Curt Schnell photo by Christopher Mosciatello

photo by Christopher Mosciatello

Deep within our contemporary lives, ancient symbols and mythology bubble and stir our passions and infatuations.  The duality of these archetypes across our many cultures excites me and inspired these works as it has my career in film, television, and theater.

Born in Clarkston, Washington, I’ve since been treated to a Los Angeles life for thirty years of work as a production designer and director.

I love the history of humans on earth, and my paintings and sculptures express its impact on my own beliefs.  My current works include mythological beings, whimsical musical instruments imbued with impossible engineering, and the iridescent colors of sounds unheard.

After a formal education in drama, music, and education, I now design for film and television.  I’ve been nominated three times for the Excellence in Design award juried by the Art Director’s Guild, and nominated once for an Emmy® for the production design of the television pilot episode of “Heroes.”  My directorial debut on television was “D.O.A,” an episode of the series “Crossing Jordan,” which I also designed.

 I’m thrilled to share my works with you here.