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David Burdeny

“These works present my abiding interest in the thresholds that divide and connect    the sea to land. I am fascinated with the quality of light and the spatial immensity of the ocean. I have enormous reverence for feeling so small in the presence of something so vast, where perspective, scale, time and distance momentarily become intangible. Photographing as a process of clarifying this quality, I work towards creating formalized, liminal spaces. The glory lies not in this act of clarification or reduction, but in the experience of what is left – sublime experience located in ordinary space: a slowly moving sky, the sun moving across a boulders surface or sea foam swirling around a pylon. Exposed under the light of dusk and dawn, the shutter is held open for several minutes, recording the ocean and sky as it continuously repositions itself on the negative, a process both dependent upon and vulnerable to chance. The resultant image is an accretion of past and present. Each moment is layered over the moment immediately preceding it – a single image that embodies the weight of cumulative time and unending metamorphosis. “



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Artist Information

David Burdeny’s Masters in Architecture and Interior Design background combined with his upbringing in the vast Canadian prairies provides the template for his keen technical ability, enduring patience and minimalist aesthetic enabling him to shoot on site, documenting sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. Vancouver, BC based, Burdeny has exhibited with the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2001, showcasing his images from the world over, including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, Burma, Cambodia, France, Italy, Canada and the USA. In 2012 the Ancora Series of 2010 was exhibited at the Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Curated by Richard Gadd. Burdeny has won several gold awards in international art photography competitions, most significantly receiving International Photographer of the Year in the Nature category for Canada, revealed at the Lucie Awards Ceremony in New York City, October 2008. Shorelines sold out in both the limited collector edition and trade publication. Burdeny’s work has been included in corporate and private collections. He currently has 8 limited edition photographic series offered and is art is presented at international art fairs yearly.

Artist Website: davidburdeny.com

David Burdeny’s Masters in Architecture and Interior Design background combined with his upbringing in the vast Canadian prairies provides the template for his keen technical ability, enduring patience and minimalist aesthetic enabling him to shoot on site, documenting sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. Vancouver, BC based, Burdeny has exhibited with the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2001, showcasing his images from the world over, including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, Burma, Cambodia, France, Italy, Canada and the USA. In 2012 the Ancora Series of 2010 was exhibited at the Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Curated by Richard Gadd. Burdeny has won several gold awards in international art photography competitions, most significantly receiving International Photographer of the Year in the Nature category for Canada, revealed at the Lucie Awards Ceremony in New York City, October 2008. Shorelines sold out in both the limited collector edition and trade publication. Burdeny’s work has been included in corporate and private collections. He currently has 8 limited edition photographic series offered and is art is presented at international art fairs yearly.

Residence: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Born: 1968 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Education

1998 Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture
1993 Bachelor of Interior Design, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Oceans 2017, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (upcoming)
2017 Oceans, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (upcoming)
2017 Parallels and Meridians, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA (upcoming)
2017 Tulips, Gillman Contemproary, Ketchum ID. USA
2016 Salt, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Salt, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2016 Salt, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2015, A Bright Future, New Work From Russia, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (upcoming)
2015, A Decade of Landscapes, FAF Cracow, Poland. (October) (upcoming)
2015, Saudade, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT (April) (upcoming)
2015, Saudade, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (March)
2015, XS, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. (Feb)
2014 Saudade, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2014 Saudade, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Montreal, QC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, Iris Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2013 Traces of Time, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Centre for photographic Art, Caramel, CA, Curated by Richard Gadd
2012 Herringer Kiss Gallery, “Exposure 2012”, Calgary, Alberta
2012 Traverse, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Ancora, Camera 16, Milano, Italy.
2011 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto
2011 Ancora, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Iris Gallery, Boston, MA
2010 David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2010 Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany
2010 Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine
2010 Sacred & Secular, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2009 Young Gallery Brussels, Belgium
2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2008 North|South, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 North|South, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2008 North|South, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Antartica/Greenland, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2007 New Photographs, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
2007 Specific Gravity, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouve BC
2007 Shorelines, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger, Montreal QC
2007 Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
2007 Drift, Exposure 2007, Gallery; Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary Alberta
2006 Photographs, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
2006 Photographs, 3×10 Seattle, Washington, USA
2005 Shorelines, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada
2004 Sur-Mer, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada
2004 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
2004 Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC Canada
2003 Interval, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada
2003 World In Focus, Juried by Carl Gronquist, Cathryn Buchanan, Rainier Square building, Seattle, WA.
2003 Recent Images, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC Canada
2003 Artropolis 2003: Residue, curated by Pauline Conley, CBC Building, Vancouver, Canada
2002 Fifteenth Annual Juried Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada
2002 Seascapes, Architectura, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
1996 Kathmandu Urban Images, Gallery 111, Winnipeg, Canada.
1992 Juried Photography Show, Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Canada.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Far and Away, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 Surfs Up, Art Project Paia, Maui, Hawaii, USA
2013 Realiteit, Four Photography Artists and their Reality, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada
2013  Group Show, Foster White Seattle, WA
2012 Conference of the Birds, Cynthia-Reeves-Projects, Mana Contemporary, NJ
2008 The Best of 2007 – A Retrospective, The Iris Gallery of Fine Art Photography
2007 Bit Impressions, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho. USA
2007 Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho, Alex Couwenberg, David Burdeny, Robert Glenn Ketchum
2007 DIA Invitational, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, DIA, CO, USA
2007 LUMAS New York, NORIZONS – landscape in contemporary photography, NY, USA
2006 IPA Best of Show, Farmani Gallery Los Angeles, California
2006 Here are Your Waters, Green Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2005 Indian Hill Gallery of Fine Photography, Wells Vermont, USA
2004 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
2004 Summer at the Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2004 Summer Group Show, Gallery 54, Calgary, Canada
2004 Photographs by John Dean, David Burdeny, Dan Gordon, + Brian Henson, Gallery 54, Calgary, Canada
2004 Keep Expanding, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada
2003 Terrain, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2003 World In Focus, Juried by Carl Gronquist, Cathryn Buchanan, Seattle,USA.
2003 Peripheries, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, Canada. David Evans and David Burdeny
2003 Artropolis 2003: Curated by Pauline Conley, Vancouver Canada
2003 Juried Group Show, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada
2002 Fifteenth Annual Juried Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada
2002 Seascapes, Architectura, Vancouver, Canada.
1992 Juried Photography Show, Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Canada.

