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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 Art Around Books Gallery, San Diego, California. “Desire Path: Paintings, Sculpture, Prints, and Artist’s Books.” November 3 - December 1.
2002 Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego, California. “Michele Burgess: Markings of Time.” November 18, 2001 - February 10, 2002.
2001 Museé d’art Americain, Giverny, France. “Michele Burgess: When There Were Trees.” April 1 - July 12. Catalog.
1999 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California. “Crossing.” March 3 - May 2.
1993 Brighton Press, San Diego, California. “The Shape of Water: Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints by Michele Burgess.”
1991 Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky. “Michele Burgess: Paperworks.”
1989 Founders' Gallery, University of San Diego, California. “Michele Burgess: Drawings, Prints & Sculpture.”
1987 Valley City State University, Valley City, North Dakota.

BRIGHTON PRESS SOLO EXHIBITIONS (in which my work was featured)

2004 Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California. “Brighton Press: The Art of the Book.” Work by Michele Burgess and Bill Kelly in collaboration with poets and artists. April 7 - June 30.
2001 Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, Montana. “Third Mind: Collaborations in Book Making, featuring Sandra Alcosser and Michele Burgess.” September 6 - October 27. Catalog.
1997 Artists' Forum Gallery, San Francisco, California. “Brighton Press: The Art of the Book.”
1995 Athenaeum Music and Arts Gallery, La Jolla, California. “Brighton Press: Artists in Progress. Bill Kelly, Michele Burgess, and James Renner.”
1993 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California. “Brighton Press: Contemporary Artist's Books.” November 17, 1992 - February 28, 1993.
Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California. “Brighton Press: Book Arts, 1985-1993.” Catalog.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California, "Art of the Word." Spring 2014 - January 4, 1015.
  Rift Gallery, Rinconada, New Mexico. Group exhibition.
2014 University Art Gallery of Sonoma State University, “West Coast Ink: Printmaking from San Diego to Seattle,” in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Conference.
2013 University of Connecticut, Dodd Center Gallery, Storrs, Connecticut. “A Private and Sensuous Encounter: Women’s Fine Press and Artists’ Books, 1966- 2013.” August 1 - October 25, 2013.
SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego California. “Sustainable Systems.” March 15 – June 15.
Emory University’s Manuscript, Archive, and Rare Books Library, Atlanta, Georgia. “The Artist’s Book Showcase.” Online exhibition.
Rift Gallery, Rinconada, New Mexico. Group exhibition.
2012 SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, California. “Recollection.” February 3 – July 30.
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California. “BiblioTech.” January 5 – March 11.
2011 Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, California. “Women Over 25: Letterpress Printing for Over a Quarter of a Century.” August 25 – September 21. Catalog.
  SoFa Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. “WORDIMAGETEXTOBJECT.” January 5-28 (Award of Excellence).
2010 Rift Gallery Contemporary Art, Rinconada, New Mexico.
  Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California.
2009 The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California. “Impact.” September 9 - October 23.
  McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts. “The Book As Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.” February 14 – May 31.
2008 San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California. “New West Coast Design: Books.” January 25 - April 25.
  Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California. “Recent Acquisitions.” January 11 - February 9.
Art Around Books Gallery, San Diego, California. “Re-Covery: 26 Artists Re-imagine 26 Books.” December 8, 2007 – January 12, 2008.
2007 Stanford University, Peterson Gallery, Green Library, Stanford, California. “California Printers in the Fine Press Tradition.” February 12 - June 17.
  Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU Chico, California. CSU Invitational Print Exhibition. January 29 - March 4.
2006-07 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. “The Book As Art.” October 27, 2006 - February 4, 2007. Catalog.
2005 University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. “Artist’s Books from the Permanent Collection of the Bailey-Howe Library.”
  Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California. “Recent Acquisitions from the Artists’ Books and Artworks Collection.” February 8 - March 26.
  David Zapf Gallery, San Diego, California. “Print Variations.” January 14 - February 12.
2004 Museum of American Art, Giverny, France. “American Artists' Books in Europe, 1960-2000.” July 11 - October 31. Catalog.
2003 Hicks Art Center Gallery, Newtown, Pennsylvania. “Hot Off The Press: Collaborative Ventures in Printmaking.” Work by Michele Burgess, Brighton Press; Jean-Paul Russel, Durham Press; Cindi Ettinger, C. Royce Ettinger Fine Art Printing; Eileen Foti, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper. March 3 - April 9.
2002 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California. “A Good Impression: A Century of Printmaking in San Diego.” July 13 - October 27.
  Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California. “Art Under Pressure. Prints by San Diego Artists.” March 16 - April 20.
2001 Shelburne Farms, Vermont. “A Celebration of the Earth Charter.” September 9.
2000 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. “Book as Art XII: Artists’ Books from the Permanent Collection,” January 24 - July 1. Catalog.
  Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego. “Beyond the Book.”
Time & Space Limited, Hudson, New York. “Fishing.” A multimedia exhibition exploring varied and changing relationships to the river. October 1 - December 15.
1999 Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. “The Poem on the Page.” January 10 – February 19.
  University Art Gallery, CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, California. “The Book Arts: From Pulp to Pixel.” June 15 - July 9.
  Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California. “Bound and Unbound: Small Presses of California.” April 24 - May 29.
  Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego. “Women and Words.”
  Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York. “Body Work.” August 31 - October 31.
  San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California. “Retrospective of a Model.” Curated by Eleanor Antin. December 16, 1999 - January 16, 2000.
  Valley Art Center, Forest Grove, Oregon. “Focus On Content.”
  Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. “Recent Acquisitions.”
1996 Rocket Gallery, London, UK. “Paintings & Prints by John O'Connor, Philip Mead, Charles Carey, Michele Burgess, Leonard Baskin, & Michael Kuch.”
  Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath, UK. “Printer and Artist.”
  National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. “Book as Art VIII.” Catalog.
  Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. “Dream Sites: A Visual Essay by George Tysh.”
  Curated by Detroit poet George Tysh, who wrote accompanying poems. Catalog.
  Humboldt State University, Library Gallery, Arcata, California. “IMPRESSED.”
1995 Rocket Gallery, London, UK. “Printer and Artist.”
  Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York. “Out of the Drawing Room: Art By and About Women.”
1994 Art Chicago, “The New Pier Show.” Exhibition of artists published by Brighton Press.
  Seventh Regiment Armory, New York. “Works on Paper.”
  The Palladian, San Diego, California. “Collector's Choice.”
1988 Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California. “Civilians.” Curated by Dave Hickey.
  Mira Costa College Gallery, Oceanside, California. “Prints by Michele Burgess, Kathi McCord, Anja Shoenbeck, Domingo Ulloa.”
1986 Artlink Contemporary Artspace, Fort Wayne, Indiana. “National Print and Drawing Exhibition.”
1985 University of Hawaii, Hilo. “Pacific States Print and Drawing Exhibition.”
1984 University of Hawaii, Hilo. “Pacific States Print and Drawing Exhibition.” Purchase award. Catalog.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, San Francisco, California
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California
Brown University, John Hay Library, Special Collections, Providence, Rhode Island
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Columbia University, Butler Library, Special Collections, New York, New York
Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library, Hanover, New Hampshire
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan
Emory University, Woodruff Library, Atlanta, Georgia
Florida Atlantic University, Allen and Matta Jaffe Collection, Boca Raton, Florida
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
Getty Research Institute, Santa Monica, California
Harvard University, Houghton Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Idaho State University, Library, Pocatello, Idaho
Indiana University, Lilly Library, Bloomington, Indiana
Lafayette College, Library, Easton, Pennsylvania
Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Washington, D.C.
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Middlebury College, Special Collections Library, Middlebury, Vermont
Mills College, Oakland, California
Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Museum of American Art, Giverny, France
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
New York Public Library, Artist's Book Collection, New York
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Princeton University, Firestone Library, Special Collections, Princeton, New Jersey
Reed College, Art Library, Portland, Oregon
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
San Diego State University, Love Library, Special Collections, San Diego, California
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia
Skidmore College, Library, Saratoga Springs, New York
Smith College, Neilson Library, Rare Book Collection, Northampton, Massachusetts
Stanford University, Green Library, Rare Book Collection, Stanford, California
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Union College, Schenectady, New York
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library, La Jolla, California
University of California, Santa Barbara, California
University of Central Florida, Library, Orlando, Florida
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
University of Georgia, Hargrett Library, Athens, Georgia
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
University of Iowa, Library, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Louisville, Kentucky
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
University of Texas, Library, El Paso, Texas
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Vermont, Bailey-Howe Library, Burlington, Vermont
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Kohler Art Library, Madison, Wisconsin
Vassar College, Library, Poughkeepsie, New York
Wake Forest University, Rare Books Library, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Washington University, Library, St. Louis, Missouri
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wells College, Aurora, New York
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Williams College, Chapin Rare Book Library, Willamstown, Massachusetts
Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Library, New Haven, Connecticut

