DONALD THOMAS BURGY

25 Francis Road, Wellesley, MA 02482
Tel 781-235-2700 | Email art@donaldburgy.com | www.donaldburgy.com

 
INTERVIEW

2008

 
EXHIBITIONS LOCATION SHOW
1969
Stadtiches Museum
Leverkusen, Germany
Concept Art
 
Dwan Gallery
New York City, NY
 
Language III
 
Raytheon
Bedford, MA
 
Experiments in Art and Technology Show
 
Hayden Gallery
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
 
The Moon Show
 
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
 
557087
 
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
995000
 
Kunsthalle Berne
Berne, Switzerland
 
Art from Plans
 
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
Photo Show
 
Paula Cooper Gallery
New York City, NY
 
Group Show
 
Bennett College
Millbrook, NY
 
One Man Exhibition
 
1970
 
The Jewish Museum
New York City, NY
 
Software
 
Museum of Modern Art
New York City, NY
 
Information
 
N.Y. Academy of Sciences
New York City, NY
 
The Third Conference on Planetology
and Space Mission Planning
 
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
 
Art in the Mind
 
New York Cultural Center
New York City, NY
 
Conceptual Art
and Conceptual Aspects
 
Stadtische Kunsthalle
Dusseldorf, Germany
 
Between 5
 
Addison Gallery of American Art
Andover, MA
 
"Art Ideas for the Year 4000"
 
Kunsthaus
Hamburg, Germany
 
Art from Plans
 
1971
 
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
 
Earth, Air, Fire, Water
 
Centro de Arte y Comunicacion
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Art Systems
 
Schuring Galerie
Krefeld, Germany
 
"Context Completion Ideas"
 
Galerie Lambert
Milan, Italy
 
Eight Proposals
 
Institute of Contemporary Art
London, England
 
Unlikely Photography
 
City of Salem
Salem, MA
 
Hello Day
City-wide Event
 
1972
 
SS Statendam
Steamliner
 
The Conference on the Total Environment
and the Future of Civilization
 
Sonnabend Gallery
Paris, France
 
The Observer is Observed
 
Rutgers: The State Universitiy
New Brunswick, NJ
 
One Man Exhibition
 
Leeds University
Yorkshire, England
 
Document Exhibition
 
III Bienal
Medellin, Columbia
 
Art Systems
 
Tokiwa Gallery
Chuo-Ku, Japan
 
Kuni Masa Kuriyama
Star Exhibition
 
Summerthing
Boston, MA
 
Park Street Subway Station Sculpture
 
Centro de Arte y Comunicacion
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Art Systems II

1973
 
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
 
One Man Exhibition
 
Moore College of Art
Philadelphia, PA
 
Artists Books
 
Centro de Arte y Comunicacion
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
"This Page Is"
 
Project Inc.
Cambridge, MA
 
One Man Exhibition
 
1974
 
Kunstverein
Cologne, Germany
 
Circuit: A Video Invitational
 
The Imaginary Space Research Center
Nagano-Ken, Japan
 
The World Uprising III
 
University of Maryland
Riverdale, MD
 
The Third Annual Conference of Interdisciplinary Aspects of Systems Theory
 
Carpenter Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
 
Short Circuit
 
Milton Academy
Milton, MA
 
One Man Exhibition
 
Addison Gallery of American Art
Andover, MA
 
Interactions with Landscape
 
Sonnabend Gallery
New York City, NY
 
Group Show
 
1975
 
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax, NS
 
Language and Structure in North America
 
WGBH-TV
New Television Workshop

Boston, MA
 
Visiting Artist
 
Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna
Ferrara, Italy
 
International Open Encounter on Video
 
Blitzinformation
London, England
 
Calendar Alteration Project
"Observation Idea"
 
Long Beach Museum
Long Beach, CA
 
Video / Landscape
 
Centro de Arte y Comunicacion
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
International Open Encounter on Video
 
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Language and Structure in North America
 
Espace Pierre Cardin
Paris, France
 
Recontre Internationale
Ouverte de Video
 
Addison Gallery of American Art
Andover, MA
 
Lecture
 
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
 
Video Week
 
1976
 
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York City, NY
 
Art <––> World
 
Galeria Labirynt
Lubin, Poland
 
"Everything - Nothing" Video
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
Faculty Exhibition
"Holly"
 
