Associate Professor

Erin Elyse Burns



Erin Elyse Burns is an interdisciplinary artist working within the disciplines of photography, video, installation, the performative gesture, and artifact. Her work has been exhibited at the Tucson Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the Jack Straw Cultural Center’s New Media Gallery and at Lilla Galleriet in Gerlesborg, Sweden.

Other recent shows include an installation commissioned by Seattle’s Photographic Center Northwest in their "Notions of Home" exhibition, publication in the photographic journal Latitude 47, Border Patrol Gallery’s exhibition of my work in Portland, Maine and its presentation at the New England Art Book Fair and the Boston Art Book Fair. Recent artist residencies include the Vermont Studio Center and the Westfjords Residency in northern Iceland. Burns has received grants from the Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, The New Foundation Seattle, and was a 2016 Fulbright Arts Finalist.


MFA, Photomedia
University of Washington

BFA, Interdisciplinary Visual Art
University of Nevada, Reno