Current & Upcoming

Painting 2011-2021, online exhibition juried by Peter Frank, Site: Brooklyn Gallery,
Brooklyn NY, Sept 15 – Oct 13, 2021

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Galerie Huber, Munich, Germany, 2011

University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, 2000

William Patterson University, Wayne NJ, 1995

Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 1992

Foundry Gallery, Washington D.C., March, 1985

Foundry Gallery, Washington D.C., September, 1983

Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, October, 1983

Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, March, 1980

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1976

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1976

Middendorf-Lane Gallery, Washington D.C., 1976

Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, 1976

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1975

Wells College, Aurora, NY, 1974

Painter’s Theatre Gallery, New York, NY, 1971

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, 1969

James Burgess lives and works in New York City.
Photo by David Field

Selected Group Exhibitions

Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY. 2008

Richard Anderson Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY 1999

Nanjing College of Art Museum, Nanjing, China. 1997

Small Works Exhibition, New School University, New York, NY, 2001,1998, 1997, 1995

Eastern Artists Conservancy Invitational, Easton, PA. 1987

Vermont College, Montpelier, VT. 1987

Foundry Gallery, Washington DC. 1982

American Institute of Art and Letters Invitational, American Academy, New York, NY. 1980

P.S. 1., Long Island City, NY, 1978

Arts Fiera, Bologna, Italy. 1978

Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland. 1978

Silvermine Guild of Artists National Print Competition, New Canaan, CT. 1976

Print Club National Exhibition, the Print Club, Philadelphia, PA. 1975

Recent Acquisitions, Herbert F, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 1975

Brooklyn Museum Invitational Print Show, Brooklyn, NY. 1974

Bradley Print Show, 15th Annual Exhibition, Peoria, IL. 1974

National Graphics Competition, National Art Club, New York, NY. 1973

National Drawing Competition, State University College at Potsdam. 1973

Selected Contemporary New Jersey Artists, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. 1968


Master of Fine Arts, College of Art and Architecture, Cornell University, 1974

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College, 1962. Elected member of Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Awards and Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship Grant, 1975

The MacDowell Colony, Fellow in Painting, Peterborough, NH, 1960

The MacDowell Colony, Fellow in Painting, Peterborough, NH, 1958

The Ragdale Foundation, Fellow in Painting, Lake Forest, IL, 1993

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fellow in Painting, Sweet Briar, VA, summer, 1992, 1991

Noyes Fellowship, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1974

Selected Public Collections

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

New York Public Library, New York, NY.

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NY

State University College at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY

First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, ILL

State of New Hampshire

Best Products Corporation

The State Department, United States Government


Illustrations for Laments, a book of poems by Vern Rutsala, New Rivers Press, NY, 1975

Notes on De Chirico, Iris Magazine, 1983


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