Jeremy Burleson

 With masking tape and paper, Jeremy Burleson has built a flood of highly detailed medical instruments – hyper-realistic and quasi-workable versions of stethoscopes, ventilators and syringes. Burleson also works out his interest in all things medical on paper, often combining figures with rows of bottles, syringes and balloons. It’s unclear where his obsession stems from, but it’s obvious that his focus on medically related subject matter walks a fine line between fascination and repulsion.

Also, using paper, but rolling it tightly to create a tube of sorts, Burleson crafts lyrical lamp shapes. Vaguely allegorical, the structures are designed to hang from the ceiling, but some are large enough to be placed on the floor. This interest in lamps may have originated during an accident while on a shopping trip to a local warehouse store.

Throughout all of Burleson’s work runs the thread of strange theatricality created by early pop artists like Claes Oldenburg and Red Grooms.

Burleson’s work was included in the traveling exhibition “Create”, co-curated by Larry Rinder and Matthew Higgs, which opened at the Berkeley Art Museum in 2011.

 // Jeremy’s available work //

recent exhibition history

Necesito Más Flores// curated by Maria Radilla NIAD Windows 2020

Through My Eyes// organized By Scott Hewicker and Cliff Hengst NIAD Art Center 2020

A Kind of Movement // organized by Jay Wehnert Portland Art And Learning Studios 2019 

Butterfly, Sugar // organized by Bonanza NIAD Art Center 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner May 2019 

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Talking Heads: Figuration From Northern California Ceramicists // Curated organized by Susan Alexander and NIAD Art Center Museum of Northern California Art (monca) Chico 2018 

It’s Complicated // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center November 2018

Guerneville // organized By Gerasimos Floratos and Ross Simonini NIAD Art Center 2018

The Genre Leaps // organized by Margaret Tedesco NIAD Art Center 2018

Cyrano // organized By Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2018

Indeterminate Space // organized by Anthony Piñata NIAD Art Center 2018

Flying Like A Rock // Public Annex Portland Oregon 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Overloaded: Contemporary Art, Folk Art And Unique Objects // organized By Phil Linhares NIAD Art Center 2016

Jeremy Burleson // NIAD Art Center 2016

Fonds Duvel-Moortgat // organized by MADmusée, Théâtre de Liège, Liège Belgium 2016

Cities In Mind // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2016

Variations On a Theme // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2016

Celebrating A Vision: Art & Disability // SFO Terminal Three 2016

Abstract Preferences // organized by Anthony Pinata NIAD Art Center 2016

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

Art Of The Lived Experiment // UICA Grand Rapids Michigan 2015

Absence of Deliberate Silence // organized by Lacey Haslam NIAD Art Center 2015

In Other Wor(l)ds // organized by Block Gallery Inspired Life Chiropractic Oakland 2014

Ebony + Ivory // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2014

Outsider Art // organized by Phil Linhares and OMCA Oakland Airport 2013-14

Where Have All The People Gone? // organized by Amy Miller Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville 2013

Holiday Pop Up Shop And Lounge  // NIAD Art Center 2012

Create // Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley 2011; Canton Gallery, Worcester 2012; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton 2013; Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville 2013; and Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman 2014

corporate and public collections

Clif Bar And Company, Emeryville California

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley California

MADMusée, Belgium

recent press

Nat. Brut: I, Too, Like Purple (May 2017)

Boca Raton Magazine: ‘Create’ Exhibition A Revelatory Experience (2013, July)

San Francisco Chronicle: NIAD Art Center’s Gifts Of Artistic Ability (2012, December)

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Holy Cross Exhibit Displays Works Of Artists With Disabilities(2012, November)

MetroWest Daily News: Utterly Honest Art At Holy Cross In Worcester (2012, October)

Berkeley Patch: Art Without Labels (2011, June)

East Bay Express: Inner-Directed at Berkeley Art Museum(2011, June)

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Create’: Art By The ‘Differently Abled’ At BAM (2011, May)

San Francisco Examiner: Create at the Berkeley Art Museum (2011, May)