Emily Burns

b. 1986 Warrenton, VA
Lives and works in central Pennsylvania

2017 MFA, Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2009 Post-Baccalaureate, Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2008 BFA, Drawing and Painting, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Apocalypse Paradise, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2016 Archetype, John Sloan Arts Center, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
2013 Vague, Adventureland Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Deer Girls, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
2008 I Like Food, Patterson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Rulers, Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL
Small Works, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
2018 Art to Go, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Gallery 524, New York, NY
2017 The 2018 Flat File: Year Five, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
         Benefit Exhibition, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY / curated by Bill Carroll, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
         Alone Together, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA (three person exhibition)
         Kitsch: Take 2,
The Alice, Seattle, WA
2016 Digital Assist, The Vatican, studio e gallery, Seattle, WA
         Open Call II, Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         Trestle Benefit, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         Eighth Annual Figurative Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
         Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY / curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari
         Girls Just Wanna, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX
         American Woman, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN / curated by Al Miner, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
         Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York, NY
         Optics of the Poles, HUB Gallery, University Park, PA
         Late Winter Exhibition, Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia. MO
         Make Me Really Happy, 24 Hour Charlie's, Los Angeles, CA
2015 What Are You Doing Now, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
         Seven, Phonebooth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
         Graduate Research Exhibition, HUB Gallery, University Park, PA
         Lucid Dreams, Fraser Street Gallery, State College, PA
         Why Are You Here, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
         Alterity, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Dirty Dozen, Tresor Gallery, New Orleans, LA
         Stolen Property, John Molloy Gallery, New York, NY
         Contemporary Contemporary, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         On Beauty, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         6 x 6, Phonebooth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
         Less is More, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         This is not a Love Song, DAX Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2013 Winter Exhibition, PS Gallery, Columbia, MO
         Glimmering Darlings, RePopRoom, New York, NY
         Zodiac, Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
         Mona, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         The Language of Flowers, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         SPECTACLE, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Pretty Girls, Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong
         Gesturing Into Consciousness, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
2012 Anthropo (morph), ION Gallery, State College, PA (two person exhibition)
         Deer Girls, Galleria Lemont, Lemont, PA
2011 Young Artist's Show, Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA
         ARTHAUS Gallery, State College, PA
2010 The New American Grotesque, Vincent Michael Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Smash It & Grab It, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2008 Kalliope Exhibition, University Park, PA
          CA&A Annual Exhibition, University Park, PA
          Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
2007 Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
          CCA Exhibition, Chambersburg, PA
          Scholastic Awards Exhibition, Harrisburg, PA
          Scholastic Awards Exhibition, New York, NY

Art Fairs
2016  Seattle Art Fair, Galleri Urbane, Seattle, WA
2013  The Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
           The Asian Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

2017 First Place Award, Arts Business Competition, The Pennsylvania State University
2016 Graduate Assistantship, The Institute for Arts and Humanities, The Pennsylvania State University
         Happy Valley LaunchBox Startup Accelerator Program, State College, PA
         Best in Show, American Woman, Slocumb Galleries, East TN State University; Curated by Al Miner
         Optics of the Poles, Award winner, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
         AIGA Flux Design Award, in both Publications and Packaging
2015 Graduate Assistantship, The School of Visual Arts and Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University
         The Pennsylvania State University Graduate Research Exhibition Award
2014 Central PA Creative Professionals Bracket Awards, Best in show, gold and silver awards for design
2013 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2009 Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
          National Society of Arts and Letters Scholarship
2008 Margaret Giffin Schoenfelder Memorial Scholarship
          First Place Award BFA Exhibition curated by Peter Dudek
          Kara D. Berggren Scholarship
2006 Graham-Rath Scholarship
2004 Silver Medal, Scholastic Art & Writing Award
          Gold Key in Painting, Scholastic Art & Writing Award

Additional Education and Training
2019 Certificate in Typeface Design, Type@Cooper, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
2012 Classical Painting, Grand Central Academy, New York, NY

2020 Curator, Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, CA (forthcoming)
2020 Curator, Trestle Gallery, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)
2019 Curator, Unpaved Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA (forthcoming)
2019 Curator, Linger Still, A solo Exhibition by Kaveri Raina, Assembly Room, New York, NY
2016 Curator, Take Two, The Alice, Seattle, WA
         Curator, Kitsch, studio e gallery, Seattle, WA
         Curator, Deal With It, Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA
         Curator, Undergraduate Exhibition, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
         Curator, Maake Magazine, Issues 2 and 3
2015 Curator, Maake Magazine, Issue 1

Professional Experience
2019–present, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University
2017–2019, Visiting Faculty, Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University
2017–2018, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, Lock Haven University
2016–2017, Designer, The Institute for the Arts and Humanities, The Pennsylvania State University
2016 Teaching Assistant, Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University
2015 Instructor, Drawing and Painting, The School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University
2014–present, Editor and Art Director, Maake Magazine, State College, PA
2014–2015, Designer, The Penn Stater Magazine, University Park, PA
2011–present, Designer, Drawstring Design Co., State College, PA
2012–2017, Creative Director, Centered Magazine, State College, PA
2012 Production Designer, Feature film Salvation on location in Hutchinson, KS
2010 Photography Instructor, SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Artis), New York, NY
2010 Assistant to Jeff Koons, New York, NY

