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AINSLEY BURROWS 

born in Kingston, Jamaica; 

Lives and works in Baltimore, MD, and Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION

1996 – SUNY Oswego – Oswego, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming September 2024 – Top of The World – Baltimore, MD

2023 – Displacement, The DC Arts Center – Washington, DC

2023 – Raktism & Meta Chaos, Creative Alliance – Baltimore, MD

2022 – Astonishing The Gods, Rush Arts – Philadelphia, PA

2022 – Marley Mixtape, KIRPA Auction House – Online Auction

2022 – Select works from The Maroons: Rebellion, SUNY Oneonta – Oneonta, NY

2021 – FREEFORM-1, Bed-Stuy Art House – Brooklyn, NY

2019 – The Maroons: Rebellion, Ainsley Burrows Open Studio – Brooklyn, NY

2016 – NeoChaos, 33 Lafayette – Brooklyn, NY

2013 – Red Series – New York, NY

2012 – Masking, Camaje – New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming – The Harper Museum – Detroit, MI

2023 – B23, Artscape – Baltimore, MD

2023 – Washington Project for the Arts' Collectors' Night 2023 Benefit Auction – Washington, DC

2022 –  If You're Here, You Belong, 11:Eleven Gallery – Washington, DC

2022 – A Journey Not Long Forgotten, Arlington Arts Center – Arlington, VA

2022 – Unveiling Resistance, Community College of Baltimore County – Essex, MD

2022 – Summer Invitational, Spillman | Blackwell – New Orleans, LA

2022 – Art x Social Justice, The Fearless Artist Pop UP – New York, NY

2021 – Good Neighbors, Amos Eno Gallery – Brooklyn NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Hill Harper, private collection – Detroit, MI

Jeffrey Wright, private collection – Brooklyn, NY

Wayee Chu, private collection – San Francisco, CA

Lisane Basquiat, private collection – San Diego, CA

Jeanine and Herve Heriveaux, private collection – Maplewood, NJ

Raymond McGuire, private collection – New York, NY

Emily Scudder, private collection – Baltimore, MD

Tristan Jass, private collection – Kenosha, WI

Anthony Spikes, private collection – Denver, CO

Capital One Collection

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2013 – Verses & Flow, TV One (TV Series)

2008 – BET Lyric Cafe 2008, BET (TV Series)

2007 – Augsburg Brecht Connected (ABC) Festival – Augsburg, Germany

2007 – Annual guerilla poetry tour, Babylon by Foot, was taken international

2001 – Performed with Nuyorican National Slam Team – New York, NY and Princeton, NJ

1999 – Inaugural national Babylon by Foot guerilla poetry tour

OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

2020 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music mixtape Young Vader

2016 – Wrote, performed, and produced poetry/music album NeoChaos

2011 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music album Empire

2008-2009 – Poetry Performance Workshops, Lecturer, The Juilliard School, New York, NY

2008 – Guinness commercial collaboration, aired in 26 Caribbean countries

2008 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music album Evolver

2007 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music album Rockstar

2006 – Founded The Sweet Spot, a burlesque variety show stage production

2004-2005 – Coached Nuyorican National Slam Team

2003 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music album Climax

2001 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music album The Groove Electric

2000 – Wrote, performed and produced poetry/music album Cataclysm

1999 – Founded BurrowsInk, a multimedia production company

PUBLISHED WRITTEN WORKS

Set to publish in 2024 – Escorian Vein, Novel

Set to publish in 2024 – Children Carrying The Sky, Novel

2018 – Sex Addiction, the sequel to Bang Bang Bang, Novel

2017 – The Spellcaster’s Manual, Poetry Collection

2013 – Bang Bang Bang: A Summer Of Sin In Brooklyn, Novel

2008 – The Wolf Who Cried Boy (UK), Poetry Collection

2005 – Black Angels With Sky Blue Feathers (UK), Poetry Collection

2005 – Street Pigeons (UK), Photography and Poetry Collection

2000 – The Woman Who Isn’t Was, Poetry Collection

1999 – Black Angels With Sky Blue Feathers, Poetry Collection

AWARDS

2004 – Nuyorican Poets Café Award for Coaching – New York, NY

2002 – Best International Performer of 2002, Farrago Poetry Café – London, UK

2001 – Nuyorican Poets Café Award for Participation – New York, NY

2001 – International Poetry Slam Championship – Munich, Germany

2001 – Best International Performer of 2001, Farrago Poetry Café – London, UK

 

SELECTED PRESS

"Ainsley Burrows' work is a vibrant force that transcends every dimension of life. His brushstrokes dance, teach, and soothe; collectively invoking an authentic spirit of wonder. Ainsley is a modern day creative genius, one who later generations will seek to emulate."  

— Vivian K. Tozaki, Esq.  

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