Anthony Burnham

The artistic production of Anthony Burnham escapes all form of classification. Often, it is characterized by research exploring different types of styles, techniques and formats. Through paintings and drawings, he presents work of a pared-down plasticity, offering a look at the everyday object, but also at the representation of volatile and flitting materials. The artist is presently working on a project entitled Out of Order. This title comes from a sign signaling "out of service," but also from disorder, over/under, the absence of rules, the rupture of order. This theme develops in a series, holding in common ideas of slippage, manipulation, transformation, moulding of the soft. In "Painting Live Smoke Sculptures" Anthony Burnham stages sculptures and smoke clouds, attempting to give form to a material that is uncontainable, ephemeral and soft.

The artist received the generous support of Maurice Forget (2006).


Born in Montreal in 1973, Anthony Burnham holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Concordia University

Recent exhibitions


Even Space Does Not Repeat, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa (ON)

Even Space Does Not Repeat, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff (AB)

Anthony Burnham, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal


Anthony Burnham, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal


RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal / The Power Plant, Toronto

Trickle-Down Theory - If I Get 10 Lexus SUV's You Might Get a Pair of Flipflops, Korjaamo, Helsinki (FIN)

The Way I Are, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Missassauga (ON)


Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme, la Triennale québécoise, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal


Overlap and Rewind, Centre Clark, Montreal
Bonheur et simulacres, Manif d'Art 2, Québec City


Buy-Sellf, Import/Export, Thank You for Shopping, The Flators, Fonderie Darling, Montréal


Supurbia, Fonderie Darling, Montreal


Main d'œuvre, Printemps du Québec à Paris, Usines Éphémères, Saint-Ouen (FR)