24.01.2012 in23:11 in City scape, architecture -->
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. Some of her work in Chicago included photographing dog shows throughout the Midwest for which she received a CAAP grant, and contributing photos to CITY2000 – an archive of photographs examining the city of Chicago in the year 2000. Tema moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in January, 2001. She has since 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. One of these collaborations included a fusion of digital photography, drawing, and sound at the Cowles Conservatory of The Walker Art Center in July 2002. Tema is also a participant of a collective of women photographers called Nymphoto who launched their first exhibition in New York in December, 2002. Her work has been shown at The Chicago Cultural Center, The Terra Museum of American Art, The Musee Departmental d’ Art Contemporain de Rouchechourt, The Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, The Hyde Park Art Center, Adrain College, The Joymore Gallery, the Butcher Shop Gallery, The Gallery 400, The Icebox Gallery, The Detroit Contemporary, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Heaven Gallery, David Allen Gallery, Jon Oulman Gallery, and Central Lakes College Gallery. A large body of her work was shown in an exhibition called “Heart Land” in the summer 2004 through The Minnesota Center for Photography at The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at The University of Minnesota and she is preparing for a solo exhibition at The Rochester Art Center in November 2004. She has participated in six group shows at Jen Bekman and her solo show, “American Stills”, opens October 2004.