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MICHAEL BURTCH: ARTIST

SCULPTOR, SOUND ARTIST, WRITER, SET DESIGNER

Curriculum Vitae :Michael Burtch

Education:
Graduated 1977, B.A. (Honours) – Art History
 
Awards and Other Activities:
2017-18; Sault Ste. Marie-Medal of Merit
2017 Canadian Screen Award; Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research; Painted Land.
In Search of the Group of Seven (with Nancy Lang, Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Rebecca
Middleton and Emma Hambly)
2015 Award of Excellence- Tourism Sault Ste. Marie
2015 Award of Excellence-Algoma Kinniwabi, Sault Ste. Marie
2014- present; Research Associate- NORDIK Institute
2003 Community Recognition Award – City of Sault Ste. Marie
 
Exhibitions and Commissions:
2023- Black Water, Sunken Cathedrals, with Annie King as part of Fringe North
2022- Playsmelter Festival; Sudbury; with Annie King
-Summer Moonfest ; Group exhibition; Art Hub; Sault Ste. Marie
-Stories Steeped in Stone; with Annie King
- Fringe Festival North- workshop with Annie King
2017- solo exhibition- Art Gallery of Algoma; January-March
2015- Group exhibition- “Shifters”; 180 Projects, Sault Ste. Marie; January 17-February 22.
2012- Solo exhibition; Transient Phases; May 3- July 22; Art Gallery of Algoma
2010 – Four and Friends Exhibition – Bruce Mines, ON
2009 – Commission – Official Mace: Algoma University
2004 – Commission – Sculpture – ‘Deep Breath’, Smoke Free Sault Ste. Marie – City of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
2003 – Commission – St. Basil Secondary School – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
2001 – Commission – Sculpture Installation – ‘Corpus Mobilis’, John Rhodes Centre – City of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
2000 – Group Exhibition – WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON – Exhibition
1999 – Finalist – Loggers Memorial Sculpture – Blind river, ON
1998 – Baptismal Font – St. Veronica’s Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1998 – Exhibition, Solo, Cornwall Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1998 – Commission – Sculpture – ‘Compassion’ 100 th Anniversary General Hospital, Sault Ste.Marie, ON
1996 – Exhibition, Solo – Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
1990 – Sounds of Invention, International Sound Symposium, Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s Newfoundland ; Reviewed in Art Post Magazine, Toronto; Fall 1990 issue
1990 – Sound Sculpture – Waterfront Project, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1987 – Outdoor Sculpture – City of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1987 – Exhibition – Meta Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1986 – Multi-Media Performance, Burtch/Bannerman/Prentice
1986 – Outdoor Installation – Burtch/Morin
1985 – Studio Installation – Sault Ste. Marie, On
1984 – Multi-Media Performance – Visions Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1984 – Studio Installation – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1984 – Multi-Media Performance, Theatre Algoma, Algoma University College, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1983 – Exhibition Burtch/Moorhouse/Morrison – Sault Ste. Marie Public Library
1983 – Award, Best Drawing, Algoma Fall Festival of the Arts
1983 – Exhibition, Group Show Sault Ste. Marie, ON
1980/81 – Exhibition, Sir Sanford Fleming College Faculty Exhibit, Lindsay, ON
1970/80 – Award, Drawing, Victoria County Spring Festival of the Arts, Lindsay, ON
1974 – Solo Exhibition, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba
 
Sounds Tracks and Performances:
Composed and Recorded for artists Peter Kolisnyk and Joan Frick
Performed as a percussionist with: Blind Justice- Brandon. Manitoba, The Bill Smith Trio, The
Last of the Red Hot Dada, Judy Ross Dance, Shannon Moan · Hinterbrane Project; Performances; April; 2011, Burtch-Huot Studio
May, June; 2012; Art Gallery of Algoma
November 2012; Art Gallery of Algoma with Alanna Bondar
November 2014; Art Gallery of Algoma; DVD of Hinterbrane exhibition and sound track with Dan Nystedt  Co-Produced, researched and appeared in documentary film; “Painted Land, In Search of the Group of Seven” By White pine Pictures and TVO.
DVD ; Sound Track for “Nude Pretending a Bear’s Safe” by Chris Shoust
DVD “Chimes” filmed and edited by Chris Shoust; produced by Michael Burtch; percussion by Michael Burtch
May 2023; Audio track for The Vision Network’s “Voice of the Lakes”, commissioned by National Geographic UK and Destination Ontario.
 
Set Designs:
2017; “RED” In Your Eyes Projects
2018; “GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL” In Your Eyes Projects
2020; “IF WE WERE BIRDS” In Your Eyes Projects and Algoma University

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