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, combines "traditional European painting techniques" and intermedia elements including the use of 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 and contemporary representation. [Seven 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 and works in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium.

(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