Craig Stecyk is a Southern California native whose varied accomplishments in art, popular, skate, and surf culture are globally recognized. His life was portrayed in Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), and Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012), films for which he consulted, produced, and/or wrote. Although involved in the founding of Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions Surf Shop in Santa Monica, California, Stecyk has maintained a rigorous studio practice and exhibition schedule for almost five decades. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Art from California State University, Northridge and has exhibited his installations, photographs, prints, sculptures, and videos locally, nationally, and internationally. The archival component of Stecyk’s work acknowledges cultural, economic, and social transitions, including the gentrification and elimination of communities with which he was geographically and historically linked.