Kellyann Burns Bio
“I am interested in constructing and deconstructing structure and form to explore ideas about place, context, time and meaning.” –Kellyann Burns, 2017
KELLYANN BURNS (b. 1966) is an American Abstract Artist who focuses on process and color to portray a visual dialogue of the environments she observes.
Burns’ work addresses the relationship between physical space, architecture, and the intimate perceptual experience with the painted image. Looking through one stratum to another has become a consistent visual theme, alluding very deliberately to the passage of time, intending to elicit a personal recollection from each viewer. This intimate, perceptual experience evokes a personal recollection of structures, depicting spatial organization of architecture and forms that expose the beauty of erosion - how attrition and regeneration in the natural and built world evokes both the reductive and the expressive.
Works by Kellyann Burns are included in numerous corporate and public collections. She is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant recipient and has received fellowships for residencies around the country including Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and Ucross. Burns has lectured to students from The Rode Island School of Design, Cornell and CUNY and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and Dansook University in Seoul, Korea. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artnews, and Hyperallergic, among others.
She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.