Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt, B.F.A., M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art

Stephen Burt is a painter and printmaker. He was born in Deland, Florida in 1962, and was 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 The Third Floor Gallery in NYC; the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME; Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland; and the International Print Center in New York City.

Burt’s work has been acquired for inclusion in many public collections, including those of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the 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. A member of Peregrine Press in Portland, Maine, Stephen Burt is Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of New England.



SUNY at Purchase
Rhode Island School of Design


Other scholarly activity

Major and Solo Exhibitions

2017: Brooklyn Public Library-Kings Highway Branch, Brooklyn, NY – Imagining Nature

2015: The Third Floor Gallery, New York, NY – Outside In

2011: Engine, Biddeford, ME – In Nature

Judith Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME – Landscapes of Maine

2010: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Portland, ME – Natural History

Judith Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME – Dawn and Dusk in Maine

2009: Judith Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME –Exhibit of Landscape Paintings

2006: Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME – Plush

Group Exhibits

2017: L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME – Maine Wood(s

2016: CTN Gallery-Union of Maine Visual Artists, Portland, ME – Monsters

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME

Lewis Gallery-Portland Public Library, Portland, ME – The Art of the Hand Pulled Print

University of S. Maine, Glickman Library, Portland, ME – Sustenance in Artists’ Books

L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME – Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine

University of New England, Art Gallery, Portland, ME – Wonder

Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME – Invitational Printmaking Exhibit

2015: Bridgewater State University, Maxwell LibraryBridgewater, MA – Scientific Illustrations and Beasties

Imago Foundation for the Arts, Warren, RI – 10th Annual Open Juried Exhibit – “Printmaking Now” 

Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA – East Portfolio: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

Ballinglen Gallery – The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland – January Residents Group Show

Invited plenary presentation

Visiting Artist/Presenter

2017: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Presenter at: Reproduction 2017: Images and Reproduced, XI International Association of Word and Image Studies Conference

2016: Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland – Artist-in-Residence

2015: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – Visiting Critic Foundation Drawing

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, CA – Artist-in-Residence

Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland – Artist in Residence

2014: University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland. Presenter at: Riddles of Form: Explorations and Discovery in Word and Image, 10th International Association of Word and Image Studies Conference

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Visiting Critic Foundation Drawing

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. Visiting Critic for Senior Studio

Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland- Artist in Residence

2013: Colby College, Waterville, ME. Visiting Artist

Research interests

The literature and imagery of mythology and religion express and give form to our desires and conflicts. As such I have found they are the perfect vehicles to explore my fascination with the human form.

Research topics

Art Making