David Burdeny

Vancouver BC-based photography artist, David Burdeny has exhibited with the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2001, showcasing his images from the world over, including Japan, Antarctica, Kenya, Brazil, China, Burma, France, Italy, Canada and the USA. Known for his finely composed photographs, Burdeny has explored a variegated photographic landscape ranging from minimal seascapes, ornate European interiors to abstract aerial images. Be it leaning out from a low flying helicopter, shooting from the deck of an Antarctic bound icebreaker or wading in hip-waders for an ocean tide to advance, Burdeny faithfully imbeds his own formal and minimalist signature into each and every image, further expressing a life long passion for the built environment and the camera’s interpretation of it. Burdeny’s photography takes the viewer on a visual journey through some of the world’s most iconic cities while his vast aerial photographs serve to build bridges of empathy to sensitive landscapes and ecosystems of our world in a way that is both beautiful and thought provoking.

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Artist Information

Artist Website: davidburdeny.com

Vancouver, Canada, based David 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. Known for his finely composed photographs, David Burdeny has spent the past 20 years exploring a variegated photographic Landscape ranging from minimal seascapes, ornate European interiors to abstract aerial images. Widely collected in Canada, the USA, Asia and Europe, the sheer beauty of David’s images has firmly placed him within the realm of Canada’s most sought after photo-based artists. David’s willingness to take risks, eschew dogma and continuously pursue his innate curiosity for new subjects and themes has become a signature element in his work. Be it mounting a camera beneath a self -built drone, shooting from the deck of an Antarctic bound icebreaker or waiting for an ocean tide to advance, David faithfully imbeds his own formal signature into each and every image further expressing a lifelong passion for the built environment and the camera’s interpretation of it. Distinctly David Burdeny, the photographs are rigorous yet graceful, inviting the viewer to form their own narrative as if they too were passing through space or gazing into the horizon for the very first time.

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. Recently moving from using large format film to now the finest available digital cameras and precision optics, his images are rendered large and detailed. A Bright Future- Photographs of Russian Subways, Theaters and Palaces 2015 received an explosion of media interest, especially in the UK and Russia. Burdeny was in New York City to receive his First Place Award from IPA for Avata Metro Station, St. Petersburg, Russia in the Category of Historic Architecture, and was interviewed for the most recent articles for The Guardian UK and Wired publications amongst several others. 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. His first book Shorelines sold out in both the limited collector edition and trade publication. He has 10 Limited Edition Photographic Series currently offered and is represented by other art dealers in Canada, the USA and Europe. His second hard cover book is A Bright Future, 2015 with text by esteemed writer and translator, Rosamund Bartlett.

 

DAVID BURDENY

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

2024     10 Countries, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2023     Artifact, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2023     Artifact, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2023     City on a Hill, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2021     A Prairie Town, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2020     Multiplex, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2019     Before Ever After, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2019     Salt, Pervander Horst Gallery, The Hague & Taipei

2019     Before Ever After,  , Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada

2018     Carrara -Cava Bianco, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2017     Oceans 2017, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2017     Oceans, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017     Parallels and Meridians, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2017     Tulips, Gillman Contemproary, Ketchum ID. USA
2016     Salt, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2016     Salt & Veld, 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

2015     A Decade of Landscapes, FAF Cracow, Poland.

2015     Saudade, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2015     Saudade, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2015     XS, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
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, , Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada

2012       Ancora, Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel CA, Curated by Richard Gadd

2012     Herringer Kiss Gallery, Exposure 2012, Gallery, Alberta, Canada

2012     Traverse Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2011       Ancora, Camera 16, Milano, Italy.

2011     Ancora, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2011       Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada

2011       Ancora, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010                 Iris Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2010     David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2010     Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada

2010     Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany

2010     Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine

2010     Sacred & Secular, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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, Canada

2008     NorthISouth, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2008     David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2008     Antartica/Greenland, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007     New Photographs, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2007     Specific Gravity, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2007     Shorelines, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger, Montreal QC, Canada

2007     Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho, USA

2007     Drift, Exposure 2007, Gallery; Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary Alberta, Canada

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, BC, Canada

2002     Fifteenth Annual Juried Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada

2002     Seascapes, Architectura, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1996     Kathmandu Urban Images, Gallery 111, Winnipeg, Canada

1992     Juried Photography Show, Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2016     Art Chicago, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Chicago, IL, USA

2016     Art New York, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2016     Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami Beach, FL, USA

2016     Art Palm Beach, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015     Art Miami Context, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015     Far and Away, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015     Art Miami Context, Bau-XI Photo, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015     Surfs Up, Art Project Paia, Maui, Hawaii, USA

2015     TIAF Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-XI Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2013     Realiteit,, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Vancouver BC

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 Chicago, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Chicago, IL, USA

2016     Art New York, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015     Art Palm Beach, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

2015     Art Miami Context,  Bau-Xi Photo, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015     Art Miami Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015     TIAF, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015     TIAF, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015     TIAF, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015     Art Miami New York, New York, NY Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2014     TIAF, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2014     Papier 14, Montreal, QC, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2014     Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2013     Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2012     Art Miami, Miami FL Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2012     Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2012      San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2011     Art Miami, Miami FL Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2011     Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2011      San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2010     Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2010     Photo LA, California, USA

2009     Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

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

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, NY USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

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 issue

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 & 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     Interviewed by Russell 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

2005      Robin Laurence, David Burdeny: Shorelines, The 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

2016     IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature

2015     IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature

2010     IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature

2008      IPA International Photographer of the Year, Nature Category

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

2024 10 Countries Press Release

2023 Artifact & City on a Hill Press Release

2021 A Prairie Town Press Release

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

Capture Integration – April 2024 – View Article

Medium Format – May 2023 – View Article

Stunning Aerials Let You See #ALLtheTULIPS Photographs by David Burdeny – View Article

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