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artist , curator

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.


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.


  • Other Work

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


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


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, vegan cooking, music.


Life partner Jared William Vassillius Pappas-Kelley.

Stephen Douglas Lent

Patricia Pendleton