Michael Burton

Michael Burton

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Michael Burton

Assistant Professor of Practice

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:

2016

Official Selection:  Herbert Heywood.  Anchorage International Film Festival

2015
“Art Seen" Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

2012
“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

2011
“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

2010
“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.

2009
“A-B(O)MB” The Fallout: Artoconecto Miami, FL.
“Athens Video Art Festival” Juried Competition Athens, Greece


Areas of Expertise:

    Art and Design

Professional Highlights

Memberships
FATE; Foundation Art theory and Education