• A painting by Bruce Burris titled State Regulation, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    State Regulation, 2020

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

  • A painting by Bruce Burris titled Labor Day, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    Labor Day, 2020

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

  • A painting by Bruce Burris titled Friendliest Manner, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    Friendliest Manner, 2020

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

  • A painting by Bruce Burris titled Climate Change Commies, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    Climate Change Commies, 2020

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

  • A painting by Bruce Burris titled Perverse Climate Morality, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    Perverse Climate Morality, 2020

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

  • A painting by Bruce Burris titled Girls and Guns, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    Girls and Guns, 1997

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

  • A detail of a painting by Bruce Burris titled And Whose Treatment Needs, dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    And Whose Treatment Needs, 2020

    Detail

  • A painting by Bruce Burris titled We Strive to Make Our Services..., dated 2020.

    Bruce Burris

    We Strive to Make Our Services ..., 2020

    Acrylic, tempera, watercolor, marker, graphite, and spray paint on paper

    22 x 15 inches

Pre-Renovation Potluck

Inaugural Exhibition

May 22 -June 30, 2021

Friends of Foes

Bruce Burris

January 19 -February 28, 2021

Selected Solo Exhibitions

We Will Shed Some Blood to Save Our Mountain!
Bruce Burris
A. L. S. O. (SHRINE & Sargent’s Daughters) x Institute 193
2019

SUPERREGIONAL
Bruce Burris
Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Oregon State University
2018

We Will Someday, Someday We Will
Bruce Burris
Institute 193
2010

Welcome to the Lonely Mountain Community Center
Bruce Burris
Thunder-Sky, Inc.
2010

White Boys
Bruce Burris
Braunstein/Quay Gallery
2005

Bruce Burris
Pavel Vavrys Galerie Prague
1992

Bruce Burris
Anton Gallery
1990

Bruce Burris
Janet Fleisher Gallery
1984

Selected Group Exhibitions

Hallie Ford Fellows In The Visual Arts: Classes Of 2017, 2018 & 2019
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
2021

Making A Better Painting
Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College
2020

Portland Biennial
Curated by Michelle Grabner
2016

Looking at Us!
Divaldo Pod Palmovka
1992

Bruce Burris (b.1955) is an artist, activist, and director of several community initiatives: Artworks – CEI, OUTPOST1000 and In Visible, that assist individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, many of whom are artists themselves. Burris’s practice stems from observations of class and philosophical divides. Drawing on memories and concepts of protest, he melds text, images, and objects into zealous bulletins and psychedelic tableaux. Occasionally absurd yet indisputably valid, these messages provoke reflection and demand reaction.

Bruce Burris was born in 1955 in Wilmington, DE. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Nasson College in Sanford, Maine. His solo exhibitions include Friends of Foes at MARCH x Summertime (Brooklyn, NY) in 2021, We Will Shed Some Blood to Save Our Mountain! At A.L.S.O. (New York, NY) in 2019, SUPERREGIONAL at the Fairbanks Gallery of Art at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) in 2018, We Will Someday, Someday We Will at Institute 193 (Lexington, KY) and Welcome to the Lonely Mountain Community Center at Thunder-Sky Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) in 2010.

Burris has exhibited throughout the United States, including the 2016  Portland Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner and presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. Burris has been awarded fellowships or awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Hallie Ford Foundation, the Kentucky State Arts Council, the Delaware State Arts Council, the NEA-SAF, Puffin Foundation and Vermont Studio Center. His work is included in numerous public and private collections including the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

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Disparate Minds
January 9, 2017
Patrick Hackleman with Bruce Burris
By Patrick Hackleman

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Ace
May 6, 2013
Bye Bye Bruce: Artist and Advocate Bruce Burris Leaves Lexington for Oregon

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Lexington Herald-Leader
March 17, 2013
Artist and Arts Activist Bruce Burris is Leaving Lexington but His Presence Will Remain
By Rich Copley

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North of Center
January 29, 2010
Someday is Today: Burris Exhibit Engages Politics, Social Justice
By Amber Scott

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Whitehot Magazine
January 12, 2010
In Conversation with Bruce Burris
By Rich Copley

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