Curtis William Readel was born in Iowa in 1981. He received a BFA from the University of Iowa in 2004 and a MFA with an emphasis in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University in the spring of 2009. Curtis is actively involved in developing a large body of work that addresses themes and ideas related to historical and contemporary socio-political issues. Through manipulated and distorted images, his work creates metaphors for deteriorated morality, self-indulgence, corruption, and societal downfall utilizing traditional and current techniques of printmaking, collage and drawing. He is represented by Packer Schopf Galley in Chicago, IL and the Jonas Gallery of Brussels.