Michael Burton

Artist, Filmmaker, and Assistant Professor,


Michael holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is currently the Robert Hillestad Gallery Director in the Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design where he teaches CAD and Surface Design.

His art and films have been featured in over 50 venues nationwide. Recent awards include Best Animation at the Prince Georges Film Fest in D.C. and New Media Film Fest in L.A.. He has over $300K in grant activity supporting early career animators, costume designers, production professionals, and actors.


National Humanities Conference, 2022
The Bell Affair
L.A., CA

Willa Cather Conference 2020
Un/Tethered; Cather on the Cusp of the 1920’s
Red Cloud, NE

FATE, 2017
Make it, Save it, Quick Update it

Get in touch

Michael is always available for side collaborations and talks nationwide. If you want to chat about your ideas, don’t hesitate in reaching out.