Edward Burtynsky

- Selected Works
- Biography
(St. Catharines, 22 February 1955)

It is a Canadian artist and photographer. He studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University and obtained a degree in graphic arts at Niagara College in Welland. Through his photographic works he explores the link between nature and industry. His subjects of predilection are the quarries, mines, manufactures, shipyards, oil centers and waste recycling centers. His work froms part of the world‘s finest collections.

- Exhibitions
  • 2016

    Edward Burtynsky - Essentail Elements - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Edward Burtynsky - Salt Pans | Essential Elements - Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Edward Burtynsky - New Mines | Early Quarries - Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
    Edward Burtynsky: Water - Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
    Edward Burtynsky - Essential Elements (1981 – 2012) And Salt Pans (2016) - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
    Edward Burtynsky - Essential Elements - Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NY
    Edward Burtynsky: Infinite Change - Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
    Edward Burtynsky - Essential Elements - Galerie Springer Berlin, Berlin

  • 2015

    Edward Burtynsky: Water - Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
    Edward Burtynsky - Nature Transformed - Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Edward Burtynsky - Water And More - FO.KU.S - Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck
    Edward Burtynsky: Water - Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2014

    Water! Neue Fotografien Von Edward Burtynsky - ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg
    Edward Burtynsky - Water - Scheublein + BAK, Zurich
    Edward Burtynsky - Water - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Edward Burtynsky - Water Encore - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Edward Burtynsky - Water Part II - Galerie Springer Berlin, Berlin
    Edward Burtynsky - Water - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Singapore, Singapore
    Edward Burtynsky - A Terrible Beauty - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Edward Burtynsky - Water - Galerie Springer Berlin, Berlin

  • 2013

    Burtynsky: Water, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) / Contemporary Art Center (CAC), New Orleans, USA, October 5, 2013 - January 19, 2014
    Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Canada, June 29 - September 29
    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK, June 10 - August 18, 2013
    Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, USA, February 8 - April 21,

  • 2013

    Burtynsky: Oil, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, June 4 - September 2
    Material Matters, UNB Art Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, February 15 - April 15

  • 2012

    Edward Burtynsky, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont, USA, September 2012 - 2013
    Burtynsky: Oil, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, October 19, 2012 – January 6, 2013
    Burtynsky: Oil, c/o Berlin, Germany, July 27 - September 9
    Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA April 21 - August 19
    Burtynsky: Oil, The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK May 19 - July 1
    Burtynsky: Oil, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA, June 9 – September 23
    Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, May 25 - September 1

  • 2011

    Burtynsky: Oil, McCord Museum, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, October 7, 2011 - January 8, 2012
    Edward Burtynsky: L'home I La Terra, Llums I Ombres, Centre d'Art Tecla Sala, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, September 22 - February 2, 2012
    Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, (touring exhibition) Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA, August 29 - November 29
    Edward Burtynsky: El hombre y la tierra. Luces y sombras, Sala Municipal de Exposiciones de San Benito, Valladolid, Spain, June 2 - July 10
    Burtynsky: Oil, Ryerson University in association with the Institute for Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 9 - August 21
    Burtynsky: Oil, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, April 21 - June 26
    Burtynsky: Oil, Altana Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg, Germany, February 3 - April 3
    Edward Burtynsky: L'Uomo e la Terra. Luci e Ombre, Centro Culturale di Milano, Milan, Italy, January 25 - March 27

  • 2010

    Burtynsky: Oil, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, September 18, 2010 - January 2, 2011
    Australian Minescapes, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia,August 13 - September 19
    Burtynsky: Oil, The Rooms - Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, May 7 - August 15

  • 2009

    Australian Minescapes, Western Australian Museum, Geralton, Australia, December 4, 2009 - February 14, 2010
    Burtynsky: Oil, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 28, 2009 - February 28, 2010
    Burtynsky: Oil,Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA, October 3 - December 13 (exhibit tours through 2012)
    Australian Minescapes, Australian Centre for Photography, Melbourne, Australia, July 17 - August 22
    Edward Burtynsky: A Survey, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, Canada,
    February 6 - June 9, 2009
    Edward Burtynsky: Uneasy Beauty, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada,
    January 17 - March 22

  • 2008

    Material World, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June 28 - October 29
    Australian Minescapes, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, Australia,
    April 5 - June 4
    In Pursuit of Progress, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, January 26 - April 12

  • 2007

    Manufactured Landscapes, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond, Netherlands, October 9, 2007 - January 6, 2008
    China Works, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián, Spain, December 4, 2007 - Feb 9, 2008
    Burtynsky Photographs, (major survey exhibition) Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands, October 9 – January 6, 2008
    Edward Burtynsky: Photographs, Canadian Cultural Institute, Paris, France
    Edward Burtynsky: The China Series, (touring exhibition) curated by David Brown, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art,
    Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • 2006

    USA
    Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 2006
    Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2006
    Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts, USA,

  • 2007

    Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, 2007
    The Art Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA, January 15 - April 30,

  • 2008

    Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA, October 23, 2008 - December 23, 2008

  • 2006

    Edward Burtynsky: The Edmonton Art Gallery Gift, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PhotoEspana, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain

  • 2005

    Manufactured Landscapes, (includes 24 new China images), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
    Manufactured Landscapes, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, USA
    Manufactured Landscapes, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Entropia, Fundacion Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Bilbao, Spain
    Burtynsky — China, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (touring exhibition - see above)

  • 2004

    Manufactured Landscapes, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

  • 2003

    Edward Burtynsky: Mid-Career Retrospective, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
    Finnish Museum of Photography at Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
    The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
    The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, USA
    Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA

  • 2002

    Burtynsky, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Burtynsky, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

  • 2001

    Survey Show, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    Vues et points de vue: L'architecture de Borromini dans les photographies d'Edward Burtynsky, - Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada

  • 2000

    Edward Burtynsky Photographs, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario,, Canada
    Vues et points de vue: L'architecture de Borromini dans les photographies d'Edward Burtynsky, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada

  • 1988

    Breaking Ground, - Produced by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography Exhibition tour:
    Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - 1988
    Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1988
    Floating Gallery - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 1989
    Cedarbrae District Library, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada - 1989
    Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, Canada - 1990
    Bibliotèque municipale de Mont-Joli, Mont-Joli, Québe, Canadac - 1990
    Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 1991
    The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada - 1991
    Galerie d'art de Matane, Matane, Québec, Canada - 1991
    Lacham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontari, Canadao - 1992
    Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada - 1992
    Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 1992
    Alberni Valley Museum, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada - 1992

  • 1985

    Earthworks, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

  • 1984

    Earthworks, A Moment in Time Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • 1982

    Landscapes & Greenhouses, Ryerson Photographic Arts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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