Richard Burniston is a visual artist based in Brighton, UK. He makes work primarily with photography and moving image.
His practise is concerned with the temporal space between transience and permanence, using it to explore ideas of landscape, narrative and liminality.
The working process requires patient and repeated exploration of each location, an endeavour not immediately apparent and yet indelibly inscribed into the work. Human presence is implied but never depicted.
The recent body of work Hogsmill Valley (1977) investigates his concerns through the transformations wrought by obsession and repetition.
2016 MA Photography, with Distinction, University of Brighton, UK
2014 Visual Arts Associateship, Royal Photographic Society
2017 National Open Art Competition 2017, “Shortlisted.”
2017 Open Exhibition 2017, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland, July – October 2017.
2017 Sussex Open 2017, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK, July – October 2017, (Jury: Richard Billingham, Rosie Cooper, Brian Cass.)
2017 Storying the Self, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
2016 Counter Memory, MA Degree Show, University of Brighton Galleries, Brighton, UK.
2016 Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, UK.
2015 Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition. (Jury: Richard Billingham, Simon Roberts, Louise Clements, Bridget Coaker, Dewi Lewis.)
- Truman Brewery (London)
- Royal Albert Hall (London)
- Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales)
- The Hive (Worcester, UK)
- Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (UK)
- Municipal Gallery (Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
- University of Derby (UK).
2015 Alamy Portraits, The Print Space, London, UK.
2014 Sony WPO Awards, "Commended" in Architecture category, Somerset House, London, UK.
2014 Southampton International Exhibition of Photography, Southampton, UK.
2014 Best Shots. Jury Chair: Joe Cornish Hon FRPS
- Joe Cornish Gallery (Northallerton, UK )
- The Station (Richmond)
- Kellie Castle (St. Andrews)
- Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw (Llanbedrog)
- Michelham Priory (Hailsham)
2014 Blue, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA.
2013 Brighton Photo Fringe 13 – The Miniclick Response Group Show. The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK.
2013 Best Of Show: The Photo Review 29th Annual International Photography Competition. Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA.
Darren Campion, Borrowed Words: The Language of Photographic Education, YET Magazine Vol. 10, p.84-91, 2016
Interview, The Fine Art Collective Vol. 2, Photowhoa, p.52-61, 2016