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Mikhail was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he received his Master’s Degree in painting and theatrical set design. He studied in St. Petersburg, Russia and Tashkent, and taught at The Benkov College of Art. Along with teaching art at his own studio he worked as a set designer for various theatre and film studios.

After immigrating to the US with his family in 1990 Mikhail has worked at the Dallas Theatre Center, as professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Collin County Community College, and as set designer and painter at numerous theatre and film production companies. He has led workshops as a visiting artist at El Centro College and Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet School and was a guest designer for several theatre productions at both schools.

Today Mikhail Dimov is a fine artist, working and teaching in and around the Dallas, Texas area. He does commercial and private commissions and is a well-respected mural painter in the Metroplex. Mikhail is the founder and instructor of Ermitage Art Academy, member of TVAA (Texas Visual Arts Association), and a member of the United Scenic Artists. He has shown work in Uzbekistan, Russia, United States, Germany, Italy, and Austria.

1985Professional enrichment courses for teaching theater arts, St. Petersburg Institute of Music, Theater, and Cinematic Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
1976-1982MFA in Scenic design and painting, Institute of Theater and Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1972-1976BA in theatrical design, Benkov Art College, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

1998-present Ermitage Academy, founder and instructor of painting, drawing, and composition
1990-2005Wolf Company, Inc., scenic artist, Dallas, TX
1999-2004 Barney & Friends television series, scenic artist and illustrator, Las Colinas, TX
1997Collin County Community College, associate drawing professor, Plano, TX
1996-2003 Dallas Theater Center, scenic artist, Dallas, TX
1992-1996North Carolina School of the Arts of the University of North Carolina, scenic artist and professor of set design, scenic painting, advanced drawing, and rendering, Winston-Salem, NC
1993-1996Entertainment Labor Services, Inc., scenic artist, Winston-Salem, NC
1991-1996 Dallas Scenic Services, scenic artist, Dallas, TX
1991-1992Southwest Studios, scenic artist, Dallas, TX
1990TW Design, scenic artist, Dallas, TX
1981-1989Benkov Art College, professor of painting, drawing and set design, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1985-1988Tashkent Film Studio, designer and painter for animated cartoon films, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1982-1985Dimov Art Studio, founder and art instructor, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

1997-presentUnited Scenic Artists, member, United States
1989-presentGalleried artist in United States, Germany, Italy, and Austria
1981-1989Galleried artist in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tashkent
1981-1989United Theatre Artists, member, Russia, Uzbekistan
Curriculum Vitae:
Born: 1955, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Currently living and working in Dallas, Texas

American Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Muse on Dragon, Dallas, TX

2011Blue Candle Lights Musical Series,
Dallas, TX
2004Art Center of Plano, Plano, TX
1995Gordana Loncar Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1990Congregation Tiferet Israel, Dallas, TX
1990Alex Koon Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria
1990City Hall, Vallern, Austria
1990City Hall, Nerola, Italy
1984Theater Union Exhibition Hall, Tashkent
1983University of Theater and Art, Tashkent

2010P. Family Arts Center, Plano, TX
2010Multicultural Show, TVAA Downtown Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010Nostalgia, TVAA Downtown Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010Self-Portraits, Collin County Community College, Plano TX
2005Muse on Dragon, Dallas, TX
1998-03Gallery Artist – American Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
1990Group Show - JCC, Dallas, TX
1987-89Annual Exhibitions of Theater Artists- Republican Gallery Cinema Union, Tashkent
1985-89Annual Exhibitions of Theater and Movie Artists-Central Exhibition Hall, Tashkent.
1982Graduation Thesis Projects of P.Benkov Art College – traveling show, Tashkent, Leningrad, Moscow

1993 NCSA, set design for The Three Sisters by A.P. Chekhov, Winston-Salem, NC
1992 Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet School, set design, scenic painting and instruction, Dallas, TX
1991El Centro College, set design and scenic painting, Dallas, TX
1990-1991Dallas Children's Theater, set design, set construction, and painting, Dallas, TX
1983-1985Children's Theatre, set and costume designer for major dramatic productions, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1981Dramatic Theatre, set and costume designer for major dramatic productions, Fergana, Uzbekistan
1980Opera and Ballet Theatre, costume designer, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1980Institute of Theatre and Art, set and costume designer, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1980Tashkent Film Studio, costume designer for film production, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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