Britt Stadig received a BFA from the University of Connecticut along with 3 other majors including graphic design, painting, and printing. She moved to Austin, TX after graduation and did fine addition book binding, and continued print making at a print co-op. She did her own writing in Austin, TX, then moved to Philadelphia and received her masters degree. She moved to Tennessee with her husband and worked at FRIST.
Stadig accepted a teaching position at AIT-Nashville, she taught undergraduate studies of type, and stone lithography with color. Most of her work is a focus on her families early history, her works included her Uncle, who was a prisoner in Alcatraz, due to counterfeiting, and robbery. He once tried to escape Alcatraz because he was caught counterfeiting in the prison, yet he ended up committing suicide. Britt began with photographs, focusing on one character at a time and added her own text. The chair is in all of Stadig’s work. Her characters can be seen either reclining, or seated. Another huge symbol in her works are her grandmother Ruth. Her grandmother would have her husband drive her around and she would take notes on her neighbors. Her grandmother was a very brutal person, she was highly aggressive and verbally abusive towards family members.
In Stadig’s text work, she uses wood type and uses it in an expressive way. Britt’s works may use one picture in many different ways, she uses visual symbolism, such as a chair which she constitutes as her self portrait. When she is working on a particular piece, she wants you to see them at every angle. For instance when she does a character such as her grandmother, she wants you to see that she isn’t an easy person to get along with. Also all of her characters are houses, like a house, it may look beautiful on the outside, but you don’t know what is going on inside.
Brits’ work is never framed because it is never finished, her prints are constantly being worked...