Michael Florin Dente Edit Profile
Associate of Arts, Clark College, 1970; Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1973; Master of Fine Arts, Portland State University, 1976.
Arts and craft coordinator Aramco, Saudia Arabia, 1981. Professor fine arts University Portland, Oregon, since 1981. Drawing instructor Portland Community College, 1984-1985.
Represented by Sovereign Gallery Portland. Painting, drawing and sculpture instructor summer school University Portland, 1982-1992, adjunct instructor education department outreach program, 1990-1993. Art instructor, muralist Hillcrest Girl's Reform School, Salem, 1976, McLaren School for Boys, Woodburn, Oregon, 1976, numerous other schools.
Art instructor Metropolitan Art Commission, Portland, 1976. Editorial advisory board Colgate Press, 1993. Artist in residence Lewis & Clark School, Astoria, Oregon, 1991-1992, Long Beach, Washington, 1991.
Muralist various public and private schools. Presenter workshops in field. Adjunct instructor art University Portland, 1981-1989.
Instructor sculpture Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, 1981. Courtroom drawings Station KATU News, Portland, 1981. Instructor painting Oregon State Penitentiary Oregon Arts Commission, 1975-1976.
Sulpture workshops Cleveland High School, Portland, 1979, Ardenwald Grade School, Milwaukee, Oregon, 1976, Franklin High School, Portland, 1976, Washington High School, Portland, 1976.
Vice president Oak Lodge Preschool, 1986-1987. Basketball coach Golden Ball, Portland, 1990-1994. Volunteer artists Northwest public and private schools, since 1976.
Married Laurel Anne Cusick, September 26, 1970. Children: Nicholas Amedeo, Vincent Tamayo, Sarah Florin.