Stan Greene was born in 1953 in Mission, British Columbia and is a member of the Sto:lo nation. His mother was Sto:lo and his father, of the Nez Prez nation. Greene remained in the Fraser Valley during his formative years, where he developed a unrelenting interest in Salish art, spirituality and tradition. In1976 he moved to Hazelton, British Columbia to attend the Kitanmax School of Northwest Art at ‘Ksan. There he studied Tsimshian and Haida principles of design. Much to Greene’s disappointment, the teachers at the ‘Ksan school new little about Salish art making. However in returning to Fraser Valley, Greene was able to study and produce works that were Salish in theme and character while drawing on the Tsimshian and Haida traditions he learned in school. Greene was largely self-educated in Salish art-making, gathering inspiration from historic Salish arts in museums and exhibition catalogues as well as through Salish stories, dances and ceremonies.
Stan Greene is considered to be one of the leaders in the revival of Coast Salish art. He produced the first Coast Salish screenprint in 1978 and is renowned for is prints and carvings internationally. He currently lives and works in Chilliwack.