Collection Overview

Curator's Statement

3rd Floor is a new series of contemporary exhibitions and installations. These exhibitions are made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature and, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Rochester Art Center is a recipient of a McKnight Foundation Award and a Bush Foundation Grant. The Rochester Art Center is also a recipient of support from the City of Rochester.

Kris Douglas
Managing Curator, Rochester Art Center

Applications for the 3rd Floor Emerging Artists Series at the Rochester Art Center will be accepted from June 15 - August 15, 2005. Application materials will be available for download at starting May 31.

Abinadi Meza is an artist based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Meza is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Minnesota where he teaches Sound Art and Electronic Art. Meza's work has been shown internationally, recently appearing in the Biennale for Electronic Art, Perth Australia; Rooseum Test Site, Mälmo Sweden; Loisaida Cortos Film Festival, New York City; and La Casa Encendida, Madrid Spain.

Liz Miller was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1975. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999. Her recent exhibitions have included large-scale, mixed media installations at Augsburg College and the Regis Center for Art (Minneapolis), and her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the Midwest.

Tema Stauffer grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1995 and received a Master's Degree in Photography from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. She has been exhibiting work in alternative art spaces in Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York, as well as collaborating on projects with another Minneapolis based visual artist and a minimalist music ensemble called Smattering.

Scott Stulen was born in Willmar, Minnesota in 1974. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He has exhibited throughout the country including recent exhibitions at the Katherine Nash Gallery, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, University of Washington-Bellingham, Soo Visual Arts Center, and the 2004 New American Paintings Midwest Regional Exhibition.
Erik Ullanderson was born in Minnesota in 1971. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. His recent work explores daily irritations, desires and struggles with emotion affecting his logic. He has shown throughout the Midwest in group and solo exhibitions at various locations including the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Betty Rymer Gallery, and Cannovas Pizzeria and intellectual emporium.


Collection Classification

Mixed Media