Michael Burmeister

Painter, Ceramic, & Concrete Artist

“The activity of painting involves marks and moves that bob, weave, mash, and lock into each other. This entanglement breeds a nuanced history into the actual surface of the painting. This stratification of the painted surface has the potential to reflect a non-linear relationship with time.

I do not sow chaos in my work. I do not look to knead it into being. If my work is thought of as chaotic, it is not that, it is a nod to the complex. I submit to the complexities of the natural landscape and the mind shaking hands with that landscape. Abstract painting helps bears witness to this greeting.”

Michael Burmeister holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a BAA in Fine Arts with a major in Photography and minor in Art History from Central Michigan University. Michael is currently the Owner and Director of Button Gallery in Douglas, MI. Previously as Adjunct Professor and Exhibition Preparator, Michael taught numerous Fine Art courses and worked on highly exclaimed exhibitions in both Pennsylvania and Illinois. His work has been exhibited regionally and nationally at colleges and universities, galleries and museums. Michael resides in Fennville, MI with his wife and two daughters.

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