ABOUT

BIO

Scott Stulen is the Director and President of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an artist, writer, curator, programmer and dj. Previously he was the first Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Director of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, Project Director of mnartists.org at the Walker Art Center and Associate Curator at the Rochester Art Center (MN). He is has created and curated innovative exhibitions and programming including the ARTx program at the IMA, first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest),Community Supported Art (CSA), Artist Designed Mini Golf, and the Walker Art Center’s Open Field initiative. He is currently leading the Philbrook Museum of Art, creating a model for the museum of the future through immersive and accessible experiences, relevant community engagement and radical openness.

EDUCATION

2004, MFA, Painting and Drawing, minor in Art History, University of Minnesota
1998, BFA, Sculpture, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – Present  Director and President, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2014 – 2016  Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
2008 – 2014  Project Director, mnartists.org, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 – 2014  Director, McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers, mnartists.org, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2009 – 2013  co-Director, SELLOUT Gallery / Catalog Projects, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2007 – 2008  Associate Curator, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota
2004 – 2008  Curator of Education, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota

SELECTED PROJECTS

2014 – 2016 Curator, ARTx, Indianapolis Museum of Art
2011 – 2014 Curator and Producer, Internet Cat Video Festival, Walker Art Center
2012 – 2013 Curator, Walker Artist Mini-Golf Project, Walker Art Center
2011 – 2014 Curator, Northern Spark at Open Field, Walker Art Center
2010 – 2014 co-Curator, Open Field Initiative, Walker Art Center
2010 – 2014 co-Creator, CSA program, mnartists.org/Walker Art Center
2010 – 2013 Programer, Open Field Drawing Club
2009 Programer, SkySpace/Soundspace Concert Series, Walker Art Center

PUBLICATIONS

2015 Drawings of Objects in the Background of TV Shows, Mystery Spot Books
2012 Open Field, Walker Art Center Postscript
2011 Location Books, Hot 3-way Action: TAPOLA/ULLANDERSON/STULEN
2010 A Theory of Values, Exhibition Catalog
2007 New American Paintings Midwest Regional Juried Competition
2007 Saatchi Online Magazine Critic’s Choice chosen by Angela Roberts
2007 Saatchi Online Magazine Critic’s Choice by Rebecca Geldard
2004 New American Paintings Midwest Regional Juried Competition

SELECTED CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES

2017 Curator: Paula McCartney: Bird Watching, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Curator: Karl Unnasch: Playtime in Indy, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Curator: Artist Designed Mini-Golf, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Curator: Mapping the Ether, Stephanie Nugent Dance, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Curator: Daniel Wohl: Holographic, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Karl Unnasch: Playtime in Indy, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Jason Torchinsky: Driving Artificializer, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Avant Brunch: Son Lux/Alan Sternberg, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Peter Pan: A New Orchestral Commission with ICO, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Erik Ullanderson, iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Optical Popsicle Infinity, Know No Stranger, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Curator: Soundscape: New Site Specific Sound Works, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Curator: Art in Odd Places, Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Curator: E is for Equinox, Stuart Hyatt, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Curator: Water Mining, IMA, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Curator: Optical Popsicle 7, Know No Stranger, IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
2014 Curator: Wheels to Reels: A Bike-in Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
2013 Curator: Internet Cat Video Festival, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Curator: Wheel and Reels: Bike-in Video Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
2012 Juror: University of Minnesota Duluth Student Exhibition, Duluth, MN
2012 Curator: Fire Works at Northern Spark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Curator: Afternoon Delight, Tuckunder Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Juror: Bethel College Student Exhibition, St Paul, MN
2012 Juror: PRIDE Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Juror: mnartists.org marketplace, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant Panel, St Paul, MN
2010 A Theory of Values, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Juror: 2009 Art Shanty Projects, Performances, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Untitled, Soo Vac, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN
2010 Curator: FLAT LINE, SELLOUT gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN
2009 TAPOLA / TECTONIC / LAHR, SELLOUT gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Curator: Critics Exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2009 Curator: ARTmn: The Precious Object, Minneapolis Public Library, MN
2009 Panelist: Forecast Public Art Fellowships, Forecast Public Art, MN
2009 Juror: College of Visual Arts Student Art Exhibition, CVA, St. Paul, Minnesota
2009 Juror: Multiples Mall, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Juror: 2009 Art Shanty Projects, Performances, Art Shanty Projects, MN
2009 Juror: Ridgewater College Annual Student Exhibition, Willmar, MN
2009 Juror: ARTSWest 30, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, MN
2008 Curator: Eric Carroll, Sunburn, Rochester Art Center, MN
2008 Curator: Paula McCartney, Birdwatching, Rochester Art Center, MN
2007 Curator: Mary Reid Kelley, Rochester Art Center, MN
2007 Curator: Nick Conbere, Constructed Landscapes, Rochester Art Center,
2007 Curator: David Bowen: On Growth and Form, Rochester Art Center, MN
2007 Curator: Jennifer Danos, Hidden in Plain Site, Rochester Art Center, MN
2007 Curator: Nancy Rexroth: Iowa, Rochester Art Center, MN
2007 Curator: Second Annual Headphone Festival, Rochester Art Center, MN
2007 Juror: Annual Student Exhibition, St. Cloud State University, MN
2007 Juror: Annual Student Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, MN
2007 Juror: Spring Student Exhibition, Studio Academy Rochester, MN
2007 Curator: Headphone Festival at Spark, University of Minnesota, MN
2006 Curator: First Annual Headphone Festival, Rochester Art Center, MN
2006 Juror: Annual Juried Member Exhibition, Hopkins Center for Art, MN
2004 Curator: (a) drift, Hopkins Center for Art, Hopkins, MN

