David Burdeny

BIOGRAPHY

David Burdeny


Residence: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Born: 1968 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The raw immediacy and lived experience of taking a photograph matters as much to me as how I compose the frame. It is my private personal connection to these places and the emotional or intellectual intrigue that grips me through the process that I hope resonates in the print. I seek to capture the mood and promise, silence and solitude in that extended moment of awareness. In my earlier architectural practice and now my photography career, I'm fascinated by the opportunity to invest symbols and narrative into built form or see the metaphor in a material space. I have an abiding interest in thresholds and liminality - places that seem somehow a bridge between the concrete and the ephemeral, elevated above time, hallowed. The sublime resides even in an ordinary space. And while the wondrous capabilities of the digital process permits an extraordinary level of clarity, detail and sensuality to be ingrained into an image, I like to think that there is a mystery at the heart of all my photographs, an appeal for the viewer to keep looking and see more.

 

David Burdeny’s work is characterized by strong composition and exceptional photographic quality. It is truly a combination of artistry, technology and knowledge. He creates each architectural photograph from a single, often very long, exposure of up to several minutes in low lit interiors. Using very high resolution cameras that capture a wide dynamic range of shadow and highlight detail, far more than that of a typical digital camera, he sets about capturing buildings of historical importance.

When photographing interiors, Burdeny captures them just as they are found, though he does move fire extinguishers and other extraneous contemporary distractions out of the way. He relies only on natural light plus ambient lighting which is part of a room’s decoration, such as in chandeliers, sconces or lamps.  

Given the vagaries of mixed light sources (daylight and lightbulbs, for instance, each give off a different color light), post-production adjustments to the color channels (highlight, mid tones and shadows) become necessary.  Burdeny spends a great number of hours adjusting the intensity and color balance of each image in readiness for printing. While these changes may seem minute, they can take hours to weeks of intensive computer time to render each image as seamlessly the eye sees it. Each channel is addressed separately and the degree to which each is adjusted is often too subtle to see on the monitor. As a result, Burdeny runs continuous test prints to gauge his progress.  Surprisingly, from an amateur perspective, the less color in an image, the harder it is to get the image properly balanced. Getting white balance right often requires the use of dozens of full-size proofs because, as the image is scaled, the apparent white balance appears to change and additional adjustments have to be made accordingly. Thus, each series of a single photograph in different size editions, has a different white balance layer according to the needs of the size as a requirement to make them all appear the same when viewed next to each other.

The saltern series are photographed aerially and the colors are the result of algae.  As the salinity increases in the salt pans, the algae changes from a green to red.  The red ponds are generally at max suspension and are the ones soon to be drained and harvested.

   

Education

1998 Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture

1993 Bachelor of Interior Design, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture



Solo Exhibitions

2020 “Europe –“Images from the Archives” Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2020 “Beginnings”, Coe & Co Photography Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2020 “Photographs  2015-2019, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada

2019 Salt, Per van der Horst Gallery, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2019 New Photographs, Tew Galleries, Atlanta
2019 Before Ever After, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2019 Svanire , Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB, Camada

2018 Salt, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2018 Ephemera, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2018 Italy, Miller Gallery, 
 Cincinnati, OH, USA
2018 Cava Bianco, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2017 Oceans, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2017 Oceans, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017 Parallels and Meridians, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2017 Tulips, Gillman Contemproary, Ketchum ID. USA

2016  Far and Away, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB, Camada
2016  Russia & Cuba, Bibliothèque publique
 Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc, QC
2016  Salt, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016  Salt & Veld, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2016  Salt
Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, USA2015 A Bright Future, New Work From Russia, Jennifer 2016  Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2015 Wanderlust, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT, USA
2015 Russia, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2015 A Decade of Landscapes, FAF Cracow, Poland
2015 Saudade, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2015 Saudade, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2015 XS, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.

