About Jon Burris

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Jon Burris is a photographer and former video maker living primarily in New York. He was active during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, but took a 16 year break from artwork through 2011. All work on this site is from 2012 to the present.

He has exhibited his photographic and video work at the Kitchen (NYC), the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Hallwalls Gallery (Buffalo), PS 1 (NYC), Anthology Film Archives, Nexus Gallery (Atlanta), Ithaca College, Rotunda Gallery (Brooklyn), Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR) and a range of other venues.

He was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a FIACRE grant of the French Ministry of Culture, and an In Between Sounds Technical Assistance Grant for a series of installations employing background radiation.

He has taught video and computer graphics at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, the Pratt Institute,and the School of Visual Arts, all in New York City.

Prior to his "sabbatical" he published a number of articles on experimental video and arts funding, including "Did the Portapak Cause Video Art" in the Millennium Film Journal (1996), "The Power of the Purse: Public Funding and the Esthetics of Video" in At Arm's Length: (Taking a Good Hard Look at) Artists' Video, published by The Kitchen (1990), "Interference with Reality: Conversations with Phill Niblock," in Art & Cinema (1978) and other articles. 

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