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Curriculum Vitae 

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GARY BURNLEY                                                  



Born:               St. Louis, Missouri

Education:      MFA, Yale University School of Art

                        BFA, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri


Solo Exhibitions:

2021                    Elizabeth Houston Gallery, NYC  

                               Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR                    

2020                        Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA  

                           Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2006               Silo Gallery, NYC

1987               Ted Greenwald Gallery, NYC

1984               Weatherspoon Gallery, U of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

1983               Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC

                        Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1982               Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC

1981               McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC

1979               Artists Space, NYC


Group Exhibitions (selected):

2022               Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX 

2020                  North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Fork, ND

2019               Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

                          The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2018               Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

                        Westchester Triennial, White Plains, NY

                         Free University of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

2017               Aperture Gallery, NYC

                        Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016               Hozhoni Foundation, Flagstaff, AZ

2014               Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011               “Freedom Riders” Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

                        Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2010               Par Avion, Parlour #19, Siena, Italy

2009               Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2008               Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2007               Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island, NY

2006               Marieluise Hessel Collection, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2002               Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

1992               The Forum Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1990               National Building Museum, Washington, DC

1989               Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY

1988               Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

                        Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC

1987               Mary Delehoyd Gallery, NYC

                         Ted Greenwald Gallery, NYC

1984               Artists Space, NYC

                        Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC 

                        University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

1983               Weatherspoon Gallery, U of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

                        Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC

1982.                                  Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

                        Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1981               Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

                        Queens Museum, Queens, NY

                        Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        Artists Space, NYC

                        Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

                           The Sculpture Center, NY

                               Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                           Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

1980                  Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC

                          Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC


Public Collections:

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

The Light Work Collection, Syracuse, NY

Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Candela Collection, Richmond, VA

Marieluise Hessel Collection, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Chase Bank Collection, NYC

Represented in private collections throughout US and Europe


Awards and Fellowships:

2022              John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 

                       The Aftermath Project Finalist Grant

                       Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NYss

2020                     Blue Sky Solo Exhibition Award

                           Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Selection

2019                    Finalist, Fotofilmic Mesh Award, Vancouver, BC

2018                   Artist Fellowship, CT Office of the Arts, DECD

                        Finalist, Clarence John Laughlin Award, New Orleans, LA

2012-2007     Burke Chair in Art and Art History, Sarah Lawrence College,

                         Bronxville, NY

2001-1996     Whittmore Chair in Visual Art, Sarah Lawrence Collage, Bronxville, NY

1995               Presidential Design Award

                       Federal Design Award

1989                New York State Council for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

1984               National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

1982               Creative Artist Public Service (CAPS) Individual Artist Fellowship


Public Projects, Commissions and Installations:


1994-1988       Principal Collaborator on design of new light-rail transportation system                    

                        for the city of St. Louis, MO

1989               Installation, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

1985               Installation, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

1983               Commission for subway station design, MTA, NYC

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