2014 Saudade, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2014 Saudade, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada

2013 Traces of Time, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Montreal, QC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, Iris Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2013 Traces of Time, , Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada

2012 Ancora, Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel CA, Curated by Richard Gadd
2012 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Exposure 2012, Gallery, Alberta, Canada
2012 Traverse Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

2011 Ancora, Camera 16, Milano, Italy.
2011 Ancora, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2011 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Ancora, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010 Iris Gallery, Boston, MA, USA 
2010 David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2010 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 Galerie Schindel, Freiburg, Germany 
2010  Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine 
2010 Sacred & Secular, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2009 Young Gallery Brussels, Belgium
2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta  
2008 North|South, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 NorthISouth, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2008 David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2008 Antartica/Greenland, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada

2007 New Photographs, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Specific Gravity, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2007 Shorelines, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger, Montreal QC, Canada 
2007 Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
2007 Drift, Exposure 2007, Gallery; Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary Alberta, Canada

2006 Photographs, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona, USA
2006 Photographs, 3x10 Seattle, Washington, USA 

2005 Shorelines, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2004 Sur-Mer, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
2004 Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada

2003 Interval, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2003 World In Focus, Juried by Carl Gronquist, Cathryn Buchanan, Rainier Square building, Seattle, WA
2003 Recent Images, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
2003 Artropolis 2003: Residue, curated by Pauline Conley, CBC Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

2002 Fifteenth Annual Juried Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada
2002 Seascapes, Architectura, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1996 Kathmandu Urban Images, Gallery 111, Winnipeg, Canada

1992 Juried Photography Show, Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Canada

 

Group Exhibitions

2019  Coe and Co, Photography Gallery, Nantucket, MA, USA
2019  Coe and Co, Photography Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2019 Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON 
2019 Gillman Contemproary, Ketchum ID. USA
2019 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2019 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB, Camada

2018 Winter Retreat, Meritt Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA 
2018 Introspective Transitions, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
2018 Bau-Xi Photo, Baux-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON 
2018 Art with Impact, Merritt Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA 
2018 All-American Inspired, Merritt Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA 
2018 Liminal: David Burdeny & Georg Kuttinger, Cynthia-Reeves Gallery, North
          Adams, MA, USA  
2018 Bring the World Home, Merritt Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA
2018 Elsewhere, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID, USA 
2018 Resoltion / New Works by Gallery Artists, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle,
         WA, USA  

2016 Art Chicago,  Galerie de Bellefeuille, Chicago, IL, USA
2016 Art New York,  Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2015 Art Miami Context,  Bau-Xi Photo, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2015 Art Miami Context,  Jennifer Kostuik Galley, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2016 Palm Beach Jewlry, Art & Antiques Show,  Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2016 Art Palm Beach Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2015 Far and Away, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015 Surfs Up, Art Project Paia, Maui, Hawaii, USA

2015 Art Miami Context,  Bau-Xi Photo, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015 Art Miami Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015,TIAF Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015 TIAF Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015 TIAF Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2013 Realiteit,, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Vancouver BC

2013 Have A Nice Day, Tom Chambers, Rodney Smith, Laurie Victor Kay, David Burdeny 

         Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho, USA

2008 The Best of 2007 – A Retrospective, The Iris Gallery of Fine Art Photography

2007 Bit Impressions, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho. USA

2007 Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho, Alex Couwenberg, David Burdeny, Robert Glenn Ketchum

2007 DIA Invitational, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, DIA, CO, USA

2007 LUMAS New York, NORIZONS – landscape in contemporary photography, NY, USA

2006 IPA Best of Show, Farmani Gallery Los Angeles, California 

2006 Here are Your Waters, Green Foundation, Seoul, Korea

2005 Indian Hill Gallery of Fine Photography, Wells Vermont, USA

2004 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

2004 Summer at the Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2004 Summer Group Show, Gallery 54, Calgary, Canada

2004 Photographs by John Dean, David Burdeny, Dan Gordon, + Brian Henson, Gallery 54 

         Calgary, Canada

2004 Keep Expanding, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada

2003 Terrain, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003 World In Focus, Juried by Carl Gronquist, Cathryn Buchanan, Seattle, USA

2003 Peripheries, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, Canada

David Evans and David Burdeny

2003 Artropolis 2003: Curated by Pauline Conley, Vancouver Canada

2003 Juried Group Show, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada

2002 Fifteenth Annual Juried Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada

2002 Seascapes, Architectura, Vancouver, Canada

1992 Juried Photography Show, Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Art Fairs 

2016 Art Chicago,  Galerie de Bellefeuille, Chicago, IL, USA

2016 Art New York,  Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA2015 Art Palm Beach,  Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

