Bio

Currently showing photographic work with Durden and Ray in Los Angeles.

He is the Chair of Arts, Media, and Performance and Professor of Media Arts, Cinema & Photography at Los Angeles Mission College.

Stage’s most recent artwork is comprised of photographs and films that were shot in Los Angeles and the surrounding suburban cities of Southern California. Most of these spaces and objects are the mundane of the everyday urban environment. Seemingly around every corner, there is often a collision of aesthetic choices that were never “collaborative” in that time usually separated the development. This usually creates the very unplanned feel of the LA area where an organic dance of growth and decay are accepted. If we slow down and look deeper there is unique evidence of “the story” in each place. We have been there and left our mark.

Curtis has taught Media Arts at Claremont Graduate University, Cal State Long Beach, University of La Verne and Cerritos College.

Curtis also owned and directed a Multimedia Production company which produced broadcast commercials, documentaries, motion graphics, and websites. Currently, Curtis works in Multimedia Production on a freelance basis doing Post Production and Motion, Camera Operation, and Web App/Web Interface design. Clients have included: MGM Studios, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Touchstone Pictures/ILM, Suissa Miller, and Sierra Club. Curtis produces and co-hosts the Best Coast Show

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Dreams Upon Waking: MUTO, Budapest Hungary
Los Angeles Is, Once Again: Gallery of Art at Temple University, Rome, Italy Curated by Camilla Boemio
SPECTER OF DOCUMENTATION – Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Dragnet – Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Odd Convergences: Steps/Missteps – Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Slaughterhouse 5, Stockholm, Sweden
Disappear Here, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Wasteland Dream, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Entangled Loci, HilbertRaum Gallery, Berlin Germany
Southern California Teacher Exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Photography, Hollywood, CA
Round Too, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
The Collectivists, Brand Library & Art Center, Burbank CA
FreakOnNature, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
Pareidolia, Red Pipe Gallery – Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
MAS Attack 7, Santa Monica Studios, Santa Monica, CA
FF/REW, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
LA N CV, Coachella Valley Arts Center, Indio, CA
MAS Attack 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Six Shooters, ArtMuscle Projects, Van Nuys, CA.
LACE BENEFIT ART AUCTION, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA, CA.
Photo Miami, International Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Fla.
Projections on Lake, Pasadena, CA. (Permanent Collection)
Chicago/LA, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, Illinois
For Roland, Bunny Gunner, Pomona, CA
The Big Picture, The Carlson Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA.
MicroClimate, The Harris Gallery, University of La Verne
Thailand New Media Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Scope Los Angeles Art Fair, ScopeCircle for Emerging Art, Christie’s, Beverly Hills. Ca.
Sense and Sentiment Symposium and Exhibition: Pomona College Museum,  Claremont, CA
///Video/Film Artists include:Bill Viola, Deborah Aschheim, William Virginia Basquin, Karl Erickson, Jenny Stark, Curtis Stage
YouTube/Play: Or where does the Guggenheim Get Off: Symposium – POST, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. Side Effects I Didn’t Expect
Art for Humans Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Don’t Fall Apart, Chromajet Prints and Video
Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA Pop Bastard , interactive video installation
Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca.
Fusion Artspace, San Francisco, CA. Impossible Exchange , Video Installation
Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. Sequel, Video Installation
Deluxe Projects, Chicago, Ill., Sequel, video installation
The East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, The Lumber Room, video installation
The Da Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA. single channel
Site, Los Angeles, CA.  Over and Over, video installation