Michael Herbert Dorn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA, 2018) from Lesley University College of Art & Design (USA), graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (USA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Visual & Performing Arts (emphasis in Film/Video), and has studied traditional painting and drawing at ateliers in France and Italy.
Dorn's artistic practice combines many “traditional academic” forms and techniques with concepts and techniques appropriated from renaissance, neoclassical, modern, post-modern, and contemporary arts to assert a range of critical ideas uniquely descriptive of our diverse visual culture.
Michael's current major painting series entitled, SYLLOGY, utilizes intermedia elements including digital mobile devices to view the exhibited paintings as "color-inverted" digital images. This new painting series appropriates canonical European paintings in order to create and vitalize a new context for art historical representation. [Nine additional SYLLOGY paintings are currently in progress.]
The artist was born in St. George’s, Bermuda, and he is a citizen of both the USA and the UK. Michael resides in the 12th arrondissement in Paris, France, and holds a studio in Pantin, France..
(Self) Portrait Through The AmeryKahn Prism (detail) – “Brunelleschi's Mirror,”
Oil on paper, 20 x 12 inches (50,8 x 30,5 cm) installation section view, 2017