Joshua Peder Stulen (b. 1986, Spicer, Minnesota) received a MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts in 2015 and a BFA in sculpture from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, in 2009. The predominant focus of Stulen’s artistic practice is the cultural role of sport and music venues within society. His focus of late has been on the affect of stadiums within urban spaces, specifically San Francisco, Oakland, and Minneapolis. Using performance, site-specific events, installations, sculptural interventions, and museum studies, he explores the ways in which social forms, places, spaces, and ideologies are developed in relation to these fields. Stulen has exhibited and performed at Hayes Valley Art Works (2016); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2015); the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (2015); Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2015, 2014); the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2015); Art in Odd Places, Indianapolis (2014); the Lumberyard, Marfa, Texas (2014); the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2014); Sports Basement, San Francisco (2014); Art of This, Minneapolis (2009); and the Soap Factory, Minneapolis (2009), among other places. Along with this, he is one third of the collective groups Stadium Projects, Monte Masi (Adelaide, AU) and Lex Kosieradzki (St Louis, MO) and The Potrero Hill Painting Club, Matt Kotzkin (Los Angeles, CA) and Dan Bouthot (Portland, OR). He lives and works in San Francisco.



MFA, Studio Practice, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


BFA, Sculpture, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN


Study Abroad, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (Art)



Corte Madera Centennial Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA

Present Ground, Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA (curated by Samantha Reynolds)

After Pop Life, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA (curated by Glen Helfand)


Work in Progress: Investigations South of Market, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (in collaboration with Monte Mosi and Lex Kosieradzki, curated by Susie Kantor)

Where We Find Ourselves, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (curated by Kathryn Wade)

Crank, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

MFA Fine Arts Exhibition, CCA, San Francisco, CA

Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

4 x 40, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (curated by Chris Sollars)

All You Can Eat, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV


More Than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Art in Odd Places Indianapolis, Art In Odd Places, Indianapolis, IN

Sunday School, Cranium Devices, San Francisco, CA

There Are No Lakes in Los Angeles, AsofNow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

TAAK Summer School Marfa, The Lumberyard, Marfa, TX

Breakaway, Sports Basement, San Francisco, CA

Weird Neighbor, Soo Local, Minneapolis, MN


That Didn’t Work, Double Bread, San Francisco, CA

28 Jay St, Guitar and Post Gallery, Oakland, CA

Alma Mater, Sideshow Projects, St Paul, MN


The Self, The Other, and Everything Else, Gallery Vault, St. Cloud, MN

Belles Lettres, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

2009 Autumn Art-Quinox, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN

WHO: One Nighter Series, Art of This, Minneapolis, MN

Ten Second Film Festival, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN





SFiCA, Co-Director, San Francisco, CA

Angry Wallflower, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

PLaYSPACE, Advisory Committee, CCA, San Francisco, CA


Magic School Bus, CCA, San Francisco, CA


Regional Student Art Show, Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud, MN



Toby Devan Lewis Award Finalist, CCA, San Francisco, CA


Fine Arts All-College Honors, CCA, San Francisco, CA


First Place, Spring Student Show, Kiehle Gallery, SCSU, St. Cloud, MN


Merle Sykora Art Scholarship, SCSU, St. Cloud, MN



Place Talks: with Hallie Chen and Joshua Peder Stulen, the Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA

Hotchkiss, Sarah, Game On! Oakland Museum Director Bets on Warriors to Win, KQED Arts, June 4, 2015

Hotchkiss, Sarah, The Terrible Truth About MFA Shows, KQED Arts, May 18, 2015

MFA Now Archive Project, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Harbour, Aaron, CCA // MFA Open Studios, Curiously Direct, February 24, 2015


Art in Odd Places Matchmaking, Sky Blue Window, October 14, 2014

Stulen, Josh, Dear Beyoncé, TAAK.learn, May 29, 2014

Stulen, Josh, Chasing Moby Dick in Plato’s Cave, Non-Impossibilities, CCA, San Francisco, CA


Roberts, Chris, Art Hounds: Isa Gagarin, Art Sleds, and a quadruple art opening in Duluth, Minnesota Public Radio, January 26, 2012


McClanahan, Erik, Gone in Ten Seconds, VITA.MN, July 2, 2009, pg. 23-24


Stulen, Josh, Autumn in Moravia: Auschwitz, October 10, 2008



Gallery Manager, Exhibitions and Public Programming, CCA

Artist Assistant to Daniel Dallabrida, Building the Noble Ruin, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO


Teachers Assistant to Erik Scollon, CCA, Fall Semester, Oakland, CA


Artist Assistant to Andy Ducett, More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN


Artist Assistant to Andy Ducett, Why We Do This, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


Videographer, Haegue Yang Artist Residency, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Teachers Assistant to Julie Mecoli, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI


Gallery Assistant, Kiehle Gallery, SCSU, MN

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