WGBH-TV
Boston, MA
 
New Television Workshop
Artist in Residence
 
Coevolution Quarterly
Sausalito, CA
 
"Evolution Completion Idea"
 
The Intelligencer:
San Francisco Regional
Mensa Newsletter
 
"Evolution Completion Idea"
 
1977
 
Los Angeles Institute
of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA

 
Artwords and Bookworks
 
WGBH-TV
Boston, MA
 
Artist's Showcase
"Food Observation Idea"
 
Museo de Arte Contemporano
Caracas, Venezuela
 
International Open Encounter on Video
 
International Society for the
Comparative Study of Civilizations
Bradford College
Bradford, MA
 
 
Institute of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL
 
Words at Liberty
 
R. Mutt Galleries
Northridge, CA
 
The Great California Drought of '77
Exhibition
 
Museu de Arte Contemporanea
Da Universidade de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
Decada de 70
"Composition of Fruit"
 
Fundacio Joan Miro
Center d' Estudis d'Art Contemporani
Barcelona, Spain
 
International Open Encounter on Video
 
Fylkingen Foundation
Stockholm, Sweden
 
Video Arts Festival
 
1978
 
Museu de Arte Contemporanea
Universidade de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
Decada de 70
 
California Institute for the Arts
Valencia, CA
 
Visiting Artist
 
Thomas Lewellen Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
One Man Show of Video
 
Helen Schlein Gallery
Boston, MA
 
Narrator in Harris Barron's
Einstein's Vanishing Point
 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
 
Notebook Excerpts Video
 
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
 
Artist's Store
"Time Exchange #2"
 
International Open Encounter on Video
Tokyo, Japan
 
 
Museu de Arte Contemporanea
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
Decada de 70
 
Atlantic Gallery
Boston, MA
 
Huebler / Burgy
Two Man Show
 
WBAI Radio
New York City, NY
 
Sound Art
"Notebook Excerpts"
 
WGBH
Boston, MA
 
Artist's Showcase
"Contexts"
"One-Many"
 
Addison Gallery of American Art
Andover, MA
 
"Art of the Future" Performance
 
Artist's Space
New York City, NY
 
Audio Works
 
1979
 
Franklin Furnace
New York City, NY
 
"The Observer is the Observed"
 
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
 
Traveling Correspondence Art Show
 
Boston Film and Video Foundation
Boston, MA
 
WGBH Retrospective
 
Tyler School of Art
Philadelphia, PA
 
Mail Etc. Art
 
Digital Equipment Corporation
Maynard, MA
 
Visiting Artist
 
1980
 
Music America Program
WGBH Radio
Boston, MA
 
Name Idea #3
 
Il Centro Documentazione
Arti Visive / Archivio
Castel San Giorgio, Italy
 
Mail Art Exhibition
"Prepared Paper for Future Artists"
 
The Next Whole Earth Catalog
 
"Evolution Completion Idea"
 
Helen Schlein Gallery
Boston, MA
 
Performance
 
Galleria Images 70
Padova, Italy
 
The Mythical Image
"Giotto" Audio Recording
 
Art Access / Networking
Bath, England
 
Teleconferencing Network Project
 
The International Mail Operation
Milan, Italy
 
 
Readers Digestible #2
Artniks Press
Providence, RI
 
My Artist's Manifesto
 
American Video in the 70's
DeCordova Museum
Lincoln, MA
 
"Contexts"
"Food Observation Idea"
 
Lower Cape Arts and Humanities
Council
Provincetown Art Association
Provincetown, MA
 
Fall Arts Festival 1980
 
Studio for Interrelated Media
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
"Conversation"
 
The First International Mail Art
Badge, Patch and Button Show
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
 
"Galaxy"
 
The International Center of the Future
Arc et Senans, France
 
"The Farther Light Travels..."
 
