Christian Dietkus Lord was born in  Oakland California and received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2005 and his MFA from Columbia University in 2013. Working across medias, his work combines fine art and activist modalities to explore issues of consumer culture, individuation and social coercion. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including Deitch Projects, Family Business, Salon 94, Louis B. James as well as the Nicaraguan Biennial and forthcoming Central American Biennial. He is also the recipient of the Michael S. Vivo Memorial Prize and the Fred A. Lane Prize.