Dunn attended Three Rivers Schools and decided at the age of 15 that he wanted to be an architect. His father did not even
know what an architect did, but only that it was not for his son. His father would change his mind.
attended University of Michigan in the late 60s and learned about life. He started in architecture, but got impatient with
a lack of creativity in the curriculum and switched to art. It was exciting, but just before graduation, he changed his mind.
school in his senior year and washed dishes. Michael answered an ad in the Kalamazoo
Gazette by an architect for a draftsman. Dick Slocum took the risk and the time to train Michael during the good times
and the bad. He never changed his mind.
for more than 20 years as an architect for several firms, Michael decided to go back and finish the degree he started.
It was something that needed to be completed to honor his father. He enrolled in art at Western Michigan University and made
up his mind.
finished his BFA degree in 1993 and with the support of his partner, Marsha Meyer, decided to continue to work towards an
MFA degree. It was an opportunity to work with other artists that shared one passion, art. He never changed his mind.
his degree in 1996, a double emphasis in painting and printmaking. Some things never change. Michael’s works have been
in numerous one-person and group shows. He also has created many offices and residences in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
He can’t make up his mind which he enjoys more and he doesn’t have to.