Curt Lund (M.F.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is an educator, designer, curator, writer-performer, and multimedia artist — all reflections of his passions for connecting words, images, and objects in nerdy and satisfying ways.
As Assistant Professor of Digital Media Arts at Hamline University, Curt teaches a wide variety of graphic design and digital arts courses with an enthusiasm for storytelling in all forms, from history and literature to politics and pop culture. Research areas include graphic design history, material culture, museum studies, and LGBTQ+ representation in media.
Curt's professional experience includes tenures as marketing and design manager at Minnesota Center for Book Arts; tour guide / museum educator at the Walker Art Center; guest curator for the Goldstein Museum of Design and Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts; contract web designer for the State of Minnesota; and environmental graphic designer for a variety of national retail clients.
Curt's artwork has been featured in juried exhibitions across the U.S., and he has served as juror for numerous festivals and art fairs. Locally, venues include the Minnesota Museum of American Art (upcoming), the Minneapolis Central Library, Plains Arts Museum, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, University of Minnesota's Larson Art Gallery and Coffman Memorial Union, and the Twin Cities Pride Festival.
As a writer-storyteller, Curt has shared his work on stages, pages, and airwaves including Minnesota Public Radio, McSweeney's, the Minnesota Book Awards, CBC Radio Canada, the Minneapolis Geek Slam, Story Arts MN's Tellabration!, Walker Art Center Open Field, CONvergence, Pride festivals in three states, and five feature-length spoken word storytelling productions (three of which were awarded Minnesota Fringe Festival "Encore" status).