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2000-present Lecturer, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. The Art of the Book 1, 2 , & 3, Printmaking 210, 410, & 609.
2003-2007 Instructor, UCSD, Extended Studies, San Diego, California. Figure Drawing.
1996-2003 Instructor, Putney School Summer Art Programs, Putney, Vermont. Advanced Painting Intensive.
1986-2001 Instructor, Palomar College, San Marcos, California. Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Design.
1996-2000 Lecturer, University of San Diego, California. Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Painting; Drawing Fundamentals; Drawing and Composition.
1997-99 Instructor, Athenaeum School of the Arts, La Jolla, California. Figure Drawing, Drawing Fundamentals, Printmaking, Letterpress, Book Arts.
1994 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, University of Akron, Ohio. “Concept to Production: some approaches to the design of artist's books.”
Visiting Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1986-present Co-director, Brighton Press, San Diego, California.
2007 Exhibition Curator, “Makers & Creators,” Art Around Books, San Diego, California.
Guest Speaker, UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Tenth Annual Stephen A. Kanter Lecture.
2005 Guest Speaker, The Graphic Arts Council of the Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California. “Collaborations in Book Making.”
2001-04 Visual Painter-in-Residence, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, Putney, Vermont (summers).
2002 Artist Lecture, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, July 10. “The Books and Prints of Brighton Press.”
2001 Co-curator, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California. “Fantasy Library: A Treasure Hunt Through the Public and Private Artist’s Book Collections of San Diego.” December 9, 2000 - January 13, 2001.
  Guest Speaker, with Bill Kelly, January 11, “The Art of the Book: The Subtle Practice of Radical Sensuality.”
1994 Guest Speaker, American Institute of Graphic Arts, San Diego Chapter. “The Prints and Books of Brighton Press.”
1993 Artist-in-Residence, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California. In conjunction with an exhibition.
Guest Speaker, Graphic Arts Council of the Fresno Art Museum. “The Making and Publishing of Artist's Books.”
1991 Guest Lecturer, Rare Book School at Columbia University, New York.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Chronological)

D. Jury and P. R. Koch. Book Art Object 2 (Stanford: Stanford University Libraries and Berkeley: The Codex Foundation, 2013), pp. 151, 154.

B. Blesse. “Featured Artist: Michele Burgess.” College Book Art Association website. May 2011.

K. Maryatt. “Women Over 25: Printing Letterpress for Over a Quarter of a Century,” exhibition catalog (Claremont, California: Scripps College Press, 2011).