1981
 
DeCordova Museum
Lincoln, MA
 
Big Video
 
La Galleria Apollinaire
Milano, Italy
 
Mail Art:
The Mythical Image
 
Centre de Documentacio
D'Art Actual
Barcelona, Spain
 
Llibres d'Artista
"This Page Is"
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
 
Sky Art Conference
"Context Completion Ideas"
 
Lesley College
Cambridge, MA
 
Colloquium on the Expressive Therapies
 
Grove Street Gallery
Worcester, MA
 
Rubber Stamp and Mail Art
 
Boston Film and Video Foundation
Boston, MA
 
First Night
Food Observation Idea
 
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston, MA
 
Vernal Equinox Celebration
 
Creative Arts Center
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
 
Agreements
 
1982
 
Post Office Square Park
Post Office Square
Boston, MA
 
Sculpture and Park Redesign
City-Life, Boston
 
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers: The State University
New Brunswick, NJ
 
Rutgers MFA
20th Anniversary Exhibition
 
New Jersey State Museum
Trenton, NJ
 
Rutgers MFA
20th Anniversary Exhibition
 
Assembling Press
Brooklyn, NY
 
Eleventh Assembling
 
Universita Di Pavia
Collegio Cairoli
Pavia, Italy
 
Mail Art:
The Mythical Image
 
San Vito Dei Normanni
Palazzo Comunale
Provincia Di Brindisi, Italy
 
Mail Art
 
1983
 
Van Buren, Brazelton, Cutting Gallery
Cambridge, MA
 
Antique Store of the 20th Century
"20th Century Art Cards"
 
Children's Museum
Boston, MA
 
Vernal Equinox Celebration
 
International Impact Art Festival '83
Kyoto City Museum
Kyoto, Japan
 
 
National Contemporary Art Museum
Seoul, Korea
 
 
C.A.G.E. Gallery
Boston, MA
 
"History"
 
First Night
Hynes Auditorium
Boston, MA
 
Disasters Video
 
1984
 
Latin American Literary Review Press
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Brujas y Algo Mas
By Margorie Agosin
Book Cover Design
 
Metropolitan Artists and Poets
Assembly Press
Boston, MA
 
Book and Lecture
 
1985
 
International Impact Art Festival '85
Kyoto International Art Center
Kyoto, Japan
 
 
1986
 
Boston College Art Gallery
Boston College
Newton, MA
 
Space: From Inner to Outer
"Context Completion Idea"
 
Stadt Museum
Linz, Austria
 
Imagining Antarctica
"Imagining Future Antarcticas"
 
Carpenter Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
 
Portraits: Research Fellowship Report
 
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
 
Sky Art
"The Large Scale Structure of Space"
 
Studio for Interrelated Media
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
The Origins of Art
Lecture to benefit Eventworks
 
Assembling 12
Brooklyn, NY
 
"The Base of the Portland Vase"
 
1987
 
Museum of Modern Art
Paris, France
 
Sky Art
 
International Society for the
Comparative Study of Civilizations
Conference
Ohio University
Athens, OH
 
"Storyknives"
Lecture
 
International Impact Art Festival '87
Kyoto, Japan
 
"Cascades"
 
Ethical Culture Society
New York City, NY
 
Synthesis: Art, Science and Philosophy
in a Planetary Culture
"The Aether"
 
Reflux
New York City, NY
 
The Search for Accidental Significance
for Brian Buczak
"Cascades"
 
Mobius Artists Space
Boston, MA
 
Science Projects
"Helen and the Portland Vase"
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
Artists' Book Symposium and Book Show
"Art Ideas for the Year 4000"
 
1988
 
International Impact Art Festival '88
Kyoto, Japan
 
Map and Chronology of Earliest
Human Images
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
The Big SIM Show
"Gravitation and Acceleration"
 
1989
 
Alternative Museum
New York City, NY
 
The Theater of the Object
 
Herning Kunstmuseum
Herning, Denmark
 
KEGLE, KVAERN, LYS
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
The Paleoshow
 
1990
 
Mobius Artists Space
Boston, MA
 
Art Rages
 
The Alchemie Gallery
Boston, MA
 
Read the Sky for Signs of Snow
"20th Century Art Cards"
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
"Helen Burgy"
Video and Performance
 
Mobius Artists Space
Boston, MA
 
Art Rages: 13th Birthday
"Three Kisses"
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
Mass Miracle
"Light"
 
1991
 
Digital Equipment Corporation
Bedford, MA
 
Artist-in-Residence
 
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
 
Art Transition
 
Mobius Artists Space
Boston, MA
 
Art Rages Again
"Down on the Street" Performance
 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Waltham, MA
 