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

2016-present     Trustee, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
2016-present     Board President, Cat Video Fest, Seattle, WI
2014-present     Advisory Board, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2013-present     Advisory Board, CatCon, Los Angeles, CA
2014- 2016        NORA Alliance
2014-2016         Marketing Committee, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2015-2016         Board Member, NORA Community Alliance, Indianapolis, IN
2010-2012         Board Member, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2011-2014         Board Member, Tuckunder Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010-2013         Advisory Board, ARThouse, New London, MN
2011-2014         Professional Advisory Committee, University of Wisconsin- Stout, Menomonie, WI
2010-2013         Visual Arts Advisory Committee, College of Visual Arts, St Paul, MN

SELECTED LECTURES AND PANELS

2016 Navy Pier Reimagined, (Chicago, IL) 2016
2016 Fairbanks Symposium on Public Art, University of Indianapolis
2015 Why Cat Videos? Future Everything, (Manchester, UK)
2015  The Future of Museums, MuseumNext (Indianapolis, IN)
2014 Cat Cash: The Economy of Viral Videos, SXSW Interactive (Austin, TX)
2013 Blitz Wisdom, IFP Conference, (New York, NY)
2013 Westmusings, Western Museum Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City,
2013  Opening Keynote, CultureTECH Festival
2013  #catvidfest: Is This the End of Art, SXSW Interactive, (Austin, TX)
2012 Happy Mutant Smorgasbord, TEDx INDY, (Indianapolis, IN)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2008 Adjunct Professor, Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, Minnesota
2006 – 2014 Graduate Mentor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 – 2008 Adjunct Instructor, College of Visual Art, St Paul, Minnesota
2005 – 2010 Instructor of Art, Split Rock Artist Program, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 – 2007 Adjunct Instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002 – 2004 Instructor of Record, , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

AWARDS AND HONORS

2011     Frans Masereel Centre Residency, Kasterlee, Belgium
2008     Meet the Composers Creative Connections Grant
2008     Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
2005     Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
2004     Katherine E. Nash Purchase Prize
2002     Zelda Berman Fliegel Memorial Graduate Art Scholarship

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Wait for It, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
2012 Selected Works, MNSCU Central Office, St. Paul, MN
2012 A Clean, Poorly Lit Space, University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, WI
2009 Kool-Aid Drunk, ebersmoore gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Field Day, Art Institute International, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2009 Everything you do better than me is stupid, Rosalux Gallery
2008 Why Are You Making Me Sad, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota
2008 Losing My Edge, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
2008 Glowmobile, Artspace, Atwater, Minnesota
2008 Lead Guitar, No Vocals, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud, Minnesota
2007 Homecoming, Arthouse Gallery, New London, Minnesota
2005 Carrie on my wayward one, Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 stuff I made in my couchfort and my continuing obsession with Bridget Riley, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2004 still more paintings about nature, weather, and the Midwest, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson Campus, Hutchinson, Minnesota
2003 more paintings about buildings, food, and floating hands, University of  Wisconsin-Marathon County, Wausau, Wisconsin
2000  New Abstractions for Modern Living, Ridgewater College, Willmar, Minnesota

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Days of Future Past, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Drawings of Objects in the Background of TV Shows, Soo VAC, Minneapolis, MN
2014 The Cat Show Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Objects for Consideration, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2013 The Alumni Show, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2013 WAM@20, Wiesman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2012 12x12x12, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
2011 Hot 3-way Action, Soo Vac, Minneapolis, MN
2011 EPICUS DOOMICUS ARTICUS, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 The Bearded What, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium
2010 Off the Wall, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Off the Strip, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
2010 Vertical Currency, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2009 FLEISCHER/NUSZ/STULEN, SELLOUT Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2009 The Sun Also Rises, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2009 Resurfacing, FALLON Creative, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Still Waiting for that Teenage Feeling, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
2008 Draw Too, Soo Vac, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Arrested Development, Saint Mary’s College, South Bend, IN
2007 Festival of Appropriation, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2007 Biennial 24, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2006 Recent Acquisitions, Weisman Art Museum, MN
2006 ID ME, Ephemeral Space Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2006 Open Door 2, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Diverse Connections, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Minnesota State Arts Board AI Exhibition, State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
2005 Mythical Tales, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Flora, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2005 Meticulum, VU Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2004 Draw, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Interplay: Juried U of MN Alumni Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery,
2004 Painting without Paint (or very little of it), Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN
2004 The Digital Revolution: New Media Art of the 21st Century, Schaefer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
2004 Refresh, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, MN
2004 (a) drift, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2003 Man dat ory, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Untitled II, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Graduate Art Scholarship Award Show, Katherine Nash Gallery, MN
2001 Biennial Graduate Student Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, MN