Michael BurtonAssistant Professor of Practice, Undergraduate Curriculum Chair and Director of the Cube Art Project
2007 M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2000 B.F.A. (cum laude), Green Mountain College
Michael's animations tell the stories of people with extraordinary pasts. In this work he's attempting to recover visibilities of people who are mostly left out of the cultural and historical record. Michael is experimenting with a genre of hand painted animation that employs garment construction, costume design, material culture research, humanities writing, and historical research. His medium co-opts the style of traditional film while maintaining a unique visual characteristic of the illusion of moving paint.
Selected Recent Exhibitions:
New Media Film Festival (Best Animation) L.A., CA
Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, VA
Hip Hop Film Festival, Bronx, NY
Bronze Lens Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
Utopia Film Festival, Greenbelt, MD
Hampton UniversityFilm Fest, Hampton, VA
Atlantic Selects, The Atlantic, Online
Official Selection: Herbert Heywood. Anchorage International Film Festival
“Art Seen" Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
“Railroads and the Making of Modern America” Sheldon Museum of Art invitation by William Thomas Lincoln, NE
"Homestead Express" Sheldon Museum of Art Lincoln, NE
“Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image” Denver Art Museum Denver, CO
Invitation by Christoph Heinrich curated by Jill Desmond.
“Frequency” RISD Museum invitation by Sabrina Locks, Providence, RI
“Digital Graffiti” Juried Digital Art Festival Alys Beach, FL
“Videoholica” International Juried Video Art Festival 2010 Varna, Bulgaria
“Digital Works National Juried Exhibition” Long Beach Island Foundation
for the Arts and Sciences Juror Marisa Olson Love Ladies, NJ.
“A-B(O)MB” The Fallout: Artoconecto Miami, FL.
“Athens Video Art Festival” Juried Competition Athens, Greece
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Design