Currituck Video Narration
 
1992
 
Tozzer Library
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
 
Reading of Integration of Vision
 
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Paleolithic Art
Lecture
 
1993
 
Habitat Institute for the Environment
Belmont, MA
 
Nature and Inquiry Performance:
Human Figurines of the Paleolithic
 
Carpenter Center
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
 
Arthur Loeb 70th
Birthday Celebration
 
Abuse Magazine #3
Allston, MA
 
Remembering "Flash"
 
1994
 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Cambridge, MA
 
Nature and Inquiry Performance:
Human Figurines of the Paleolithic
 
Impulse Dance
Boston, MA
 
Voice Over
 
Anthology Film Archives
New York City, NY
 
World's First Digital Arts Festival
 
Bristol Art Museum
Bristol, RI
 
Let There Be Light
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
Faculty Show
"20th Century Art Cards"
 
Armenian International Women's
Association Conference
Church House Westminister
London, England
 
Documentary Video
 
1995
 
Fricke Gallery
Dussledorf, Germany
 
The Context of Art
The Art of Context
 
Tufts University Art Gallery
Medford, MA
 
In Light of Our Reflection
"Reflecting Together on the Earliest
Human Images"
 
1996
 
Kunst & Museum Journal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
The Context of Art/ The Art of Context
Artist's Statement
 
Art Press Numero 17, 1996
Paris, France
 
Documentation of Mental and Physical Characteristics of Donald Burgy
 
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA
 
The 1996 Conference on Human Evolution, Extraterrestrials, and the Arts

Lectures:
• Did Extraterrestrials Visit Earth During the Last Ice Age?
• Is Faster Than Light Speed Communication Across the Galaxy Possible?

 
Mobius Artists Space
Boston, MA
 
"Three Toasts" Performance
 
1997
 
Concord Lafayette Hotel
Paris, France
 
Armenian International Women's Association Conference Video
 
Higgins Art Gallery
Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, MA
 
Art of Correspondences
 
1998
 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Boston, MA
 
Somakatoligon: Art and Mind Physics Symposium
 
Syracuse University Press
Syracuse, NY
 
"Scattered Like Seeds"
Book by Shaw Dallal
Book Jacket Design by Donald Burgy
and Biz Stone
 
1999
 
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
 
Friezes
Lecture/Performance
 
2000
 
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
 
Information and Visual Language Lecture
 
Abbott Memorial Theater
Waltham, MA
 
Voice Over
"How I Learned to Drive"
A Play by Paulo Vogel
 
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
 
Creative New Media
and the World Wide Web Symposium
Information and Visual Language Lecture
 
First Night International
14th Annual Conference
Weston Hotel
Boston, MA
 
Founders Panel
Statement and Event
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
Art and Science
"Connection Idea"
 
2001
 
List Arts Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
 
Five Ideas
Live Event, Website and Mailings
 
Three Abreast Sitcom
World Wide Web
 
Performance of Character: "Mr. Gerrity"
 
The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations
Rutgers University

Newark, NJ
 
"The Foresight of 25 Francis Road"
 
Hendricks Farm
Cape Breton Island, Canada
 
Geoffrey Hendricks' 70th Birthday
"Prepositions"
 
2002
 
Camden Arts Center
London, England
 
Statement About Doug Huebler's
Basketball Piece
Variable Piece #46, 1971
 
Empty Set Gallery
Pittsfield, MA
 
The Paper Show: Five Drawings
"The Three, The Tree, and The Well"
 
2003
 
Comparative Civilizations Review
No. 48, Spring 2003
 
Review of Paper:
Nikolai Roerich: East Meets West
in a Landscape Painter
 
Copley Society Gallery
Boston, MA
 
The Cyber Arts Festival
"Invisible Ideas" Series
Collaboration with Nature and Inquiry
"Vision Beyond the Horizon"
A Walk Down Commonwealth Avenue PDA/GPS Event/Website
 
Mobius Artists Space
Boston, MA
 
Mobius 25
"A Collection of Images to Consider a Question" Performance and Drawing Collection Hand-out
 
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
 
Lecture: "Vision Beyond the Horizon"
 
