Curt Lund is an educator, graphic designer, mixed media artist, art museum tour guide, arts nonprofit administrator and freelance writer/performer -- all of which branch from his passion for storytelling and for combining words, images and objects in nerdy and satisfying ways. Curt's mixed and found media artwork often explores science and pseudo-science, geographies, social norms and deviance, order versus chaos, and his fascination with systems and how they function: diagrams, technical drawings, charts and graphs, instructions and explanations. His love of taking everyday objects, images and texts apart and recombining the pieces to decontextualize and recontextualize creates work rich in statement, metaphor and humor. Curt's work has been featured in over two dozen juried exhibitions across the Midwest. Sightings include the Minneapolis Public Library, University of Minnesota Larson Art Gallery and Coffman Memorial Union, Rochester Art Center, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Artrujillo Gallery, Altered Esthetics, Susan Hensel Gallery, Stevens Square Center for the Arts, and others in Iowa, Tennessee, Colorado, South Dakota, and the UK. Curt likes to say that he doesn't have a body of work so much as a basement of work. Also a storytelling writer and performer, City Pages has declared Curt "(one) of the Cities' brightest talents" and a "deliciously geeky Fringe mainstay". His literary work has appeared on stages, pages and airwaves including Minnesota Public Radio, McSweeney’s, CBC Radio Canada, the Minneapolis Geek Slam, Literary Death Match, Walker Art Center's Open Field, Northstar Storytelling League's Tellabration!, Rockstar Storytellers, GLBT Pride festivals in three states, and countless other cabaret and benefit performances across the Midwest and in glamorous faraway destinations from Vegas to Vermillion. With performing partner Laura Bidgood, Curt has co-created several critically acclaimed spoken word storytelling shows, including four full-length productions for the Minnesota Fringe Festival.