1984 Celebrating 33 years 2019
Harrison Burns began his career as a painter with his first solo exhibition at the Fischbach Gallery, New York in 1977. He graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University with a M.F.A. in painting. Harrison Burns was the chairman of the art department at Rutgers Preparatory School in New Jersey.
Harrison’s artwork was influenced by television, movies and current events. His images are draw from the actual films or newspaper clippings. He worked with charcoal or pastel on paper and acrylic on canvas often using collage elements with the paint. In his paintings, Harrison developed a technique incorporating stencils to apply his images and used spray technique to replicate the pixilated screen of early television. Some of the films he drew from were: The Barefoot Contessa, House of Wax and The Terminator.
Harrison’s work is in many corporate and private collections. He has been profile in Artforum, Art in America and Arts Magazine. Harrison lived in New York City until his death in 1991.