Eileen Burgess, Anniversary Art Exhibit

I have been painting and drawing since I was a child. After high school, I won a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. I graduated with a BFA and went on to earn my MFA at Brooklyn College. My biggest influences are Pop Art and Photorealism. My goal as an artist is to capture the viewers’ attention, to draw them into my work and trigger emotional responses. My subject matter varies – still lifes, portraits and urbanscapes. My preferred medium is oils and I often paint from my own photos, reproducing the inherent precision of line, but giving my own interpretation of the image. I use color, perspective and lighting to create powerful, balanced photo-like representations.

2014 HAWT 2014, Harlem Art Walking Tour, NY, NY
2014 SJC Council for Arts, URBAN SOUL, Bklyn, NY
2014 Salmagundi Club, Annl Exhibition for Non-Members, NY, NY
2013 HAWT 2013, Harlem Art Walking Tour, NY, NY
2013 Rush Arts Gallery, NY, NY
2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society On-line Exhibition
2013 Sesame Street Workshop, Arts & Writing Series, NY, NY
2013 EmblemHealth, Neighborhood Care Exhibition, NY, NY
2012 HAWT 2012, NY, NY
2012 Casa Frela Gallery, NY, NY
2012 Art Takes Times Square, Artists Wanted, NY, NY
2012 STREET, Art in Flux Harlem, NY, NY
2012 A Tribute to Women in the Arts, Leroy Neiman Art Center, NY, NY
2012 Celebrating Women’s Work, Pen & Brush, NY, NY
2011 HOAST 2011, NY, NY
2011 Pen and Brush Extravaganza, NY, NY
2010 HAWT 2010, New York, NY
2009 HOAST 2009, New York, NY
2007 Art Gallery 66, Bernalillo, NM
2003 Oxford University Press, NY, NY
1994 Femme Vitale in Times Square, Times Square Alliance, NY, NY

ARTFORWARD 2015, bronze award winner
CURATE NYC Top 150 Entries, NY, NY, 2013
Richeson 75th International – Still Life and Floral, Meritorious Award, 2013
Artslant.com, showcase winner – 2nd, 3rd and 6th competitions, 2010

Artists Space, New York, NY
BRIC ARTS, Brooklyn, NY
Art Renewal Center, Port Reading, NJ

Title Crayons Medium Oil Size 24″x18″
Title Egg Beaters Medium Oil Size 24″x22″
Title Jar with Beads Medium Pastels Size 24″x20″
Title Pipes and Trumpets Medium Oil Size 34″x28″