J. David, ed. book art object. Berkeley: The Codex Foundation, 2008. Pp. 129-310.

S. Angebranndt. “Interviews / On Craft.” Ampersand (San Francisco: Pacific Center for the Book Arts, Winter 2008): 4.

K. Wasserman. The Book as Art (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts/Princeton Architectural Press, 2007): 142-43.

K. Bourguignon. “American Artists' Books in Europe, 1960-2000,” exhibition catalog (Terra Foundation for the Arts, 2004).

P. Morris Buckley. “Brighton Press Exhibit Explores the Art of the Book,” San Diego Union Tribune, North County Edition (8 April 2004).

M. Manna. “Between the Lines,” San Diego Union Tribune (8-14 April 2004).

V. Thielemans. “The Markings of Time,” exhibition catalog (Giverny, France: The Museum of American Art, 2001).

L. Claassen. “An Appreciation,” exhibition catalog (Giverny, France: The Museum of American Art, 2001).

S. Alcosser and J. Reifsneider. “Third Mind: Collaborations in Book Making from Brighton Press,” exhibition catalog (Missoula, Montana: Art Museum of Missoula, 2001).

S. Alcosser. “Glyphs.” The Michigan Quarterly Review, edited by R. E. Grese and John R. Knott (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan, 2001): 170.

R. Pincus. “Literary Discoveries,” San Diego Union-Tribune (28 December 2000): 35.

K. Wasserman. “Book as Art XII: Artists’ Books from the Library and Research Center Collection” (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2000): 8, 13.

L. Nevin. “We Really Don’t Exist,” San Diego Reader (9 December 1999): 54-63.

L. Olsson. “Library Acquires New Artist Book,” SDSU, The Dome (Spring 1999).

G. Tysh. Dream Sites: A Visual Essay. Responses to works in the collection of Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Cranbrook Art Museum and Past Tents Press, 1998): 44-45, 83.

K. Wasserman. “Book As Art VII” (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1996): 5, 10.

R. Pincus. “Artists Behind Art,” San Diego Union-Tribune (13 November 1995): np.

M. Ford. “Printer and Artist at the Rocket Gallery,” Rare Books Newsletter, 52 (1995).

R. Pincus. “Brighton Press Book Made of Vivid Poetry and Prints,” San Diego Union-Tribune (12 March 1993).

L. Ollman. “Brighton Press Book Arts, 1985-1993” (San Marcos, California: Boehm Gallery, Palomar College): 1-3, 7.

C. Doan. “Book Art on Display at Boehm,” Telescope (5 March 1993).

L. Ollman. “At the Galleries, Critic’s Choice,” Los Angeles Times (8 May 1991): np.

S. Keller. “Athenaeum Exhibit Is One for the Books,” La Jolla Light (18 October 1990).

G. Smith. “Brighton Press: Artist Writer Publisher Handcrafted Nontraditional Artbook Painting Poems Paper Color Ink Vision Creative Energy,” San Diego Tribune (17 December 1990): D-1, 3.

D. Lewinson. “Imagery worth a look at limited assemblage of ‘Civilians,’” San Diego Union-Tribune (27 July 1988): np.

L. Ollman. “Brighton Press Merges Old World Craftsmanship with Spirit of Collaboration,” Los Angeles Times (29 July 1988): B-23.

L. Ollman. “Curator Steals the Limelight at La Jolla Museum Exhibit,” Los Angeles Times (18 August 1988): IV-2.

L. Ollman. “Printmakers and their Art Given their Due at Mira Costa, Southwestern Exhibits,” Los Angeles Times (15 April 1988): B-23.

Pacific States Print and Drawing Exhibition (Hilo: University of Hawaii, 1984) exhibition catalog, 8, 18.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2007 Co-speaker, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Tenth Annual Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Printing. “Brighton Press: Collaborations In/form.” April 21.
2006 Certificate of Excellence, The 34th Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show. Category: Small Press and Fine or Handmade Titles.

EDUCATION

1983-85 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. M.F.A.
1979-83 University of San Diego, California. B.A.