Dennis Olsen is Professor Emeritus of printmaking, drawing, and digital media at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his M.A. degree from UCLA in 1967 and in that year was awarded a Fulbright grant to study printmaking in Italy. In 1970 he co-founded the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) in Florence, Italy. and served as Director of classes and Professor of printmaking until his return to the United States in 1981. He serves currently as President of SRISA.

Mr. Olsen's work in printmaking, painting, drawing, and ceramics has been exhibited in over 160 exhibitions during the last 40 years, including more than 30 one-person exhibits.