Stan Bevan was born in 1961 in Terrace, BC and raised in the near by village of Kitselas on the Skeena River in Northern British Columbia. His Father is Tsirnshian from the village of Kitselas. He is Tahltan- Tlingit through his mother's side and her home village is Telegraph Creek, British Columbia. By 1987 Stan had a strong grounding in art and culture, having contributed to numerous commissions, educational projects and ceremonies under the guidance of Dempsey Bob and began to concentrate on his own pieces.
He has received numerous commissions, often in collaboration with his cousin Ken McNeil, including a totem pole for the University of British Columbia First Nations House of Learning and a totem pole that represented Canada at Expo 92 in Seville, Spain (later raised at the Kitselas Cultural Centre). Since that time Stan has produced an impressive body of work and begun to develop an independent style that is providing the individual recognition and a reputation for monumental commissions. He has been included in many exhibitions defining the future directions of wood sculpture.
Stan's most significant project to date has been the design and creation of the all of the artwork at the Kitselas Cultural Centre at the Kitselas Canyon. The project began in 2007 and took four years to complete.
Stan is the Coordinator of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Coast Mountain College since its inception in 2006. He is responsible for the management of the program and delivery of the curriculum.