D Brian Burns II

Artist

ABOUT ME

I was born In California. The son of a school teacher and an air force navigator. We moved frequently growing up; I did preschool in Louisiana, and I have lived in several other states, including Colorado and New Mexico. 

At an early age I drew and painted, and I began to identify as an artist as soon as elementary school. I used to get in trouble in school for drawing on my homework and tests, but despite that continued to make images. 

In 2009 I began my formal training in California. There I built a studio and worked for the next several years.

In 2014, my mother passed away, and I moved to New York shortly after in the summer of 2015. In 2017 I received my Masters of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Purchase in New York, and moved to Brooklyn shortly after.

Now I live and work out of Brooklyn in New York City, mostly making paintings.

Exhibitions

Education:                                                           

2017                MFA    Fine Art            Purchase College, Purchase, New York

2014                BA       Studio Art         California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, California

2006                Graduated                    Del Campo High School, Sacramento, California


 

Awards and Publications

2019    Winner of the Call for Color: Orange Edition, Artrepreneur, New York, NY

2019    Newspaper publication, Friday August 9, The Rivertowns Enterprise, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

2018    The Stu, Fall Issue, Published by Unkahmen, New York, NY

2015    Award of Merit, From the California State fair, Sacramento, CA

2014    Award of Merit, From the California State fair, Sacramento, CA

2014    Deans Honor List, CSUS, Sacramento, CA

2014    R.W. Witt Scholarship Award – Third Place, from the Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2011    ARC President’s Student Award, from the James Kaneko gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

Solo and Pair Exhibitions

 

2014    Mental Media, Witt Gallery, Sacramento CA

2014    Space Paintings, CSUS Writing Center, Sacramento, CA

2014    D Brian Burns II and Roberta Rousos, Blue Moon Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

Group Shows

 

2019                Transformations: Figures of Our Other Selves, Mills Pond Gallery, Long Island, NY

2019                Drawn from Life, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

2019                Summer Exhibition, LIC Arts Open Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2019                Summer Showcase, Unkahmen, New York, NY

2018                Summer Showcase, Unkahmen, New York, NY

2017                Artefactual, MFA Show, Equity Gallery, NY

2017                Artefactual, Dolly Maass Gallery, NY

2016                Broken, Stolen, Lost, Dolly Maass Gallery, NY

2015                Medium Rare, Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY

2015                Broken, Oakwilde Sculpture Ranch, Valley Springs, CA

2014                California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

2014                Art Ball Sculpture Show, CSUS ASL,, Sacramento, CA

2014                Senior Show, Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2014                Nature vs Nurture, Oak Wilde sculpture Ranch, with Art Oneeightseven Collective, Valley Springs, CA

2014                Our Brain, Crocker Art Museum, with the Art Oneeightseven Collective, Sacramento, CA

2014                Depth and Change, Witt Gallery, with the Art Oneeightseven Collective, Sacramento, CA

2014                Award Show, Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2013                Collage and Beyond, 21 Ten Gallery, Sacramento CA

2013                Art Ball, CSUS ASL, Sacramento, CA

2013                Sculpture Show, Witt Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2013                Award Show, Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012-13           Spiritual show, Blank Canvas studios, Sacramento, CA

2012                Political show, Blank Canvas studios, Sacramento, CA

2012                Art Ball, Sacramento State ASL, Sacramento, CA