From the Cerebral Dimestore
Mark Burns, 2016-2018 Artist In Residence
New work in Memento Mori, executed at the Ceramics Program 2016-2017
Exhibition Dates: October 7 - December 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5pm-7pm
Gallery hours: M-F, 10am-5pm or by appointment.
Closed 11/23 & 11/24
Mark Burns, an MFA graduate of the University of Washington and current Artist in Residence at the Ceramics Program, has had a long and distinguished career as a teacher and maker. He has held teaching positions all over the country, working at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Rhode Island School of Design, among others. He most recently taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was head of ceramics and chair of the department. Burns' work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is held in numerous public and private collections. Burns has a keen sense of ceramic history and pop culture, which he uses to express complex cultural notions of sexuality and identity.
A collection of Burns' earlier work will be on view at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia in November 2017: Mark Burns: Beyond Kitsch