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Amanda Burnham
updated: 08/30/2013
website: www.amandaburnham.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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boomtown (detail)
Walk the Walk the Walk
Co-dependency (detail)
Loop
Gathering
Greenmount
Back Alley
Limn (detail)
Walkshed
Import
Hood
High Winds
SOS
The Get Go
Obstruction II
 
Portfolio Keywords:  consumer culture, collage, architecture, language, landscape, psychological, urban, surreal, books, social criticism
 
 
boomtown (detail) by Amanda Burnham
boomtown (detail)
paint, tape, paper
2013
Dimensions variable
Walk the Walk the Walk by Amanda Burnham
Walk the Walk the Walk
Paint, paper, cardboard, tape, lights
2013
Dimensions variable
Co-dependency (detail) by Amanda Burnham
Co-dependency (detail)
Paint, paper, cardboard, tape, lights
2013
Dimensions variable
Loop by Amanda Burnham
Loop
Paint, paper
2013
200" x  600" 
Gathering by Amanda Burnham
Gathering
Paint, paper, tape, cardboard
2012
Dimensions variable
Greenmount by Amanda Burnham
Greenmount
Paint, paper, lights
2012
Dimensions variable
Back Alley by Amanda Burnham
Back Alley
Paint, tape, paper, lights
2012
150" x  300" 
Limn (detail) by Amanda Burnham
Limn (detail)
Paint, paper, lights
2012
Dimensions variable
Walkshed by Amanda Burnham
Walkshed
mixed media installation
2011
Dimensions variable
Import by Amanda Burnham
Import
mixed media installation
2011
0" x  0" 
Hood by Amanda Burnham
Hood
Paint, paper, tape
2011
Dimensions variable
High Winds by Amanda Burnham
High Winds
mixed media installation
2011
0" x  0" 
SOS by Amanda Burnham
SOS
Ink on paper
2013
40" x  60" 
The Get Go by Amanda Burnham
The Get Go
Watercolor and ink on paper
2010
20" x  30" 
Obstruction II by Amanda Burnham
Obstruction II
Ink and gouache on paper
2010
14" x  14" 

Artist Statement

Amanda Burnham makes drawings and drawing installations based on her explorations of and encounters with the city. Often working on site, outside or in her car, she reads the landscape for found fragments of language and records the poetics of vacant lots, moveable type signs, billboards, and rowhouses with ink and other water media on paper. She often pieces fragments together in a cumulative manner not unlike the way the urban landscape is collectively authored over time. Her drawing installations expand upon these explorations, layering and stitching together found visual elements of the landscape in conversation with the site against which they have been displaced, using paint, artificial turf, concrete, sand, and trash directly on the wall.

Her work work has been exhibited widely; selected venues include the Volta Art Fair (Basel, Switzerland), the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, Artisphere, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, the Cranbrook Institute of Art, Benrimon Contemporary (NYC), Bridge Gallery (NYC), Christina Ray Gallery (NYC), Dorsch Gallery (Miami) and GV/AS Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). In the Baltimore/DC area, her work has been featured by Maryland Art Place, the Creative Alliance, School 33, Area 405, the Silber Gallery, the Julio Art Gallery, the Gormley Gallery, MICA, d center, the Stamp Gallery, Hamiltonian Gallery (DC), and Transformer (DC). She received Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2010 and 2013. A graduate of Harvard University (BA) and Yale University (MFA), she is presently an Associate Professor at Towson University.

Artist Bio / CV

Amanda Burnham 

Education     

MFA - 2007 – Painting - Yale University 

BA - 2001 - Visual and Environmental Studies - Harvard University (magna cum laude) 

Solo Exhibitions  

2013 

boomtown, Birke Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 

Loop, Maryland Art Place at the Towson Town Center, Baltimore, MD 

2012 

I-85, Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN 

Limn, Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Stout 

2011

Walkshed, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Terminus, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Import, Volta 7, Basel, Switzerland

From the Land of Pleasant Living, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY

Urban Signs, Owens College, Toledo, OH 

2010

Agglutinate, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2009

Marginalia, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL 

2008

Denominator, Julio Art Gallery, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Amanda Burnham: Rite of Way, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

Governor's Island Art Fair, New York, NY 

House, Dignified, Area 405, Baltimore, MD

Sondheim Semifinalists' Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD 

2012

The House Show, d center, Baltimore, MD 

Sondheim Semifinalists' Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD

Beyond the Parking Lot, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

Amanda Burnham and Katie Shima, Bridge Gallery, New York, NY 

Site (un)Scene, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY 

2011

Medium of Exchange, Center for the Arts, Towson, MD 

Amanda Burnham and Dan Rule, SHSU, Houston, TX 

Call and Response, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC

2010

Alptraum!, Transformer, Washington, DC

Facsimile, Girls' Club, Miami, FL 

Graphite on Paper, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD 

Temporal Topographies, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Mission: Edition, Christina Ray Gallery, New York, NY 

dis.place.ment, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

2009

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL

All Terrain, Stamp Gallery, UMD, College Park, MD

Publications

Never Cry Woof, No Tell Press, 2007 (Drawings for collaborative project with poet Shafer Hall) 

Current Employment

2007-Present - Associate Professor, Towson University