Born and educated in the Midwest, Stark has produced more than 75 films and videos since 1980. Additionally, he has created numerous gallery and non-gallery installations using film and video, and elaborate photographic collages using large grids of images. Stark’s films and videos have been shown nationally and internationally, including one person shows at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pacific Film Archive, the REDCAT (Los Angeles) Filmforum (Los Angeles) and many others. His work has been the subject of two three-part retrospectives at the Anthology Film Archives (New York, 2014) and at San Francisco Cinematheque (2001). His film Angel Beach was invited into the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Stark lives in Austin, where in 2012, he initiated Experimental Response Cinema, an avant-garde film screening series.