Dominic Pangborn

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Dominic Pangborn (1952–)

Dominic Pangborn received his formal education at the prestigious Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, an elite institution that trained Walt Disney and other luminaries. Always striving to develop his talents, Pangborn has furthered his design and business education with studies at Syracuse University and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. In 2005, Pangborn received an Honorary Doctorate from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan.

Pangborn has received numerous awards from prestigious art and design organizations and publications such as Print, CA Communications, Master Eagle Gallery, and Renaissance Gallery. Additionally, he has also been recognized by the United States Congress, the American Institute of Architecture, the Asian Academy Hall of Fame, the International Institute Hall of Fame, and the Governor of Michigan.

His artworks have been exhibited at museums across the country including the esteemed Detroit Institute of Art, and his paintings have been collected by notable figures such as former President George H.W. Bush and Japanese Ambassador Naoto Amaki. Pangborn’s works have recently become a part of many large, corporate collections and are often included in many of the companies’ community outreach programs.

Pangborn’s accolades are not limited to his fine artwork. His award-winning graphic design and marketing communications agency, Pangborn Design, Ltd., has been called upon by many Fortune 500 companies, including P&G, Pfizer and Audi, to create original and highly-effective solutions to marketing challenges. His fashion label, The Pangborn Design Collection, was an over-night success and is carried by upscale retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and many exclusive boutiques. Pangborn has since opened his own retail stores located throughout metropolitan Detroit and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

A fervent believer in giving back to one’s community, Dominic Pangborn has served on the boards of many cultural institutes, community organizations and corporations in the Detroit Area including: the Detroit Science Center, the Children’s Center of Michigan, ArtServe Michigan, Meadow Brook Theatre, the Michigan Chamber Symphony Orchestra, the International Institute, the American Red Cross, the Detroit Medical Center and Level One Bank. He also donates his resources and talents to various charitable events.

Pangborn is passionate about helping usher in a new generation of artists and designers and seeks out opportunities to impart his knowledge. He is currently an adjunct professor at Lawrence Technological University and has also been a professor at the College for Creative Studies (CCS).

Awards & Achievements

Pangborn’s artwork has appeared in numerous publications, including Playboy magazine, and has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and abroad. Currently, his paintings hang on the walls of such notable figures as former President George H.W. Bush, Japanese Ambassador Naoto Amaki, and Richard Blouse, CEO of Detroit Regional Chamber. He has received awards from many prestigious art and design organizations and publications, including Print, CA Communications, Master Eagle Gallery and Renaissance Gallery. Additionally, he has been honored by the United States Congress, the American Institute of Architecture, the Asian Academy Hall of Fame, the International Institute Hall of Fame, and the Governor of Michigan.

He also served on the boards of many cultural institutes, community organizations and corporations in the Detroit Area, including: the Detroit Science Center, the Children’s Center of Michigan, ArtServe Michigan, Meadow Brook Theatre, the Michigan Chamber Symphony Orchestra, the International Institute, the American Red Cross, the Detroit Medical Center and Level One Bank. He also donated his resources and talents to various charitable events, such as the Ebony Fashion Fair, the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History, the UNCF Annual Mayors’ Ball, Michigan Hospice, Donate Life and the American Red Cross.