Stephen Prina is born in Galesburg, Illinois.
Stephen Prina earns his associate’s degree from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Mike Kelley and Stephen Prina meet at CalArts. Because Prina is a musician, Kelley invites him to play keyboard in an iteration of his band, Gobbler.
Stephen Prina earns his BFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Stephen Prina moves to Los Angeles to attend CalArts. He was drawn to the school due to the number of conceptual artists among the faculty, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler.
Although they weren’t in the same years, Stephen Prina recalls first catching a “glimpse” of Mike Kelley during Prina’s first-semester orientation at CalArts.
Stephen Prina earns his MFA from CalArts.
Stephen Prina teaches at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.
Jorge Pardo attends the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where Mike Kelley and Stephen Prina are his teachers.
Jorge Pardo has a solo exhibition at The Garage, Thomas Solomon’s gallery in West Hollywood, after being introduced to Solomon by Stephen Prina.
Anita Pace explains her interest in collaboration, including with Mike Kelley and Stephen Prina on the performance Beat of the Traps.
Mike Kelley accepts a teaching position at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena alongside Richard Hawkins and Stephen Prina.
Mike Kelley, Anita Pace, and Stephen Prina collaborate on the performance piece Beat of the Traps, which premieres at Gindi Auditorium, University of Judaism, Los Angeles.
Mike Kelley, Stephen Prina, and Jim Shaw perform in Shaw’s performance The Initiation Ritual of the 360 Degrees at MoMA PS1.
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