Fred Burton

Fred Burton
Professor
Painting and Drawing

fburton@mca.edu / 901-272-5186

BFA; MFA, Wichita State University
MA, Kent State University

Burton is listed in Who’s Who in the Humanities, Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers, Who’s Who in Tennessee Education and in the 15th edition of Men of Achievement.

Fred Burton’s paintings, drawings and woodcuts have been exhibited in Paris and Vence, France; London, England; New York City, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Lincoln and Orlando. He has held artist residencies in many places: the Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, Long Island, NY; the Michael Karolyi Foundation, Vence, France; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic; the Tyron Guthrie Center in County Monaghan, Ireland; the Millay Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, Austerliz, NY; the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock, NY; and the Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, CA. Burton has written art criticism for Art Papers, The Commercial Appeal and Number.

Artist’s Statement:
Fred Burton’s artworks refer to memories and are attempts at distilling important events in his past life. They relate back to memories of travels and friendships. Influences are continually shifting and changing. Because of the tensions they create in both art and life, topographies and boundaries are important: topographical maps, star charts, architectural elements, labyrinthine street patterns and elements of landscape have all fed into his current imagery.

Fred Burton Paintings

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