Cristina Burns (b.1982) is a visual artist working mainly in photography.
Her work is characterized by juxtaposition, where opposing elements such as candies, toys, and flowers are fused to anatomical parts and insects, often blurring the extremely thin lines between fantasy and reality, purity and sin, life and death.
This multiplicity of elements are meticulously arranged to create her surrealistic compositions, then she photographs the assemblage, digitally enhance and prints in a limited number of copies, the resulting print is the only record of the artist's process.
In April 2015 Cristina's artwork was selected by Vogue Italia for an exhibit in Leica Gallery Milan.
Some works from her series "Through the Mirror" have been featured in the anthology "Anatomy Rocks" including Damien Hirst, Mark Ryden and KAWS.
Since June 2017 "Stratificazioni Antropologiche" is in the art collection of Naples Metro, in permanent exhibition at Vanvitelli Station, the collection includes contemporary artists, designers and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti, Jannis Kounellis, Karim Rashid, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sol LeWitt.
Cristina's art has been exhibited across the United States of America, Europe, Israel, South Korea and Japan.
She is always experimenting new techniques and technologies while looking through the lens, her gateway to Wonderland.
The artist currently lives and works in Naples, Italy.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / FAIRS
CandyLand solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, "PAN", Naples, Italy
Artwork to represent the Memorial Day of Mafia Victims, Regione Lombardia - Palazzo Pirelli, Milan, Italy
Part of the art collection of Naples Metro, in permanent exhibition, Vanvitelli Station.
Art Installation for ANM and the City of Naples, Italy, permanent exhibition Funicolare Centrale.
"Premio Raffaele Pezzuti per l'Arte", group show exhibition, sponsored by the City of Naples, ANM and Motor Village
"A World of Harmony", Vogue Italia and Natuzzi, Photovogue Festival, Milan, Italy
Contemporary Photography Exhibition, CICA Museum - South Korea
Women Artists - Lemon Frame Gallery, Tel Aviv
Luxembourg art fair
PhotoVogue Festival Exhibition Huawei and Vogue Italia, Base Milano
Lemon Frame art Gallery, Tel Aviv
22 Artists mad for Naples, Castel dell'Ovo, Group, Napoli
45 Frames from PhotoVogue, (Group) Leica Gallery, Milan, Italy
Alice and The Beanstalk Gallery, (Group), Tokyo, Japan
Sacripante Gallery, (Group),Rome, Italy
An Iconic View of White - Vogue Italia and Porsche Design - (Group), Milan, Italy
Hive Gallery , (Group), Los Angeles, USA
F+ Gallery, (Group),Santa Ana, USA
Sm'Art Aix , Aix-en-Provence, France
Affordable Art Fair, Milan, Italy
Art3F , Nantes, France
Art for a Cure, (Group),Rome, Italy
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Swab Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Solo show "Freaky love" Temporary Art Gallery, Naples, Italy
"Notti d'Arte" Video projection and exhibition, for the city of Naples, Italy
PUBLICATIONS AND FEATURES
Foto Cult issue July 2018
Plastik Magazine, issue 31
Anthology Anatomy Rocks
HIGGS - cover - issue 2
San Francisco MOMA
"Not For Print", issue n°2, WeTransfer and Ello
Premio "Raffaele Pezzuti per L'Arte" catalogue, City of Naples
Photo Vogue Festival Book Vogue Italia and Huawei
Fine Dining Lovers
LEMON FRAME GALLERY TEL AVIV
ART+COMMERCE NEW YORK
Commercial Licence PhotoVogue Collection
AWARDS AND HONORS
Winner of "Premio Raffaele Pezzuti per l'Arte"
Included in the 10 most representative Still Life photographers of Photo Vogue Italia
Through the Mirror series awarded with Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards
Included in the top 100 of Photo Vogue Italia of 2015 Photo of the day on Vogue.it