Tell us a little about yourself. Why are you here?
David Burns is a life-long Californian and native of Los Angeles.
He earned an MFA in Studio Art from UCIrvine and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. David is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit,
a contemporary art collective that uses fruit as a material for creating art projects that investigate the boundaries of public spaces, including urban geographies, historical archives and time-based media.
Prior to his work with Fallen Fruit, David was core faculty in two programs at CalArts from 1994 to 2008. David's curatorial practice investigates narrative structures in contemporary art with notable exhibitions for the journal Leonardo at MIT; the Armory Center for the Arts and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Currently, David is faculty in the Social Practice graduate program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Concurrent to the development of his career in contemporary art and academics, David has also built expertise in corporate branding strategy, advertising and television as a technical consultant for projects with Mercedes Benz, Discovery Channel, SEGA Gameworks and others. David's work activates nuances of social spaces, public archives and cultural indexes by creating a collaborative platform that celebrates people and place and reframes experiences of real-time and the real-world.