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Kim William Fink received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon in 1975, studying painting from Mike Russo and printmaking from Clifford Smith, the first Education Director of Tamarind Institute. In 1979, he graduated form Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and Rome, Italy with an MFA in Printmaking, studying under Romas Viesulas, John Dowel and Rochelle Toner.

He has had over 250 solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, has lectured in numerous colleges and universities, teaching at the Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, the American University in Corciano, Italy, directed print workshops at RISD Rome program and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, held Artist-in- Residencies at KALA Art Institute, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Vermont Studio Center, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy and attended the Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA Summer Etching Workshop.

Currently, he has retired as Professor Emeritus, at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, teaching Art/Printmaking. In 2000, Fink started Sundog Multiples as a means of augmenting teaching UND printmaking students with working with professional visiting artists. To date, Sundog Multiples has editioned multiples for over 50 artists, including Art Spiegelman, Mark Amerika, Peter Kuper, Audrey Flack, Dan Attoe and Arturo Sandoval. Currently, Fink is living in Oregon and is director of Sequoia Press, a custom print shop specializing in fine art lithography, relief, silk screen and hybrid printing.

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