Art Fairs

2016 Art Miami, Miami, FL, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2016 Art Miami New York, New York, NY Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2014 Papier 14, Montreal, QC, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2014 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2012  Art Miami, Miami, FL, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2012 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 Art Miami, Miami, FL, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2010 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2010 Photo LA, California, USA
2009 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2009 Bridge Art Fair, New York City, NY USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2008 LAAF, Los Angeles California, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2007 Art Miami, Miami Florida, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2007 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, NY USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2007 PalmBeach3 Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2006 Photo L.A., Los Angeles, California USA Susan Spiritus Gallery, New Port Beach, California
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2004 Scope LA, Los Angeles, California USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

Publications

2009 Art Travel, France, Fall 2009
2009 Photo Journeys: David Burdeny’s Icebergs, Four Seasons Magazine, August 2009
2008 Lloyd Dykk, Elevating Icebergs to Realm of the Surreal, Vancouver Sun, September 17, 2008
2008 Jeri Zeder, Startup for An Ailing Planet, Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2008- Cover Image
2008 Icebergs, Nox Magazine, Madrid, 2008
2008 Four Seasons Magazine, Winter 2008
2008 Ann Rosenberg, Northern Light, Galleries West, Fall 2008- Cover Image
2008 Diminishing Shelf Life, Canadian Art (online), Summer 2008
2008 Snapshots in Time, Where Toronto, Summer 2008
2008 Photo Life Magazine, Portfolio May 2008 Vol 33, Number 3
2007 Betty Ann Jordon, Ethereal Waterworlds Bridging Heaven and Earth Inform the Gorgeously Minimalist Pictures of Vancouver Artist David Burdeny, House and Home, November 2007
2007 Morley Walker, Two Cameras, One View, Winnipeg Free Press, December 2007
2007 Black + White Magazine (USA) 2007 Portfolio Contest Awards, p. 20-23
2006 Interview by Russel Joslin, David Burdeny: Shorelines, Shots 94, Winter 2006. p. 12-15
2006 September Photo Magazine Romania, Interview + Cover
2006 Vancouver Magazine, June 2006, The Ocean Club p.70, 72
2006 Communication Arts Photo Annual 2006
2006 Digital Photographer (Ukraine edition) Mar. 2006
2006 Georgia Straight Vol 39 No.1 1983
2006 Robin Laurence, David Burdeny: Shorelines, Georgia Straight, December 2005
2005 Communications Arts Photo Annual 2005
2005 Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine, State of the Art Interview
2005 Wojtek Tkaczynski, Slady Czlowieka: David Burdeny, Fotopozytypw, May 2005- Cover Image
2005 Black + White Magazine (USA) Single Image Annual
2004 Communication Arts Photo Annual 2004
2004 Hasselblad “V” System Catalogue
2003 Photo Media, Spring 2003
2003 Grand Prize Winner: David Burdeny, PhotoLife, March 2003 vol. 28- Cover Image
2003 The Big Picture, Artropolis, 2003

Awards

2010 IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature
2008 International Photographer of the Year, Nature Category IPA
2007 International B+W Portfolio Contest Award of Excellence
2006 IPA – 1st Place Landscape Division
2006 Photolucida Critical Mass Winner, Portland, Oregon
2006 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual
2005 IPA – Nonprofessional Photographer of the Year: Nature
2005 IPA – 1st Place – Nature – Non professional
2005 IPA – 2nd Place – Nature – Non professional
2005 IPA – 3rd Place – Landscape Fine Art – Non professional
2005 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual
2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Amateur Photographer of the Year
2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Architectural (Amateur)
2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Nature (Amateur)
2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Fine Art (Amateur)
2004 International B+W Spider Awards Honorable Mention: Fine Art (Amateur)
2004 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual
2003 Honorable Mention, World In Focus, Rainier Square building, Seattle, WA
2003 Grand Prize, PhotoLife Magazine, Image International, 2002
2002 Honorable Mention, Fifteenth Annual Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
1998 MAA Medal
1993 ASID Yale R. Burdge Award

Process statement

All of my work is shot with a Hasselblad medium format camera and 80mm lens, or a 38mm Hasselblad SWC/M on black and white, silver based 120 roll film and developed by hand in small reel tanks. Archival quality output is through a Cymbolic Sciences Lightjet 5000 printer onto Fuji Crystal Archive Photo Paper.

Aluminum- Prints are mounted on .080 gauge aluminum with acid free cold mount adhesive. Print face is protected with UV laminate. Aluminum wall cleats, signature title, date au verso.

Ultramount- Prints are mounted on acid free 3/16″ rigid polystyrene board with acid free cold mount adhesive. Signature, title, date au verso.

2017 Oceans Press Release

2016 Salt & Veld Press Release: 

2015 A Bright Future Press Release

2014 Saudade Press Release

2012 Traces of Time Press Release

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Photographs by David Burdeny

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