b. 1974

EDUCATION

BFA Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 2002

 

 

SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Racism Sweet Racism, Elijah Wheat Showroom, Brooklyn, NY

Troublemaker, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

 

2016

Night and Day, City Gallery, Farmington, MI

 

2014

Oil & Water: Taurus Burns and Matt Lewis, Corktown Studios, Detroit, MI

 

2013

City Wolves, Motor City Brewery, Detroit, MI

 

2011

Paintin' the D, Motor City Brewery, Detroit, MI

 

2010

Dialogue: Taurus Burns and Alice Smith, Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2007

Making Faces, Butcher's Inn, Detroit, MI

 

2006

The Artwork of Taurus Burns, Detroit Repertory Theater, Detroit, MI

Figure/Ground Relationship: Taurus Burns and Frank English, Synergy Gallery, Berkley, MI

 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018   

The Anti Art Fair, Copeland Park, London, UK

Big Highland Park Art Show, Annex Gallery, Highland Park, MI

 

2017   

To the End of the Earth, Curated by Adrian Hatfield, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

Image/ Text, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Beautiful Brushwork, Pittman-Puckett Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Never Again (Again), Annex Gallery, Highland Park, MI

 

2016    

The Dark Side, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

Robert Schefman: Body of Influence, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

A Portion of Territory, Boll Family YMCA Lobby Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2015

Let’s Pretend, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

The New International Society: Exhibition I- Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI

                                                  Exhibition II- Gallery 161, Berlin, GER

2014

Biannual All Media Exhibit, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

Big Paintings, The Factory, Highland Park, MI

Detroit Invitational, Dell Pryor Gallery, Detroit, MI

Collective Visions, Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2013

Surrounding Point, Brown & Juanita Ford Gallery, Taylor, MI

Work, Detroit Mercantile Company, Detroit, MI

Detroit Painters, Detroit, MI

Exchange: Chicago <> Detroit - Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

                                                  Cave Gallery and Public Pool, Detroit, MI

2012

Painting Invitational, 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI

Language, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

Night Show, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

 

2011

Detroit Classic, Proper, Start Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2010

Dialogue, Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI

Detroit Urban Landscape, Gallery 194, Lapeer, MI

The Creators: Self Portraits, WCCC Brown and Juanita Ford Gallery, Detroit, MI

Figure/ Ground, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

 

2009

Re:Collect, Review Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI

RACE, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

Post- Apocalyptic Motor City, 323 East Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

 

2008

Serrano Picks Detroit, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI

Five Painters, JRainey Gallery, Detroit, MI

Metro Detroit Realism, Curated by Richard Lewis, Marygrove College of Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

Urban Edge, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

 

2007

Detroit NeXt, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

Contrast, Dell Pryor Gallery, Detroit, MI

If Other Please Explain, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Identity Expression, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2005

3 The Hard Way, Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI

 

2004

Vision, Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI 

Political and Social Controversy, Dancing Crane Gallery, Lansing, MI

 

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

Juror:   DIY Street Fair, Ferndale MI, 2018

Scholastic Arts Award (Painting and Drawing), Detroit, MI, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018

            Dragon on the Lake Festival, Featured Artist and Juror, Lake Orion, MI 2017

  Arts & Apples Festival, Rochester, MI 2012

            Urban Edge, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI, 2010

Curator:   "Stroke", Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI, 2013

                “Detroit Painters”, Beyond Words Art Gallery, Detroit, MI, 2013

"The Detroit Frontier", Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI, 2009

Commissions:       Cass Cafe, Outoor Mural, 4620 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 2014

Humane Science Lab at the Detroit Zoo, Indoor Mural with Clinton Snider, Royal Oak, MI, 2012

Neighborhood Art Project, Outdoor Mural with Clinton Snider, 19416 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI, 2011

Verizon Wireless “How Sweet the Sound” Competition, Detroit, MI, 2008

Caruso Caruso, Indoor Mural, Birmingham, MI, 2006

Children’s Book Illustrations:  “The Riddle of the Hollow Reed” by Charlotte J. Harman, Baha’i Publishing Trust, 2012

                                                “Kyle Jeffries, Pilgrim” by Gail Radley, Baha’i Publishing Trust, 2010

Street Painting Demonstrations:  Dragon on the Lake Festival, Lake Orion, MI 2017

                                                     Ann Arbor Street Fair, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013, 2012

                                                     Detroit Festival of the Arts, Detroit, MI, 2008, 2007

Exhibition Committee Member: Detroit Artists Market, 2008-2012

Tiger Town, Public Art Project and Children’s Charity Fundraiser, Metro Detroit, 2007

Artists in Education- Community Arts Partnership, Detroit, MI 2006

Artist in Residence: Art on the Move, Detroit, MI 2000

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Michael Hodges, “Troublemaker Stars at Hatch Art”, Detroit News, May 21, 2018

Joni Hubred-Gold, “City Gallery Hosts New Exhibit” Farmingtonvoice.com, March 9, 2016

K. Michelle Moran, "Brush with Greatness", Grosse Pointe Times, May 23, 2013

E. Ashley Rooney, 100 Artists of the Midwest, Schiffer Books, 2012

"Pontiac Marks 150th Anniversary with Art", Detroit News, Mar 2012

Brianna Valleskey, “Community Arts: Taurus Burns”, April 21, 2010

“Best Local Artist”, Real Detroit Weekly, March 2010

Suzanne Bilek, “Detroit on Canvas”, Hour Detroit Magazine, January 2010

Michael Hodges, “City Portraits”, The Detroit News, September 23, 2009

"Gritty views of Detroit in Paint Creek's Taurus Burns show", Detroit News, March 19 2009

Dan Graschuck, “Best Local Artists To Collect”, Hour Detroit Magazine, June 2007

Keri Guten Cohen, “The Art Stars of Tomorrow”, Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2007

"Painted Tigers Aid Charity" The Oakland Press, March 28, 2007

Desiree Cooper, “Artists Find Muses Inside Themselves”, Detroit Free Press, November 19, 2002