Bunny Burson: Everything that was… Still is

Bruno David Gallery

Sep. 10, 2024 - Oct. 22, 2022

7513 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, 63105
PHONE 314-696-2377


Bruno David is pleased to present EVERYTHING THAT WAS….STILL IS, an exhibition of mixed media work by Bunny Burson. This is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Bunny Burson’s recent body of artwork is part of a decades-long exploration of her family history. Her fascination with scientific breakthroughs, in particular the mapping of the human genome, led her to add digital fabrication to her artwork. Burson said “I wanted to link my DNA to my ancestors’ and this sequencing led to new imagery, processes, and knowledge.”

“On our family’s bookshelves were my father’s century old German schoolbooks, brought from Berlin in 1938. It was the typeface, the paper and the German titles which sparked my interest. To re-discover and alter these books was meaningful, as reading was an important part of growing up in our family. The fragile, faded book pages in German became the perfect platform for high-tech 3D chromosomes connecting me to previous generations.”

Bunny Burson, born in Memphis, TN., received a B.A. in French from Tulane University, which included a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. She earned a B.F.A. from the Memphis College of Art and an M.F.A. from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Burson’s artwork is included in the collections of the United States Library of Congress, The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of Transformative Medicine, The Whitney Museum of American Art Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the St. Louis Art Museum, The Perez Art Museum Miami among others.

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