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Education and Qualifications

PhD in Fine Art, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2014
Title: Seducing Disappearance: Adumbrational space and sacrifice from site to image
MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, USA, 2009
BFA in Sculpture and Painting, Art History minor, Tyler School of Art – Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2000
Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy, 1999
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2013


Selected Exhibitions

*Space is what prevents everything from being in the same place, Greestone Gallery, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2013
Virion 2012, Parer Place at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, The Concourse Sydney, Federation Square Melbourne, & Perth Cultural Centre Perth, Australia and Satellite Gallery Auckland, New Zealand, 2012
Neither Spit nor Diamonds, Greestone Gallery, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2012
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA, 2011
Global Studio, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2010
Virion 2010, H Block Gallery, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2010
Outside the Box, Greestone Gallery, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2010
*Transient Spaces, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia, USA, 2009
*Practice Writings, Haybarn Gallery, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, USA, 2009
The Art of Word, Science, and Sound, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA, 2008
AGENDA: Queering Popular Media, Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2008
Silent/Sound Film Festival, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, New York, USA, 2008
Central Gallery, SUNY Empire State College, Syracuse, New York, USA, 2008
Painting the Spectrum: SASOD Film Festival, Georgetown, Guyana, 2008
Evolutionary Girls, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, New York, USA, 2008
Critical Line Invitational, Critical Line, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2007
Drawings, Dessins, Zeichnungen, Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2006
*No Sale, Tollbooth Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2005
Rorschach Notions, Tollbooth Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2004
Art Born New, SOTA Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2002
*Please Take Care of My Baby, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2002
*Making Babies, Don't Bite the Pavement, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2002
*Making Babies, Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2002
*Bleh, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1999
*Michele Quaresima: Gifted Personal Advisor, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Italy, 1999
*Post-its, Temple University Gallery, Temple University, Rome, Italy, 1998
*Post-its, various (city-wide installation), Rome, Italy, 1998
Drawings, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1997
*True Blue, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1996
Copies, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1995
Enveloped Angels, Aliquippa Projects, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
PGSA Exhibition, Mercyhurst Gallery, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, 1993
Collaboration, Frick Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1992


Peer Reviewed Papers and Presentations

Lent, M. 2012. Spatial Praxis: Fragmentation and mobility towards a singular Other. IV Cult-G: Geographical Imaginations . University of Minho. Braga, Portugal.
Lent, M. 2011. Courting Dissolution: the praxis of adumbrational space. Mobile Geographies of Art. Royal Geographical Society International Conference. London, UK.
Lent, M. 2011. Praxis of potentiality: A consideration of spatial disappearance. Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture First International Symposium. Bahçes╠žehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Lent, M. 2007. Make Your Own Life: Artists in and out of Cologne. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. Seattle, USA.
Lent, M. 2005. Public Art as a Conduit to Contemporary Art. Americans for the Arts Conference. Austin, Texas, USA.


Selected Publications

Lent, M. 2013. Praxis of potentiality: A consideration of spatial disappearance. in Johnson, L. (ed.) Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture. Routledge. London, UK. ISBN 978-0-415821-29-2
Lent, M. 2013. Spatial Praxis: Fragmentation and mobility towards a singular Other. in de Azevedo, AF., Martins, RN., et al (eds.) Geographical Imaginations. UMDGEO - Department of Geography of University of Minho. Guimarães, Portugal. ISBN 978-9-899739-42-0
Lent, M. 2012. October Fire. TriQuarterly Journal. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA ISBN 978-0-810159-11-2
Lent, M. 2013 (forthcoming). Oklahoma is OK. Mobile Geographies. Evo Girls Press. Rochester, New York, USA.
Basha, R. 2011. An Exchange With Sol LeWitt (exhibition catalogue). Cabinet Books and MASS MoCA, New York and Northampton, USA. ISBN 978-1-932698-52-7
Lent, M. 2010. October Fire. The Minutiae of Visionaries: Experiments Toward Social Evolution. Evo Girls Press. Rochester, New York, USA. ISBN 978-0-578032-35-1
Lent, M. 2007. The Curator’s Eye: Toxic Warning. City Arts. Seattle, USA.
Lent, M. 2003. Building a new art museum. Toby Room. Tacoma, USA.
Publisher and Editor, Toby Room Journal of Art and Culture, 2001 – 2005


Lectures and Teaching

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK, 2013-present
Research Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts, First year (Level 4) coordinator, Admissions and recruitment lead, Module Leader for Level 4 Introductory Studio Practice and Projects 1, Level 4 Introduction to Contextual Studies, Level 4 Introduction to Professional Studies, Level 5 Studio Practice, Level 6 Visual Production, MA Fine Art programme, Four submissions to REF 2014
Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2010-2013
Faculty Research Committee member, Module Leader for Level 3 Art Practice, Level 3 Studio and Exhibition, Level 3 Dissertation, Elective Network Level 2 & 3 Entropy, MA Fine Art programme, Level 2 Studio, Level 2 Art Practice, Elective Network Level 2 & 3 Curatorial Methods, School of Architecture BArch (Hons) Visiting Lecturer
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Global Studio exhibition: Invitational Artist Lecture, 2010
Young Harris College. Young Harris, Georgia, USA; Transient Spaces exhibition: Invitational Artist Lecture, 2009
Goddard College. Plainfield, Vermont, USA; Studio Gestures in Space, Place, and Colour: Invitational Artist Lecture, 2009


