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AIMEE BURG
 
Everything That Happens Everywhere is Amazing 2010 cardboard, lights, wood, foam, rubber, plaster,
video, NASA’s Voyager recording of the planets re-mix installation for room 35’ x 45’

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My work looks deep into the borders between truth and fiction, especially as it relates to the “science-fiction/science-fact” binary. We are living in the era that speculative fiction authors imagined would be “the future”. We have unprecedented access to information and communication, but profound uncertainty about how true or beneficial this information is. Real science depends on a belief that all facts are true, no matter the contradictions. This system of analyzing information can create humorous and conflicting ambiguities that exploit the unease of having too much. I construct “artifacts,” fictional-but-plausible, and allow people’s own doubts and contexts to influence their readings. I take cues from test patterns and signs and symbols- removing their contexts to confuse them into signifying nothing.

The "point" is pointlessness—like a bad joke, with a build-up that leads to a "punchline" that is ironic, surreal, or a non-sequitur. Scientific truth is in constant flux. I choose to take the facts of science and jumble them together to make sense of the universe. My working process is inextricably tied to a sense of wonder and curiosity. But this is not to say that my educational search is purely a scavenger hunt; quite the contrary. The notion that there is a constant and infinite amount to see—far more than I could ever want to use—is its own truth.

 

RESUME

www.aimeeburg.com/

EDUCATION

Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France, Summer 2004
BFA Sculpture, Pratt Institute, 2005
Pilchuck Glass School, 2009
MFA Sculpture, Yale School Of Art, 2010

EXHIBITIONS

vault, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY May 2012
Local Builders, A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT May 2012
Flying Machines, The Headkeeper, Greensburg, PA April 2012
Exploded Views, John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT January 2012
Generations 8, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY December 2011
Worm, Cooper’s, New Haven, CT October 2011
All Jokes Aside, ArtLot, Brooklyn, NY June 2011
Colored Cactus, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY March 2011
Exhibition One, Stockroom, New Haven, CT, October 2010
MFA/USA, Bezalel School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 2010
Sculpture MFA: Part Two, Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT March 2010
LABA’s Guests, The New 14th Street Y, New York, NY January 2010
Spctclr Vws, Brooklyn One, Brooklyn, NY, May 2009
Emerging Artist Series- Greenhouse Project, Roanoke Public Library, Roanoke, VA
April 2008
Hocus Pocus, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ, April 2008
Femmevolution II, Bar Niagara, New York, NY, November 2007
Fantasy World, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY, October 2007
Atlantic Avenue ARTWALK, Brooklyn, NY, June 2007
NYC Underwater, Bar Niagara, New York, NY, March 2007
S&M, Bar Niagara, New York, NY, February 2007
Landscape, Puerto Rico, January 2007
And Then Some, 3rd Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, March 2006
D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, October 2005
Perceptions, Door 463, Portland, ME, July 2005
Pratt Senior Review, Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, June 2005
Senior Sculpture Show, Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, April 2005
Safety Net, solo show, South Hall Gallery, Pratt Institue, March 2005
Junior Sculpture Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY April 2004
Acconci Response, Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, November 2004

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

Fantasy World, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY, October 2007
And Then Some, 3rd Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, March 2006

RESIDENCIES

Vermont Studio Center, March 2008

HONORS & REWARDS

Goerge R. Bunker Award, Yale School of Art, May 2010
Nominated for the Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Art Fellowship
Foam Magazine Upcycle Competition, for Greenhouse Project, June 2008
NY/NJ Costumer's Guild Special Prize, Lunacon Masquerade, March 2007
Best In Class Craftsmanship, Lunacon Masquerade, March 2007
Best In Class Presentation, Lunacon Masquerade, March 2007
Beaux Arts Ball Parade, 3rd Place, March 2005