BIO
I'm a visual artist and graphic designer living on Vashon Island with my wife Audra and daughter Ripley.

In the studio my focus is large-scale installations and cut plywood paintings. These often develop from small works on paper and photographs. artist statement

My design work began while I was working for Cheim & Read Gallery in New York, first as an archivist then as their in-house designer and photographer.

Since moving back to Seattle in 2010, I've been exploring ways to build on the boutique, print-based approach I learned at the gallery. I work at Olson Kundig as their graphic designer and image archivist (I shoot some photos for them too).

burnside.chris@gmail.com 

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EDUCATION

2001 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Master of Fine Arts
1996 University of Washington, Seattle, Bachelor of Fine Arts

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015
NEPO 5k Don't Run, Klara Glosova, Sierra Stinson, Zack Bent and Serrah Russell, curators, Seattle

2014
Spin’s Barbershop, Seattle

2013
NEPO 5k Don’t Run, Klara Glosova, Sierra Stinson and Zack Bent, curators, Seattle
Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, Philadelphia
Mighty Tieton, 10x10x10xTieton, Tieton
Wallingford Mural, NE 45th St & Burke Ave N, Seattle

2012
Storefronts Seattle, 1000 Thomas Street, South Lake Union, Seattle

2011
Small Black Door, Separation, Kris Graves Projects and Julian Calero, curators, Queens

2010
Outside the Time Zone, Tomorrow’s Dream, Chris Rawson and Julian Calero, curators, Brooklyn
Outside the Time Zone, 65 Roebling, Chris Rawson and Julian Calero, curators, Brooklyn
Camel Art Space, Lonely Fire, Chris Rawson and Julian Calero, curators, Brooklyn
Kymata Project Space, Chris Burnside, Garek Druss, Ben Needham, Adam Taye, Chris Rawson and Julian Calero, curators, Seattle

2009
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Philadelphia
Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, Brave Brooklyn: Art Exhibit and Auction, Brooklyn
Camel Art Space, Outside the Time Zone, Chris Rawson and Julian Calero, curators, Brooklyn

2008
National Academy Museum, 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, New York
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Inquiry, Philadelphia

2007
Alpan Gallery, Installation Wall Drawing, Cut Pieces and Works on Paper, Huntington, NY
Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, One Pill Makes You Small, Brooklyn

2006
Washington Art Association, Installation and drawings, Washington, CT
Real Art Ways, Benefit Auction, Hartford, CT
Artists Space, Night of 1000 Drawings, New York

2005
Eugene, Yili Art Foundation 3rd Annual Exhibition, curated by Orlando Lima, New York
SOIL Gallery, Abstraction Obstruction: Working the Meridians, curated by Jeff Burgurt, Seattle

2004
Open Air, Installation, New York

2003
Kresge Gallery, The Object: Color as Carrier, curated by Seth Ely, Ramapo College, New Jersey

2002
Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Installation, Philadelphia

2001
Horton Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Matt Freedman, Philadelphia
Fox Gallery, Two Person Exhibition, Philadelphia

2000
Meyerson Gallery, Graduate School of Fine Arts Award Winners’ Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Wayne Art Center, 2000 National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Barbara Grossman, juror, Wayne, PA
Creative Arts Workshop, Vital Signs: Drawing as Inquiry, Robert Reed, juror, New Haven, CT

1996
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, BFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Washington, Seattle

AWARDS

2008
S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Prize, National Academy Museum, 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, New York

2000
Stuart Egnal Scholarship, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Juror’s Prize, 2000 National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Barbara Grossman, juror, Wayne, PA


ARTIST STATEMENT

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER REVIEW by Edith Newhall

BEAUTIFUL/DECAY POST by Alexis Kaneshiro

NEW YORK SUN PROFILE by Orlando Lima

NEXUS REVIEW by R.B. Strauss

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW by William Zimmer

OTHER INFO ONLINE

ARTISTS SPACE ONLINE Irving Sandler Artists File Online

THE DRAWING CENTER Artist Registry