b. 1974


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





Racism Sweet Racism, Elijah Wheat Showroom, Brooklyn, NY

Troublemaker, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI



Night and Day, City Gallery, Farmington, MI



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



City Wolves, Motor City Brewery, Detroit, MI



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



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



Making Faces, Butcher's Inn, Detroit, MI



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

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






People Stories, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Drawings, M Contemporary, Ferndale, MI


The Anti Art Fair, Copeland Park, London, UK

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



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



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



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


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



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


Painting Invitational, 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI

Language, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

Night Show, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI



Detroit Classic, Proper, Start Gallery, Detroit, MI



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



Re:Collect, Review Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI

RACE, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

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



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



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



3 The Hard Way, Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI



Vision, Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI 

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






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


"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


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

Exhibition Committee: 

Detroit Artists Market, 2008-2012

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

Public Art Project:

Tiger Town, 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





“Detroit Sequential Vol. 2”, Detroit Novelty Press, September 2019

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