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Michael Stephen Lent

Michael Stephen Lent, American artist, curator. Recipient Amocat Arts Genius aard - Individual Innovators, Mayor, City Council, Arts Commission of Tacoma, 2005; grantee Arts Project grantee, Tacoma Arts Commission, 2004-2007, Project Support grantee, Washington State Arts Commission, 2005-2007, Community grantee, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, 2004-2007, Google grantee, Google.com, 2005-2008.


  • Lent, Michael Stephen was born on June 22, 1976 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Stephen Douglas Lent and Patricia Pendleton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Temple University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 2000. Master of Fine Arts, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 2004.


    • Public Toby Room, Tacoma, since 2001. Curator, vice president ArtRod, since 2003. Curator Tollbooth Gallery, 2003—2007, Critical Line, Tacoma, 2006—2007.

      Development staff Tacoma Art Museum, 2004—2006.


    • Numerous exhibitions including most recently, exhibitions include Sota Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, 2002, Tollbooth Gallery, 2004, 2005, Basil-Hallward Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2006.


    Party affiliation: Independent


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member of Americans for the Arts, College Art Association, American Association of Museum.



    Travel, reading, vegan cooking, music.


    • Life partner Jared William Vassillius Pappas-Kelley.
    • father: Stephen Douglas Lent
    • mother: Patricia Pendleton
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    Born June 22, 1976
    (age 41)
    • 2004
      Goddard College
    • 2001
      Public Toby Room
      Tacoma, Washington, United States
    • 2003 - 2007
      curator Tollbooth Gallery
    • 2006 - 2007
      curator Tollbooth Gallery
      Tacoma, Washington, United States