2015 Art Miami Context,  Bau-Xi Photo, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015 Art Miami Galerie de Bellefeuille,  Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2015,TIAF Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015 TIAF Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015 TIAF Galerie de Bellefeuille, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2014 Papier 14, Montreal, QC, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2014 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2012 Art Miami, Miami FL Jennifer Kostuik Gallery 

2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2012 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2011 Art Miami, Miami FL Jennifer Kostuik Gallery 

2011 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2010 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2010 Photo LA, California, USA

2009 Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2009 Bridge Art Fair, New York City, NY USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2008 LAAF, Los Angeles California, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2007 Art Miami, Miami Florida, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2006 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, NY USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2006 Palm Beach3 Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2006 Photo L.A., Los Angeles, California USA Susan Spiritus Gallery, New Port Beach, California

2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2004 Scope LA, Los Angeles, California USA Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

 

Publications, Press, Interviews

 

2009 Art Travel, France, Fall issue

2009 Photo Journeys: David Burdeny’s Icebergs, Four Seasons Magazine, August 2009

2008 Lloyd Dykk, Elevating Icebergs to Realm of the Surreal, Vancouver Sun, September 17, 2008

2008 Jeri Zeder, Startup for An Ailing Planet, Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2008 – Cover Image

2008 Icebergs, Nox Magazine, Madrid, 2008

2008 Four Seasons Magazine, Winter 2008

2008 Ann Rosenberg, Northern Light, Galleries West, Fall 2008- Cover Image

2008 Diminishing Shelf Life, Canadian Art (online), Summer 2008

2008 Snapshots in Time, Where Toronto, Summer 2008

2008 Photo Life Magazine, Portfolio May 2008 Vol 33, Number 3

2007 Betty Ann Jordon, Ethereal Waterworlds Bridging Heaven and Earth Inform the Gorgeously Minimalist         Pictures of Vancouver Artist David Burdeny, House & Home, November 2007

2007 Morley Walker, Two Cameras, One View, Winnipeg Free Press, December 2007

2007 Black + White Magazine (USA) 2007 Portfolio Contest Awards, p. 20-23

2006 Interviewed by Russell Joslin, David Burdeny: Shorelines, Shots 94, Winter 2006. p. 12-15.

2006 September Photo Magazine Romania, Interview + Cover

2006 Vancouver Magazine, June 2006, The Ocean Club p.70, 72

2006 Communication Arts Photo Annual 2006

2006 Digital Photographer (Ukraine edition) Mar. 2006

2006 Georgia Straight Vol 39 No.1 1983

2005 Robin Laurence, David Burdeny: Shorelines, The Georgia Straight, December 2005

2005 Communications Arts Photo Annual 2005

2005 Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine, State of the Art Interview

2005 Wojtek Tkaczynski, Slady Czlowieka: David Burdeny, Fotopozytypw, May 2005 – Cover image

2005 Black + White Magazine (USA) Single Image Annual

2004 Communication Arts Photo Annual 2004

2004 Hasselblad “V” System Catalogue

2003 Photo Media, Spring 2003

2003 Grand Prize Winner: David Burdeny, PhotoLife, March 2003 vol. 28- Cover Image

2003 The Big Picture, Artropolis, 2003

 

Awards

 

2016 IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature
2015 IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature

2010 IPA Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature

2008 IPA International Photographer of the Year, Nature Category

2007International B+W Portfolio Contest Award of Excellence

2006IPA- 1st place Landscape Division

2006 Photolucida Critical Mass Winner, Portland, Oregon

2006Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual

2005IPA – Nonprofessional Photographer of the Year: Nature

2005IPA – 1st Place – Nature – Non professional

2005 IPA – 2nd Place – Nature – Non professional

2005IPA – 3rd Place – Landscape Fine Art – Non professional

2005Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual

2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Amateur Photographer of the Year

2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Architectural (Amateur)

2004International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Nature (Amateur)

2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Fine Art (Amateur)

2004 International B+W Spider Awards Honorable Mention: Fine Art (Amateur

2004 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual

2003 Honorable Mention, World In Focus, Rainier Square building, Seattle, WA

2003 Grand Prize, PhotoLife Magazine, Image International, 2002

2002 Honorable Mention, Fifteenth Annual Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1998  MAA Medal

1993 ASID Yale R. Burdge Award