Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome A.K. Burns to Fishers Island for the weekend of June 1, 2019, as part of our Visiting Artist Program. In addition to conducting critical studio visits with our fellows, A.K. will be presenting her work at an Artist Talk, which is open to the public, on Sunday, June 2 at 11:15 am. The talk will take place at Lighthouse Works which is located just west of Silver Eel Cove, where our ferry makes port, and north of the intersection of Hound Lane and Greenwood Road.
A.K. Burns is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Using video, sculpture, and installation she produces queries into the socio-political constructs that give form and meaning to contemporary notions of the body. Currently, Burns is developing Negative Space, a cycle of five video installations that take speculative fiction as a point of departure. The third installment was commissioned by EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and has a forthcoming exhibition commissioned by the Julia Stoschek Collection. Burns’ work has been exhibited internationally at the New Museum, NY; the Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Sculpture Center, NY; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. Burns was a 2016-17 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, a recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital Foundation Visual Arts Award, and is currently faculty at Hunter College Graduate Department of Art & Art History.
Our Visiting Artist Program invites nationally recognized artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the VAP seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.