Steven Vander Meer

Steven Vander Meer is a northern California artist who has been drawing on index cards since his Minnesota college days. His first short film on index cards, Arcata Brain Closet, was completed in 1988. He now has five films in the can, which in total comprise more than twenty thousand index card drawings, which he keeps organized in an old library card catalog in his studio. With animation he continues to explore the tension between extremely tight control, and utter chaos.


BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, media arts, 1985