Smart Worlds
Cambridge, MA
 
Voice Over for Promo Video
 
Smith College
Northampton, MA
 
Review of Course for Commonwealth:
"Teaching of Art"
Cathy Topal, Instructor
 
2004
 
Art Interactive
Cambridge, MA
 
Participatory Democracy
Narrator/Host Video
 
Comparative Civilizations Review
No. 51, Fall 2004
 
Article:
"Reading Europe's Paleolithic Writing"
 
2005
 
Empty Set Gallery
Pittsfield, MA
 
The Paper Show 2: Connection Idea
 
Comparative Civilizations Review
No. 53, Fall 2005
 
Article:
"Reading Europe's Paleolithic Writing"
 
2006
 
Ravi Jain
Internet Blog
 
Drive Time
Played Role of "Dr. B"
 
Axiom Gallery
Cambridge, MA
 
Symbiosis
"Reading Homo Erectus Engraving:
 
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, MA
 
Harris Barron Birthday T-shirt/Invitation: Available online prior to the event so participants could wear T-shirt to the event
 
2007
 
Comparative Civilizations Review
No. 56, Spring 2007
 
Article:
"Reading Europe's Paleolithic Writing"
 
The Getty Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA
 
"Sound Drawings"
Douglas Huebler and Donald Burgy
Sound Recording for Internet Radio
 
Editions Mix, Publisher
Paris, France
 
Art Conceptuel:
Une Entologie de la Litterature
11 pieces published from
"Art Ideas for the Year 4000"
book by Donald Burgy
 
2008
 
Axiom Gallery
Boston, MA
 
Collision 13 Exhibit Critic
 
Commission by Dr. W. Michael Bryant
Sarasota, FL
 
Watercolor:
"The Fires of Aurignacia 32,000 Years B.C."
 
Sainsbury Center for the Visual Arts
University of East Anglia

Norwich, England
 
"On Location"
Order Idea, Rock #5
 
2010
 
Comparative Civilizations Review
No. 62, Spring 2010
 
Article: "A Symbol in the Ceiling Mural in the Cave of Altamira"
 
"Orders of Magnitude"
 
2011
 
GLIMPSE Issue #7, Text
glimpsejournal.com
 
Article:
"Reading Europe's Paleolithic Writing"
 
Provincetown Conservation Trust
Provincetown, MA
 
Appearances:
Provincetown Green Arts Festival
 
"A Pair of Connected Galaxies"

saint-lucy.com
 
"Death Blowing Bubbles"
 
2012
 
Churner & Churner
New York City, NY
 
"Project Inc., Revisited"
 
2013
 
Hunter College Art Galleries
New York City, NY
 
"Open Work in Latin America,
New York & Beyond:
Conceptualism Reconsidered, 1967-1978"
 
Eco-Arts Festival
Provincetown, MA
 
Appearances 2013
 
Democracy Center
Cambridge, MA
 
Evolver - HiveMind
 
Museum of Science
Boston, MA
 
Lecture
 
Brian George Salon
Roxbury, MA
 
 
2014
 
Centre de Culture Contemporaine
Montpellier, France
 
"Last News From the Ether"
 
Eco-Arts Festival
Provincetown, MA
 
Appearances 2014
 
Brian George Salon
Roxbury, MA
 
 
Les Presses du réel (Livre)
Paris, France
 
"Une Traduction d'une Langue en une Autre" by Sébastien Pluot
 
2015
 
Eco-Arts Festival
Provincetown, MA
 
Appearances 2015
 
Brian George Salon
Roxbury, MA
 
Lecture
 
Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY
 
"Museum of Stones"
 
The Art Guys
Houston, TX
 
"Please Disbelieve"
Performance
 
Aporeia
Arnhem, Netherlands
 
"Name Idea #1"
 
2016
 
Eco-Arts Festival
Provincetown, MA
 
Appearances 2016
"Biophoton Space"
 
Brian George Salon
Roxbury, MA
 
 
Kim Priels Gallery
Waregam, Belgium
 
Selection of my books
 
Emily Harvey Foundation
New York, NY
 
Excerpt from "The Art of Translation"
 
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Morton R. Godine Library
Boston, MA
 
A Tribute to the Work of Donald Burgy (Retrospective)
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