Christopher M. Houltberg

Director of Schwartz School of the Arts

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Dept of art & design

Christopher Houltberg is a Minneapolis-based artist, designer and educator. Born in Salina, Kansas, Houltberg went to the West Coast for undergraduate studies and the East Coast for graduate school. His creative practice includes making, designing and teaching aesthetics and sits at the intersection of design and fine art. Shortly after moving to Minneapolis in 2005, he began working as a designer and art director for an international architecture firm. Drawing on this array of experiences, Houltberg employs an interdisciplinary perspective in his creative practice both in making and teaching. His artwork has been exhibited both locally and nationally and has been a recipient of a Jerome Fellowship (2012) and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2020). He is director of Design & Agency, a trans-disciplinary design studio where students, faculty and community members co-create: generating ideas and solving problems to create good in the world.


M.F.A in Visual Arts, Lesley College of Art & Design

B.A. in Graphic Design, Azusa Pacific University