Michèle Colburn: The More Things Change, Arlington Arts Center, 2018
Michele Colburn: Wired, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA 2015
Michele Colburn: War Paths, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art, Washington, DC 2015
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Conversations 2020. The Puffin Foundation Cultural Center, Teaneck, NJ. 2020
50 Years: A Celebration of F&M's Alumnae Artists, Franklin & Marshall College, 2019
Protection exhibition of Play, Protection, Peril series of exhibitions. H-space. Zenith Community Arts Foundation, Washington, DC, 2019
Play exhibition, of Play, Protection, Peril series of exhibitions. H-space. Zenith Community Arts Foundation, Washington, DC, 2019
Convergence, Arlington Arts Center, 2019
Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump, Center for Contemporary Political Art, Washington, DC, 2018
Art Speaks!, Los Angeles, 2018
The Painting Center, Fight or Flight, New York, NY, 2017
Project Space, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2017
Grizzly Grizzly, Reasoned Likelihood, Philadelphia, 2017
Visaural: Sight, Sound and Action, Nave Gallery, Boston, 2015
Art Museum at Katzen, American University. Readymade@100. Curator Mark Cameron Boyd. 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 Strikes 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
Panelist, Franklin & Marshall College, in conjunction with 50 years exhibition, 2019
Panelist, DC Arts and Humanities, Individual Artist Grants 2019
Artist Panelist, You, If No One Else Panel Discussion, Arlington Arts Center, 2018
Artist Talk, Arlington Arts Center in conjunction with Wired exhibition, 2015
Artist Panelist, Fear Strikes Back, DC Arts Center, 2013
Artist Presenter, Under the Influence, group presentations organized by the WPA and hosted at the Corcoran. Juror, artist John Bankston, 2011
Muong Residency, Hoa Binh, Vietnam, 2018
School of Visual Arts, New York, Ny, 2014
Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship, 2013
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, PRESS, AND REVIEWS
WAMU Radio, Washington, DC. The Kojo Nnamdi Show: A D.C. Exhibit is using Gun Violence To Inspire Jarring Artwork. August 13, 2019.
Ruminate Magazine, literature and visual arts publication, Consume, Summer Issue, 2019
Fight or Flight, The Painting Center, New York, NY. 2017. https://www.thepaintingcenter.org/fight-or-flight/
In the Galleries: Gunpowder and Teddy Bears reviewed by Mark Jenkins, 2015. 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, Communication, 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.
Resident Artist. Arlington Arts Center, 2013-Present.
Adjunct Lecturer, Marymount University and American University 2018
Teaching Assistant – American University, Painting, Level 200 and The Studio Experience, 2010-2012
Art Instructor - Arlington Arts Center. 2010 -11 and 2016-Present.
Teaching Artist – Adult and children’s workshop for the Hirshhorn, 1997-2001