Stephen Burt (American, born 1962)
Stephen Burt is painter and printmaker. Born in Deland, Florida in 1962. Educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1987) and SUNY Purchase (MFA 1991). Burt has exhibited in both international and national venues including most recently at Rose Contemporary in Portland, ME, Bradbury Gallery- State University of Arizona, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, and the International Print Center in New York City. Recent major exhibitions have been at Engine in Biddeford, ME (2011), Leighton Gallery in Blue Hill, ME (2011), and Edward T. Pollock Fine Arts in Portland, ME (2011) Burt’s work has been acquired for inclusion in many public collections including those of Portland Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress.
Burt’s work has been supported by awards from numerous institutions among them, the Pollock- Krasner Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Ruth Chenven Foundation as well as multiple faculty development grants from the University of New England.
An active member of Peregrine Press in Portland, Maine, Stephen Burt is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Creative and Fine Arts at the University of New England. He lives with his wife and three children in Portland, ME.
Burt’s talk, which is sponsored by the Colby College Art Department and supported by funds from the Arts Lecture Fund, is open to the public without charge. His talk is Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 pm in Bixler Art and Music Building, room 154.