Brendan Stuart Burns currently lives and works in Cardiff. He studied Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art (1981 – 1985), and undertook a postgraduate in painting at The Slade School of Art, University College London (1985 – 1987). He won the Gold Medal in Fine Art at The National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1993 and 1998, and Welsh Artist of the Year in 2000 and 2003.
Burns has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, including America, France, Belgium, Australia and Spain. His one-person exhibitions include Influere, Oriel Y Parc – Landscape Gallery, St. Davids; Tidal Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, (2005); Not the StillnessNational Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Oriel Clwyd and Newport Museum & Art Gallery (2002); As well as BeingNational Museums & Galleries of Wales, Turner House Gallery, Cardiff (1999).
He has shown widely in group exhibitions, including ‘4 Contemporary Artists’ Osborne Samuel Gallery, London (2014); ‘Masterpieces of Modern British Art’, Osborne Samuel Gallery London (2008); Refractions / Shadows 7 Artists curated by Mel Gooding, Lemon St Gallery Truro (2008); Vll Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional das Artes Plasticas, Museo Municipal ‘Ramon Maria Allen, Spain (2004); Places, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff (2003); West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard (2003); Gordon Hepworth Gallery, Affordable Art Fair New York (2003); Painting Ysbryd / Spirit Wales, Festival Interceltique de L’Orient, France; National Eisteddfod of Wales, St Davids (2002); Different Lights, UKwithNY Festival, Angel Orensanz Arts Centre, New York (2001); Welsh Artists Talking, National Museum & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff (2000).
His work is held in numerous public collections including The National Museum & Galleries of Wales (Derek Williams Trust), The Contemporary Art Society of Wales, A Fundacion Casa Museo ‘A Solaina’ de Pilono, Spain, The University of Glamorgan and Contemporary Art Society of Britain (Tom Bendhem Bequest). Private collections include United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, Mexico, Spain, Holland and the USA.
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