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Chris Cutri | School of Communications
The Wrestle: Taking Art Beyond Enjoyment

Biography

Christopher Cutri graduated from BYU in 1995 with a degree in humanities and a minor in film. Upon graduation, Cutri was accepted to the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. There he received an M.F.A. in film directing.

Cutri has been signed with several film production companies to direct commercials. His academic focus is on creative conception for advertising and the production of television commercials and documentaries. His documentaries explore various aspects of the sociology of sport, particularly the culture of surfing and other extreme sports. Cutri also directed his first feature film, “Wes and Ella,” where he had the opportunity to work with the talented actor Scoot McNairy. Cutri’s interests in photography and design have led him to investigate the possibilities of photobooks and zines as a form of documentary.

Faith + Works Lecture Series | Chris Cutri

BYU School of Communications professor, Chris Cutri discusses his personal wrestle with his creative work.

BYU School of Communications professor, Chris Cutri asks how do I treat my neighbor as myself.​

BYU School of Communications professor, Chris Cutri discusses the most important question.

BYU School of Communications professor, Chris Cutri discusses trying to view the world through a spiritual lens.

The Wrestle: Taking Art Beyond Enjoyment

April 12, 2018 Lecture

Last fall, communications professor Chris Cutri was working in his backyard when he started to think about the deep complexities going on in the world. With problems ranging from politics to poverty and everything in between, Cutri wondered if his art was made in vain and frivolous in the context of the world problems

At the April Faith and Works Lecture series, Cutri shared art that addresses global issues and discussed with students and faculty whether or not they should create art with similar effects.

“Today I want to explore with you my personal wrestle,” Cutri said, “with what I should be doing with the talents and opportunities I have in relation to the kind of world we’re living in right now.”

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To see other lectures from this series, visit the Faith + Works Lecture Series home page.