at least one work of spanking art, titled "Spanking" (M/f, see link below).


  • The Immortal MAN BAG Journal of Art (with Frank Gaard), 1999 (Le Dernier Cri)
  • Miniput, 2003 (Le Dernier Cri)
  • Devil's Milk, 2005 (Le Dernier Cri)
  • Krampussy, 2008 (Le Dernier Cri)
  • Private Zone, 2009 (Timeless)
  • Men beg (with Frank Gaard), 2011 (Le Dernier Cri])
  • Fentasia, 2012 (Le Dernier Cri)


Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 1999 Speedboat Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • 1999 Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
  • 1999 Un Regard Moderne, Paris, France
  • 1999 endart, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 endart, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 Un Regard Moderne, Paris, France
  • 2004 Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium
  • 2005 Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006 Portraits+, Videodrom, Berlin, Germany

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2002 Girls and Animals, Galerie Katze 5, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 Dicksmith Gallery, London, England
  • 2003 Le Dernier Cri: Legendary Publishers of the International Underground, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2003 Please Don't Make Me Cry, Curated by Georgina Starr, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
  • 2004 When Love Turns to Poison, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 BerlinTendenzen, Institut de Cultura La Capella, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007 Fantasy Circus, Span Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2008 (March) "Mollusk Kollektiv", Bongo?t Gallery, Berlin

See also[edit]


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