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22 June 1955
|Education||University of Colorado and University of Denver|
|Known for||Painting, sculpture, performance art|
Jeffrey Milburn (born June 22, 1955) is an American artist.
Early life and family[edit | edit source]
Milburn was born on June 22, 1955 the fifth child of Col. Thomas J. Milburn (1913–2003) and Mary Lou Mason Milburn (1915–2005). He spent his first five years in Frankfurt, Germany where his father was stationed as the director of personnel for the National Security Agency for the European Theater.
Milburn had four siblings: Laird Milburn, attorney and Magistrate Judge (ret.) Grand Junction, Colorado; Lt. Colonel Kim Milburn (USAF ret.) Helena, Montana; Candace Van Ark and Craig Milburn, Boulder, Colorado, all born in the United States.
Milburn graduated from Boulder High School (1973), the University of Colorado (1979), and attended the University of Denver (1983) as a special student in the Graduate School of International Studies - Technology and Modernization. He studied abroad during college at the University of Savoy in Chambéry France in a French civilization program affiliated with the University of Colorado.
While a student at Boulder High School in the early 1970s, Milburn was given a wide breadth of experience in the highly progressive music and art programs, which allowed him to study university level classes in both fields. Studying communication arts at the University of Colorado gave Milburn a chance to broaden his art and music background into film and writing, setting up his later art explorations that led him to create the Omni art movement.
Early career (1979–1983)[edit | edit source]
Milburn's first job was in banking, first serving as a consumer loan officer; he moved ultimately to a position at The Colorado National Bank in Denver, Colorado.
While working his day job as a banker, Milburn was engaged in Denver's art scene and recorded an album called "Exotique". Although not a commercial success, it created enough interest in his musical and artistic talents that he was invited to many private art parties in the mid-1980s in New York's thriving downtown art scene. Milburn had originated the two main foundational pieces for his eventual museum collection called The Universalist Group in 1981 in his Denver studio.
New York years (1983–1992)[edit | edit source]
In 1984, Milburn moved to New York City to join the thriving art scene. Working as a chef, party planner and music promoter, Milburn created performance installations in Manhattan's East Village, SoHo, and the Upper West Side neighborhoods before obtaining a large studio 100 miles north of New York City in the Rhinebeck area in Dutchess County, New York, in 1988.
Founder of the Omni art movement (1988)[edit | edit source]
While living in New York, Milburn plunged into the vibrant art scene of the late 1980s working as a waiter and chef for Macy's main store in Herald Square, a music promoter for a subsidiary label of A&M Records, a party planner, and an art personality at various art shows, installations, clubs, and other venues while developing his performance installation style art in the East Village, the Upper West Side, and Midtown Manhattan. It was in the fall of 1988 that Milburn coined the term "Omni" to name the style of art he had created that encompassed a multidimensional understanding of the cosmos based within quantum physics and new science.
Museum installation (1991)[edit | edit source]
It was in March 1991 that Milburn mounted his first one-man museum installation at the Islip Art Museum in Islip, New York that featured the Universalist Group collection of 12 foundational artworks that encompass Millburn’s thesis of the Omni art paradigm.
Boulder years (1992–2000)[edit | edit source]
Milburn moved back to Boulder, Colorado in June 1991 after his New York museum installation ended and he returned from the benefit in Los Angeles in May.
Santa Fe years (2000–2010)[edit | edit source]
In the fall of 2000, Milburn moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to develop Omni art further and write his book on Omni art. He also finished more musical compositions for performance and started a new series of art works called the Torsion Wave Series, which are based on the extraordinarily advanced research of Russian astrophysicist Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev.
The Omni Art Salon (2005–)[edit | edit source]
In 2005, Milburn started the Omni Art Salon, a podcast that eventually drew subscribers from 61 countries. The Omni Art Salon was the first cyber art salon of its kind, and has since expanded to include interviews and conversations with well-known writers, artists, academics, and others exploring the cutting edge of the conscious cultural evolution including interviews with Ray Anderson, Russell Targ, Jean Houston, Gary Hart, Gary Zukav, Mike Gravel, Joan Van Ark, Amit Goswami, John Bogle, Steven Greer, Joshua Greene, Chip Conley, Uri Geller, Matthew Fox (priest), Raymond Moody, Peter Russell, Leonard Shlain, and Guy Finley. In 2007, Milburn published OMNI ART - Language of Consciousness as a treatise and explanation of the multidimensionality representation of his assemblage artworks that make up The Universalist Group.
Milburn explained Omni Art as an exploration of the invisible dimensions of reality that are currently being examined and explored by the world's leading quantum physicists, cultural anthropologists, and scientists. He quoted Buckminster Fuller saying, "90% of reality is invisible".
The initial response to the Omni Art Salon was dramatic with the first few podcasts drawing an audience of 50-100 people that quickly grew to over 25,000 within the first five months and ultimately spread across 61 countries.
After the first two years of podcasting, Milburn began getting requests from publishers to interview their authors and Milburn's unique style of interviewing became sought after by a number of well-known writers and thought leaders. Exploring the realms of quantum physics, Oneness consciousness, and new science has become the hallmark of The Omni Art Salon. The name has changed twice since then, first to “Conversations in Consciousness” and recently to “Fresh Perspectives” to include a broader spectrum of culture, the arts, and science.
References[edit | edit source]
- Dwight Mason was the Mayor of Missoula from 1937 to 1947, District Attorney, and a State Senator.
- The Omni Art Salon; episode 3, 2005. Omni Art Salon Productions
- The Village Voice 1988, http://www.villagevoicemedia.com/
- Multivalued Fields in Condensed Matter, Electrodynamics and Gravitation. World Scientific, Singapore 2008 Kleinert, H.
- OMNI ART - Language of Consciousness, Voice One Publishing (2007) Milburn, Jeffrey ISBN 978-1-4276-1589-3
- Critical Path, MacMillan (1981) Fuller, Buckminster
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