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1973 Master of Fine Arts - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, major concentration in Painting, minor in Printmaking

1971 Bachelor of Fine Arts - University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA., major concentration in Painting, minor in Printmaking

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (invited and curated, last ten years)

Nebraska Now: Recent Quilts and Photographs by Michael James, Museum of Nebraska Art, January 12 - April 26, 2019.

India Through Beginner's Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James, Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska, May 4 - 25, 2018

Ambiguity & Enigma: Recent Quilt by Michael James, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE, June 5, 2015 - February 22, 2016

Michael James: Organizing Nature, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX, May 9 – July 7

Hand Craft: A Decade of Digital Quilts, Metro Community College, Omaha, NE, November 18 – December 17
New and Recent Quilts, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, October 1 – 30

Michael James: Oeuvres récents, 15ème Carrefour International du Patchwork, Ste. Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France, September 17 – 20
The Sidebar Show – New Work, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, April 2 - 18

The Life in a Day – New Work, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, March 27 – April 26

Michael James: Reinventing Quilts in a Digital Age, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (invited/curated, last ten years)

Compelled to Tell: Markmaking, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE, May 22 - September 23, 2018

Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art, Racine Art Museum, January 21 - May 6, 2018

Storyline: The Contemporary Quilt, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, September 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018; Kathryn Hall, curator

Crossing Generations: Past, Present & Future, sponsored by the Surface Design
Association, curated by Jane Sauer; Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, July 10 - August 5, 2017

Terra Firma, A Selection of Nebraska Landscapes, works from the collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art, Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE, May 24 - June 12
Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections, Newark Art Museum (NJ) September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016
New Arrivals: Art Quilts, curated by Anita Jones, Curator of Textiles, includes recent additions to the Baltimore Museum of Art’s late 20th-century textile     collection. Dec. 15, 2015 - June 19, 2016. Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) '

Quilt (R)Evolution: Art Quilt Retrospective 1979 – 2014, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio,  September 20 – November 22

Flight Patterns - curated group exhibition, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA, April 2014 - April 2015

Art Quilt Elements - juried group exhibition, Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, March 21 - May 3

9th International Fiber Biennial - curated group exhibition, Snyderman-Works Gallery, 303 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA, March 7 - April 19

High Fiber: Recent Large-scale Acquisitions in Fiber, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, September 30, 2012 - January 20, 2013. Bruce W. Pepich, Curator.

Everything in Between: Art Quilts, Fabric Collage and Embroidery, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, September 27 – November 10

Without Boundaries: Transformations in American Craft, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO,August 24 – October 21. Lynn Friedman Hamilton, curator.

Backstitch: A 25-year Retrospective of Advances and Milestone in Quiltmaking, The New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA, July 12 – October 14. Anita Loscalzo and Laura Lane, co-curators.

Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, April 24 – June 2

Silent Waters, three-person exhibition at Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE, May

Man-made Quilts: Civil War to the Present, Shelburne Museum, Burlington, VT, May 13 – October 28

8th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, March 2 – April 28

Patchwork from Folk Art to Fine Art, Newark (NJ) Museum, September through December

Inaugural Exhibition, Modern Arts Midwest Midtown, Omaha, NE, September –

Structure and Improvisation: Contemporary Quilts of Nancy Crow, Rosalie Dace, Michael James and Paula Nadelstern, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY, Jan. 21 – May 1

Component Parts, Textiles, Clothing & Design Faculty exhibition, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Sept. 13 – Oct. 11

5th Annual Gallery Artists Group Show, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, July 2 – August 31

5th Annual Small Works Group Show, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, Oct. 29 – December 31

4th Annual Gallery Artists Group Show, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, July 9 – September 5

Wish List IV, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, November 7 – December 24

Structure, Surface and Expression: Quilt Directions Today, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC, September – January 2009

Visual Systems: The Quilter’s Eye, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska – Lincoln , July 9 – September 25

Material Matters: Quiltmaking in the 21st Century, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, June 20 – August 31

Summer Show: Gallery Artists, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, May – August

Quilts in Common, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, March 30 – August 17

Sixth International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, Bruce Hoffman, Curator, March 1 – April 30

The Grid, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, January - March
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