Michele Colburn: Wired, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA 2015
Michele Colburn: War Paths, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art, Washington, DC 2015
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Painting Center New York, NY, 2017
Project Space, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2017
Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, 2017.
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.
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 Artists, Franklin 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.
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
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.