Stopa is a painter and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA from Indiana University and his MFA from Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and edits for a scholarly journal at Columbia University. Stopa is currently curating a travelling museum show for 2017 that will be exhibited in New York, Arkansas, and Tennessee.