Honours, Awards, and Residencies

2012 Beers.Lambert Contemporary Award for Emerging Art – Semi-Finalist
University of Lincoln – Faculty of Art, Architecture, & Design. Research Development Group Funding, 2011
University of Lincoln. Awarded Full Bursary and Stipend to PhD in Fine Art programme, 2010 - 2013
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant, 2009
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA: Tollbooth Gallery project included in curriculum, 2007
Amocat Arts Genius Award – Individual Innovators, 2005
Google.com Grant recipient, 2005 - 2009
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Grant, 2004 - 2006
City of Tacoma Arts Project Grant, 2004 - 2007
Washington State Arts Commission Project Support Grant, 2005 - 2006
Midwest Academy, Blackwood, New Jersey, USA, 1997
School of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1995
Pennsylvania Governor's School for Excellence in the Arts, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, 1993


Selected Articles and Reviews

Clayton, A., 2007. 3x2. City Arts. Jan.
Clayton, A., 2005. Stupid Rain: Mother Nature Rains on Michael Lent's Brilliant 'No Sale'. Weekly Volcano. 3 Nov.
Clayton, A., 2004. Critical Line: Tacoma's New Gallery Opens with 'Found Space’. Weekly Volcano. 27 Apr.
Clayton, A., 2004. Underground Rumblings. Weekly Volcano. 28 Apr.
Clayton, A., 2004. Creative View. Weekly Volcano. 2 Jul.
Driscoll, M., 2004. A Video Visionary. Weekly Volcano. 17 Nov.
Dunkelberger, S., 2005. 24-hour Lent: Art Man About T-town. Weekly Volcano. 18 Apr.
Engeleson, A., 2004. Reviews: Tollbooth. Seattle Weekly. 30 Jun. et al.
Graves, J., 2006. Critical Line (With a Nod Towards Mass). The Stranger: SLOG. 11 May.
Graves, J., 2005. Art in Tacoma's Present Links Past with Uncertain Future. The News Tribune. 2 Jan.
Graves, J., 2005. The Tollbooth Beckons for Thee.The News Tribune. 6 Mar.
Graves, J. 2004. On Top of the Underground.The News Tribune. 12 Mar.
Graves, J., 2004. Three of a Kind. The News Tribune. 12 Nov.
Hackett, R., 2004. Mind-Expanding Art Packed into Cramped Quarters at Tollbooth. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2 Jul.
Hackett, R., 2004. Reviews: Tollbooth. The Organ Review of Arts. Mar./Apr.
Hall, E., 2004. Reviews: Tollbooth. The Stranger. 17 Nov. et al.
Kavage, S,. 2005. Creative Class: Yes, it is About the Artists: The Tacoma Story. The Next American City. Jan.
Lippens, N., 2005. Reviews: Tollbooth. The Stranger. 27 Jan. et al.
Lippens, N., 2005. Toby Room. The Stranger: SLOG. 20 Jul.
Lamoza, C. 2004. Society of the Spectacle: Tollbooth Gallery Redefines the Monument. The Internationalist. Aut.
Meade, F., 2004. Autumn Preview. Artist Trust Journal. Sum.
Peper, S., 2006. New gallery proves critical to new media scene. Tacoma Weekly. 18 May.
Ponnekanti, R. 2006. That Aroma from Tacoma? It's the Smell of Artistic Success. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 12 May.
Stump, S., 2004. Tollbooth. Weekly Volcano. 10 Jun.
Wagonfeld, J., 2005. Tacoma: The Dynamics of Temporary. Public Art Review. Spr./Sum.


Selected Curatorial Work

Curator, Critical Line
Critical Line Invitational, Critical Line, 2007
The End, Critical Line, 2007
Nativity Artists, Critical Line, 2006
Keeping Score, Critical Line, 2006
Found Space, Critical Line, 2006

Curator, Tollbooth Gallery
Dreams of Failure, Tollbooth Gallery, Ido Fluk, 2006
Public Parks/Public Beaches, Tollbooth Gallery, Lauren Steinhardt, 2005
Antenna, Tollbooth Gallery, Kristen Baumlier, 2005
Split, Tollbooth Gallery, Alex Schweder, 2005
Jealous Poche, Tollbooth Gallery, Alex Schweder, 2005
The Valentine’s Day Round-Up Massacre, Tollbooth Gallery, Patrick Rock, 2005
Tollbooth Junction: 11th & Broadway, Tollbooth Gallery, Bridget Irish, 2004
Maps to Radical Imagining, Tollbooth Gallery with Performance, Wynne Greenwood (Tracy + the Plastics), 2004
Perfect Entrance, Tollbooth Gallery, Tim Sullivan, 2004
Rorschach Notions, Tollbooth Gallery, Delta Camshaft Collective, 2004
Rising Up, Tollbooth Gallery, Vanessa Renwick and Justseeds, 2004
Stepback, Tollbooth Gallery, Denise Smith, 2004
Seadrift, Texas, Tollbooth Gallery, Bill Daniel, 2004
Some Say She Lost Her Head, Tollbooth Gallery, Jared Pappas-Kelley, 2003
Don’t Bite the Pavement, Commencement Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, 2002








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