Michele Colburn
Studio:
  202-257-2088

 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Michele Colburn: Wired, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA 2015

Michele Colburn: War Paths, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art, Washington, DC 2015

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, 2017

Area 405, XXChange, Baltimore, 2016

American University Museum at Katzen Art Center, Readymade@100, Sept. 2014

39th Street Gallery, Americana, Brentwood Arts Exchange, MD, 2014

George Mason University, Fear Strikes Back, Fairfax, VA. Oct/Nov 2013

DC Arts Space, Fear Strkes Back, April/May/June, 2013

Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art, Washington, DC. The Newtown Project, January-May, 2013

Franklin and Marshall College, Alumni Exhibition, January/February, 2013

Randall Scott Projects, Untitled 3,  Washington, DC August/September, 2012

 

Area 405, Baltimore. Juror: Sarah Tanguy, Independent Curator. On Loan,  2012.

American University, Washington, DC.  Nine Degrees, Graduate Thesis Exhibition, April/May, 2012.

 
Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juror: Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, L A County Museum of Art. Momentum (Exhibition honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Women's Caucus for Art), 2012.

American University, MFA Thesis  Show. Katzen Museum, American University. April, 2011.

 

Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 2011.  Juror: Sculptor Barbara Liotta

 

Katzen Arts Center, American University,  Drawing Undefined, 2010

  

Rhonda Schaller Gallery, New York, NY. Small Rays of Hope: Fragments of a Larger Idea, 2007

 

LECTURES,PANELS, PRESENTATIONS, COLLABORATIONS
Fear Strikes Back, panel artist, DC Arts Center, 2013.
Under the Influence, artist presentor, group presentations organized by the WPA and hosted at the Corcoran. Juror, artist John Bankston, 2011.

 

EDUCATION

American University, MFA Studio Art, 2012

 

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. B.A. Art History, 1976

 


HONORS AND AWARDS

Grant from the Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ. 2015

Partial Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, April, 2014

Artist Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, May-June, 2013

Teaching Fellowship, American University, 2010-2012


Ted & Elizabeth Leon Art Scholarship, American University, 2011-2012

Mellon Conference Travel Grant, 2012

 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS 

In the Galleries: Gunpowder and Teddy Bears reviewed by Mark Jenkins. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-gunpowder-and-teddy-bears/2015/07/23/a6bc67b6-2fb8-11e5-8353-1215475949f4_story.html?utm_term=.27c3f271476d

Fear Strikes Back, reviewed by Mark Jenkins. May 30, 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/alchemical-vessels-offers-bowls-full-of-healing/2013/05/30/96beedcc-c898-11e2-9f1a-1a7cdee20287_story.html

Artists Contribute to 'Newtown Project: A Call to Arms!, Mark Jenkins. The Washington Post, January 24, 2012. http://www.charleskrausereporting.com/

Exhibition of Art Inspirded by the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Opens in DC, January 25, 2012.  ://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2013/01/25/exhibition-of-art-inspired-by-the-sandy-hook-elementary-shooting-opens-in-d-c/


Postal7600, (Argentinian art publication) Septiembre/octubre, 2012. p 38

 

Nine Degrees: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Introduction "Ideas, Identity, Communcation, Community," Jamie L. Smith, Founding Partner Conner Contemporary. Michele Colburn, p. 5. 2012

 

Momentum: 40th Anniversary of the Women's Caucus for Art catalogue. pp. 39-40. 2012

 

AmLit, Spring 2012 edition. Student Literary Magazine, American University. pp. 21 & 76

Liberal Art: Science, Nature and Philosophy Help Fuel the Passion of Five Alumni ArtistsFranklin 7 Marshall Magazine, Jan. 2008. Vol 52.   

1460 Wall Mountables, DCist.com  (July); Art with Heart, The Washington Examiner, 

August, 25 and 26, 2007 

 

The Torch, Smithsonian Employee Newspaper, 2004

Smithsonian Magazine, Staff Artists, p.102. 1996.

 

 

PUBLISHED WRITTEN WORK


Guiermo Kuitca: An Artist's Quiet Take on Mass Murder, 2011. Artifice: Fear and Loathing in Washington, DC. 

Winter/Spring art reviews, 2011.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL

Resodemt Artost. Arlington Arts Center, 2014-Present.

Substitute Teacher, Montgomery County, MD 2012 - Present.

Freelance arts writer 2017.

Crochet and Knitting Instructor, Creative Summer Camp, Holton Arms, 2016

Adjunct Lecturer, American University, 2015. The Studio Experience.

 

Teaching Assistant – American University, Painting, Level 200 and The Studio Experience.

 

Art Instructor - Arlington Arts Center.  2010 -11 and 2016-Present.

                    

Teaching Artist – Adult and children’s workshop for the Hirshhorn, 1997-2001

Kreeger, and National Museum of Women in the Arts 2007-2008

Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, DC. Manager, Cultural Projects, Communications and Cultural Section, 2008-2010 

 

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. Marketing Survey Interviewer, 2006-2007

 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Public Affairs Specialist, Smithsonian Institution, 1991-2001 

 


BIO
Born, Washington, DC.  The artist continues to live and work in the nation's capital. Colburn holds a B.A. in Art History from Franklin & Marshall College and an MFA from American University (2012). The artist has worked in the arts for better than 20 years and has lived in various states in the U.S. including New York, Maryland, Arizona, and Colorado. Although born in America, her matenral family is French-Swiss.