Curtis Olson is an artist living in Park City, Utah. In other incarnations he has worked as a writer, a designer, and an award winning architect whose wide-ranging projects span seven countries and combine cutting-edge design with environmentally sensitive planning and materials. Since turning full time to his art career, his work has shown both nationally and internationally and he has been awarded artist residencies and fellowships. He was awarded the individual Artist Fellowship by the Wyoming Arts Council. Olson’s art is held in many corporate and private collections, and in the permanent collections of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and the Museum of Santa Barbara.
Curtis received an Architecture degree from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He has studied graphic design and fine arts at the University of Maryland – College Park and at the University of California - Berkeley.
Curtis Olson is a busy man. When he is not feverishly creating award-winning objects of art marked by discernible power and multiple dualities, he is sometimes designing daring contemporary architecture rooted in traditional vernacular. Reckless expressionism tempered by a classically trained eye is the hallmark of his vast and constantly expanding oeuvre.
Having been raised semi-nomadically, living mostly in the Western United States as a young boy, Curtis has returned to his Western roots to set up residence amid the splendor of Park City, Utah. When he isn’t pouring out his heart in his studio, adventuring in the wilds, fighting for peace, justice and the environment, Curtis is traveling the globe increasing his ever expanding knowledge of the world’s art, culture, architecture and gastronomy.
Curtis’ status is enhanced by his possession of an Architecture degree from the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, and numerous studies in Graphic Design and the Fine Arts from some of the United States best institutions.