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Professor Curt Lund 1

Contact Info

Curt Lund
651 523-2184
Drew Residence Hall 191
Hamline University MS-B1801
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Curt Lund

Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Curt Lund
651 523-2184
Drew Residence Hall 191
Hamline University MS-B1801
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

Curt Lund (M.F.A., University of Minnesota) is an educator, designer, curator, writer/performer, and mixed media artist -- all pursuits that embody his love for storytelling and for connecting words, images and objects in nerdy and unexpected ways. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Arts, with a focus on graphic design.

Curt's academic interests include design critique, visual literacy and critical response; design history and material culture; curation and the act of collecting; printmaking and book arts; representations of the LGBTQ community in advertising and media; and the redefinition of the design artifact in the digital age. His professional experience includes tenures as marketing and design manager at Minnesota Center for Book Arts; tour guide and museum educator at the Walker Art Center; and co-curator of "Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director" for the Goldstein Museum of Design in St. Paul.

Curt has served as juror for numerous exhibitions and festivals, and his own work has been featured in galleries and art centers including the Minneapolis Central Library, Plains Arts Museum, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, University of Minnesota's Larson Art Gallery and Coffman Memorial Union, Twin Cities Pride Festival, and numerous other venues across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom.

Teaching Style

Design is an iterative process driven by exploration, evaluation, and constant improvement. Curt's studio courses emphasize hands-on, largely self-defined projects that engage broader societal and cultural concepts. This requires students to be curious, self-motivated, collaborative, objective, and open to giving and receiving constructive criticism in an environment built on trust and mutual respect.