Michael Burton

Digital Artist


About MB

I’m a digital artist, film maker, producer, and professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

I’m Michael Burton – a digital artist, film producer, and professor at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

I combine art, film, and animation to create my digital artwork. I’ve been featured in exhibitions at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the Denver Art Museum, RISD Art Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Digital Graffiti in Alys Beach Florida, and the Sheldon Art Museum.

My recent solo exhibition of digital art and NFTs titled Dance Floor of the Sky was hosted by at Kiechel Fine Art and featured a multi-channel projection room with a gallery of printed digital paintings.

My projects have been funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities, Maryland Humanities, ITVS, NET television, The Willa Cather Foundation, and Vision Maker Media. I am currently the director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and an Assistant Professor of Foundation Art and Design at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Selected Exhibitions and Festivals

2022 The 15th Annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach festival – Alys Beach, FL

Floor of the Sky (solo) Kiechel Fine Art Lincoln, NE.

A Gold Slipper (solo) Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery – Lincoln, NE.

A Gold Slipper (solo) Kiechel Fine Art Lincoln, NE.

Nebraska Now; Anna (solo) Museum of Nebraska Art – Kearney, NE.

A Gold Slipper (solo) Willa Cather Foundation Museum – Red Cloud, NE.

Virginia Film Festival – Charlottesville, VA New Media Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA. Utopia Film Festival – Greenbelt, MD. Hampton Film Festival – Hampton Roads, VA Atlantic Selects

Hip Hop Film Festival – Harlem, NY Bronze Lens Film Festival – Atlanta, GA

Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image -Denver Art Museum

RISD Museum – Providence, RI