Kenneth Burris’s work has been exhibited at galleries in New York, California, Dallas Texas, and the Midwest. Most recently, he is a recipient of the QAF New Work Grant (2016), and will be featured in a two person show “Worlds within”, this June 4th (2016), JM Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Last September Governor’s Island Art Fair (2015), and had his first solo show at The Local in Long Island City, Queens (2015). A sampling of his previous group exhibitions including the Factory (Shangri-La in LIC, 2015), Modern Eden Gallery (Venice, 2013), RH Gallery (Single Fare 3, 2013), Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery (Art from the Boros, 2012), and Cheim & Read Gallery (Postcards from the Edge, 2012).
Kenneth studied illustration and painting at the Columbus College of Art & Design. But, with roots in working-class Ohio, he is a distinctive artist whose unusual training largely comes from early-career employment in the now defunct industry of roadside billboard painting. In the process of learning the craft of reproducing regular photographs into giant sized canvases, he became a proficient photorealist painter, which led to years working as a freelance commercial artist and assisting on projects with artists Howie Kick and Peter Max. He now channels that technical skillset into his philosophic, dystopian-inspired, fine arts work.
Kenneth Burris resides in New York City, where he maintains his artistic studio in Long Island City, Queens.