Lectures, etc.
2019 Visiting Curator, BRIC Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Visiting Curator, NARS Foundation International Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Curator’s Talk, Assembly Room, New York, NY
2018 Visiting Speaker, Iowa State University, Iowa City, IA
2016 Visiting Artist, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
         Curator's Talk, Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA
2012 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Maake Magazine, Issue 10, 2019 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Nickola Pottinger, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)
Maake Magazine, Issue 9, 2019 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Hein Koh, Brooklyn, NY
Maake Magazine, Issue 8, 2018 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Shannon Goff and Roxanne Jackson
Maake Magazine, Issue 7, 2018 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NYC, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia)
Maake Magazine, Issue 6, 2018 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Holly Coulis
Maake Magazine, Issue 5, 2017 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Yevgeniya Baras, Regina Rex, NYC
Maake Magazine, Issue 4, 2017 (Designer, Editor) Curated by Jon Lutz, 106 Green, Brooklyn
Maake Magazine, Issue 3, 2016 (Curator, Designer, Editor)
Maake Magazine, Issue 2, 2016 (Curator, Designer, Editor)
Maake Magazine, Issue 1, 2015 (Curator, Designer, Editor)

Selected Press

Corwin, William. Life in Motion: permeability, transparency and disembodied form in Tommy Mintz and Kaveri Raina. Artcritical, June 20, 2019. (Review for show curated by Emily Burns.)
Jordan, Patti. Kaveri Raina’s Linger Still, Curated by Emily Burns at Assembly Room. Arte Fuse, New York, NY. May 9, 2019. Barone, Gabrielle. “Maaking It” State College Magazine, State College, PA. May 2, 2019.
Hector, Katie. “Linger Still–Kaveri Raina at Assembly Room, Curated by Emily Burns” ArtSpiel, Brooklyn, NY.
Wertz, Pamela Krewson. Graphic design faculty member curating upcoming exhibition in New York City, Penn State News, April 09, 2019

Butler, Sharon. “Selections: Trestle’s big show of small works” Two Coats of Paint, New York, NY. July 29, 2017.
Miller, Sarah. “Maake Magazine.” Innovation Park Journey magazine, The Pennsylvania State University. August 2017.
Weidner, Krista. “Prepare to Launch.” Research Penn State magazine; Spring 2017 Issue. June 20, 2017.

“Awardees for American / Woman: 31st Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition Announced,” A! Magazine for the Arts, March 1, 2016
Going, Claire, “Three Penn State Graphic Design Students Win AIGA Design Competition,” Onward State, February 7, 2016. 
“Three Graphic Design Students Honored in National Competition.” Penn State College of Arts and Architecture News, January 25, 2016. 
Kupper, Oliver Maxwell. "Make Me Really Happy Inaugural Group Show @24Hour Charlies in Los Angeles," AUTRE, January 4, 2016.

Stromberg, Matt. “ArtRx LA: Make Me Really Happy, Hyperallergic, December 29, 2015.
Belkhyr, Yasmin. “Fragments of Persephone,” Winter Tangerine Review, March 15, 2015.

Ralph, Rachel, “Less is More @111 Minna,” Fecal Face Dot Com, April 8, 2014. 
Popova, Ekaterina, “Emily Burns,” Fresh Paint Magazine, November 3, 2014.
Cartwright, Thena, “Emily Burns,” Catapult Art Magazine, June 1, 2014.
Bird, Ciara, “Emily Burns,” Four Magazine, March 26, 2014.
Barron, Daniel, “Face Value,” YAY!LA Magazine, April 1, 2014.

Olda, Danny, “The Deer-Headed Women of Emily Burns’ Paintings,” Hi Fructose Art Magazine, Nov 10, 2013. 
Hamada, Jeff, “Emily Burns,” Booooooom, August 8, 2013. 
Konahrtist, “Emily Burns Revisit,” Empty Kingdom, June 13, 2013. 
“Emily Burns,” Studio Visit Magazine, March, 2013. 22.
Chalmers, Tara, “Exposure,” Two Hundred by 200 Magazine, November 12, 2013.
McCray, Elizabeth. “Emily Burns,” Blisss Magazine, October 1, 2013.
Menendez, Didi. “Emily Burns,” Poets and Artists Magazine, October 1, 2013.
Chou, Raymond, “Emily Burns,” ArtsCharity Magazine, June 1, 2013.
Barron, Daniel, “The 111 Minna Gallery Brings the Spectacle,” YAY! LA Magazine, March 7, 2013.

“Hyperreal Oil Paintings by Emily Burns,” Juxtapoz, December 13, 2012.
Freyer, Edwin S., “The East Issue,” S!NGULAR Magazine, 2012.
“5th 2012 Showcase,” ARTslant, August 30, 2012.
Cignarella, Brienne, “A New Kind of Pin-Up Girl,” Dadada New York Magazine, November 9, 2012.
Higgins, Dave, “Mediums,” State College Magazine, November 1, 2012.
Kendrick, Joseph, “Emily Burns,” The Electric Beef, September 12, 2012. 
Tutor, Zach, “Emily Burns,” Supersonic Electronic, August 8, 2012. 
Crest, Russ, “Emily Burns’ Pin-Up Ladies and TaxidermyBeautiful Decay, August 6, 2012. 

Chang, Phil, “Emily Burns,” Day Trip New York Magazine, New York, NY, September 1, 2011.

Huynh, Yen, “Q & A with Emily Burns,” Mecho, August 10, 2010.
Gutsche, Jeremy, “Sensuous Photorealistic Paintings,” Trendhunter, April 25, 2010. 
Schonberger,  Nick, “Emily Burns,” Curated Dec. 24