Born in 1947
Lives and works in Nassau, Bahamas

Stan BURNSIDE

Stan Burnside is a painter and pioneer in the world of Afrofuturism. Over the last four decades of practice, Burnside has become a folk hero in the Bahamas, utilizing elemental and mystical symbolism rooted in his heritage to explore the limitations and possibilities of the Afro-Caribbean experience.
 

education

MFA, University Of Pennsylvania
BFA, University Of Pennsylvania

 

solo shows

2022
-  Solo exhibition curated by Tavares Strachan, Mestre Projects, Albany, Nassau, Bahamas  [forthcoming]
As Time Goes On, curated by Tavares Strachan, Perrotin, New York City, New York, USA

2019        
Conversations with My Father, Current Gallery, Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas

2017        
Recent Paintings, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2013        
Peace and Love: Writings on The Wall, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2011        
Come Ye Disconsolate, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2010       
The Optical and the Synthetic, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2008       
Garden Of Remembrance, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2007       
Just A Breath Between Life & Death, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2005       
Reverie, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2003       
WAR...Viewer Discretion Advised, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

2000        
Whispers & Screams, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

1999       
Spirituals, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

1998       
Release the Spirit, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

1997       
Changes, The Gallery at Doongalik Studios, Nassau, Bahamas

1992       
Faces, La Galleria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1989       
Trails, Artist's Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

group shows

2021         
Unmastered, Mestre Projects Gallery, Albany, Nassau, Bahamas

2015         
Around and Back Again, Stan Burnside Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
JAMMIN’, Collaborative Art, D’Aguilar Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas

2012        
Master Artists of the Bahamas, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Florida, USA

2011        
Master Artists of the Bahamas, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, Iowa, USA

2008        
SUGAR, Popop Studios, Nassau, Bahamas

2007         
Bahamian ArtPre Columbian to the Present, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Freedom Call Exhibition, Freeport, Bahamas

2005        
Art International, Nassau, Bahamas

2004         
National Exhibition Il, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
The Dawn Davies Collection, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
 
2003
        
Inaugural National Exhibition, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
The D'Aguilar Collection, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

2002         
-  College of The Bahamas Lecturer/Alumni Exhibition, Nassau, Bahamas

2000        
Cariforo ExhibitionUrban Life in the Caribbean Region, Haiti, Guadalupe, Jamaica
On the Edge of TimeContemporary Art from the Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, USA

1999        
Grands et Jeunes d'aujourd'hui, Paris, France
-  A Visual Dialogue, Paris, France
Old & Young of The Caribbean, Hickory Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA
Urban Life in the Caribbean Region, Palacio de Bellas Artes, San Domingo, Dominican Republic
Passages, Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

1998        
Caribbean Regional Show, Musées de Cagnes sur Mer, France

1996         
Junkanoo Jam Jubilee, Camille Love Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Carib Art, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

1995        
Carib Art, Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

1994        
Carib Art, Grand Cayman, Cayman Island
Carib Art, Centro Calguetio, Oranjestad, Aruba
-  The 2nd Caribbean Biennial of Painting, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
-  Sao Paulo Biennial of Painting, Sao Paulo, Brazil
-  Havana Biennial of Painting, Havana, Cuba

1993         
500 years After: Central American & Caribbean Painting Today, Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, USA

1992        
-  Nader Gallery Invitational, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
-  The 1st Caribbean Biennial of Painting, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
B-C.A.U.S.E.  Kindred Spirits, Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

1985        
-  Group Show, Brent Malone Temple Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

1980        
New Direction in Bahamian Art, Institute of the Arts, Nassau, Bahamas
 

public collections

Central Bank of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
D’Aguilar Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas
Dawn Davies Collection, Nassau, Bahamas
Museo de Artes Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
OAS Museum of The Americas, Washington DC, USA
UW School of Continuing Education - Mona Centre Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica

POSITIONS

Chairman of the Board, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (2012 - 2017)
Founder, B-C.A.U.S.E. (Bahamian Creative Artists United for Serious Expression)
Founding Member, One Family Junkanoo and Community Organization