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. 



Born in 1983, Oakland California, United States

Lives and works New York, NY


2013    MFA, Columbia University, NY

2005   BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY


2014   Central American Biennial, Guatemala City   

2014   Nicaraguan Biennial,  curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Fundación Ortiz Gurdián, Managua Nicaragua

2014    Purple and Gold, Louis B. James Gallery, NY

2013   Touch the Moon, curated by Kristen Lorello, Louis B. James Gallery, NY

2013   Antithesis at Active Space, NY

2013   Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Fionn Meade, Fischer Landau Center, NY 

2013    In Praise of Chance and Failure, Family Business, NY         

2013     Magical Thinking, 200 Livingston, NY

2012     Contemporary Ceramics,  curated by JJ Peet, Neiman CenterColumbia University, NY    

2012      Columbia MFA First Year Show, Wallach Art Gallery, NY   

2012      Outside Mediation, Green Gallery, curated by Robin Cameron, Yale University. New Haven, CT 

2011      Living Live, LGBT Center, New York, NY

2010      Cyclops: Second Guest Projects,  NY  

2010      Graphomania,  Portland, OR

2010      Hell No, Convent of Saint Cecilia, NY 

2009      Stars! Salon94, New York, NY 

2006      Art Star, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2005      Young Painters, Dinaburg Arts,  NY

2005      No Nouns Aloud, Columbia University, NY 

2005      FlUX: Group show at Table 50,  NY


Michael S. Vivo Memorial Prize for outstanding fourth year student, New York, NY

Fred. A. Lane Prize for outstanding third year student New York, NY