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Jan 13, 2008

About Me


Assistant Professor of Art at Benedictine University at Mesa.
2011 MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2000 BFA, Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


2010 London International Creative Competition; Shortlist; London, UK
2008 London International Creative Competition; Shortlist; London, UK

2007 Hunting Art Prize, $50,000 Cash Award, Hunting Ltd. Houston, TX

2006 Kimbrough Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2013 It Was the Body which Despaired of the Body; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2011 Blessed With all the Thunder in the World; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010-2011 Struck by Lightning More Than Once, She Didn't Yield; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2009 The Poniard Twists…My Mutiny; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009 What World Behind Those Ruby Eyes; Caine Schulte Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Some Queer Noisy Pendulum; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2004 I Think I Prayed For You To Come, But Wasn’t Prepared For The Reality;
Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2002 Conduit Gallery Project Room, Dallas, TX

2012 The Medium is the Message, UT Arlington Gallery, Arlington, TX
2011 Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2010 Next Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010 Inaugural Group Show, Caine Schulte, CA

2009 Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

2008 The Art of Describing, Gallery 10G, NY

2008 Aqua Wynnwood, Miami, FL

2007 Red Dot, Miami, FL

2001 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2002 Stephen F Austin State University, Nacodoches, TX
Granberry, Michael, Art Notes, page 4E, Sunday, March 27, 2011
Artists and Galleries, Galveston Monthly, January 2011
Wiley, Rachel, Galveston Arts Center in Exile 2, page 19, November 2010
London International Creative Competition Annual Catalogue, January 2010
Carter, Steve. Unrealistically Speaking, Dallas Modern Luxury, page 56, November 2009
Baker, Kenneth. Photo-realism at Caine Schulte, San Francisco Chronicle, page E2, January 2009

London International Creative Competition Annual Catalogue, January 2008

Odom, Michael. Michael Tole at Conduit Gallery, ARTFORUM, page 476, September 2007

Daniel, Michael. Guide Live, Dallas Morning News, Guide page 20, May 25, 2007

Gaile, Robinson. The Creative Life, Fort Worth Star Telegram, May 13, 2007

Michael, Granberry. Irving painter wins $50,000 prize, Guide Live, Dallas Morning News, page 2, May 2, 2007

Tellez, Leslie. Five to Watch: Artists on the Verge, Dallas Morning News, May 30, 2007

Anspon, Catherine. Good Will Hunting, Paper City Magazine, page 6, July 2007

Mitchell, Charles Dee. Michael Tole at Conduit Gallery, Dallas Morning News, June 2007

Patricia, Johnson. Irving artist wins prestigious award, Houston Chronicle, April 30, 2007

Terranova, Charissa. Paintings by Michael Tole, Dallas Observer, September 30, 2004

Painting the Town, D Magazine, page 30, September 2002

Ted Pillsbury, Dallas, TX

Stanley Light, Dallas, TX
Sam and Catherine Basharkhah, Dallas, TX

John and Muffin Lemak, Dallas, TX

Carter Tolleson, Dallas, Tx

John Reoch, Dallas, TX

Ted Kincaid and Steve Atkinson, Dallas, TX

Cord Martin and Thom Armistead, West Columbia, TX

Jeff Estes, Dallas, TX

Helen and Charles Nixon, Dallas, TX

Mark and Barbara Ashworth, Dallas, TX
2011 Guest Lecturer, AP Strategies, Dallas, TX
2009  Guest Lecturer, Dallas Arts Magnet, Dallas, TX
2008  Guest Lecturer, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Tas
2007  Guest Lecturer, Kimball Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas
2007  Guest Lecturer, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

2013-Present  Assistant Professor of Art at Benedictine University at Mesa, teaching all levels of drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, 2D design, 3D design, photography and lower level art history
2011-2013  Adjunct Professor of Art at the University of North Texas, Teaching beginning figure drawing, digital art, and painting
2006-Present  Practicing Studio Artist
2005-Present - Co-Founder/Lecturer, Florence Master Class, a teacher training program targeted to help K-12 teachers develop their personal artistic skills so that they may be more competent in the art classroom.  We provide certified in-service hours for teachers through weekend and summer programs.  We have also been hired to do staff development sessions by Forth Worth ISD, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD, Garland ISD and others.
2000-2006 High School Art Teacher, R. L. Turner High School, Carrollton Farmers Branch, ISD, 1445 N. Perry Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006, (972)968-6100
2013-2014 Sunday School Teacher
2013  Organized a donation/collection drive for Hmong refugees in Dallas, TX
2012  Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
2006  Paris, France, as a tour guide for my students
2004  London, United Kingdom
2002  Paris, France
1996  Rome, Venice, Capri, Assisi, Florence

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