The Artist

 

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Stephen Burns: The Artist

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Stephen Burns has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 30 years ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists & the Surrealists including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini, to name a few.

Stephen Burns is a Adobe AEL (Adobe Educational Leader) and a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 17 years (See Resume). He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Part of his exhibiting won him 1st place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.

Digital Involvement

He teaches Digital Manipulation Workshops in the San Diego and is an instructor on PhotoshopCafe & www.xtrain.com .

 

You can view interviews of Stephen here:

2015 eMedia Chat:  https://vimeo.com/118058066
2014 eMedia Chat:  https://vimeo.com/99789323
2013 eMedia Chat:  https://vimeo.com/64742928

View testamonials.

 

He is also an instructor for Photoshop Cafe (http://www.chromeallusion.com/dvd_index.html) where he produces a serie of extensive DVDs on the creative use of Adobe applications with other digital platforms.

You can also find him at Golden West College and Otis College of Arts & Design teaching Photoshop & Digital Imaging.

He is the author of several books published by Charles River media & Focal Press.  They include "3D Photoshop For Creative Professionals", “The Art of Poser & Photoshop” , “Photoshop CS  Trickery &  FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery &  FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery &  FX”,  “Advanced Photoshop CS4Trickery &  FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS5Trickery &  FX”  and “The Art Of Poser Pro & Photoshop CS4.  Each chapter is a step-by-step instruction on creating digital effects and art work.

He has also a contributing author in the book “Secrets OF Award Winning Digital Artists” (Wiley Press) and “Photoshop CS Savvy” (Sybex).

He is the president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group(www.sdphotoshopusrs.com) .of which there are currently 5000 members strong and growing.

His teaching style comes from his ability to share an understanding of Photoshop so that the student has the ability to intuitively apply it to his/hers creations.

He makes his living as a corporate trainer teaching workshops in the use of digital cameras as well as Photoshop for business applications. Stephen’s expertise also extends into 3D animation and digital video special effects & editing on which he also produces educational tapes and DVDs.

On the fine art level, Stephen has organized exhibitions with galleries and artists from South Africa, Europe, Mexico, and Switzerland.

 

Resume

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS
2014 San Diego Photoshop Members Group Exhibition -  Lyceum Theater & Mexico
2012 Borders Lyceum Theater & Mexico
2003-2005 SIGGRAPH International Traveling Exhibition
1999 “Doors/Transmigration”, Southern California, South African Exhibition
Organized by Stephen Burns - Exhibition Locations: Artshare Gallery Los Angeles, Tijuana Cultural Museum and University of Baja California
1997 "Passages", Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
1995 "Cultural Alchemy" (Traveling Exhibition)

  • Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg (South Africa)

  • Cultural Museum, Tijuana (Mexico)

  • Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)

1993 "San Diego, Tijuana, Yokohama Contemporary Cultural Exhibition" (Traveling Exhibit)

  • Citizens Gallery, Yokohama (Japan)

  • Cultural Museum, Tijuana (Mexico)

  • COVA Art Gallery, Lemon Grove, California (USA)

SOLO Gallery Exhibitions
2002 “Marriage Of Fantasy & Reality”, Friedman Occupational Center, Los Angeles, (USA)
2001 “Exceptional Insight”, Rosemary Lane Gallery, Chula Vista, California (USA)
1996 "Architecture of the Spirit", Nobel Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
"Spirit Visions", Underhill Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
1993 "Chrome Allusion", Gretchen Howard Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
"Images Beyond The Mind's Eye" Emerald Shapery Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
1992 "Images From Beyond The Mind's Eye", African American Museum Of Art, San Diego,
California (USA)
"Chrome Allusion", San Diego County Administration Building, San Diego, California (USA)
1990 "Intimate Interpretation", United States International University, San Diego, California (USA)
"Unique Views", Third Floor Corridor Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)

 

Books Published
2015 “3D Photoshop For Creative Professionals”, Focal Press
2012 “Photoshop 3D CS5” , Focal Press
2010 “Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX”, Cengage
2008 “The Art Of Poser & Photoshop CS4”, Cengage
2008 “Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX”, Charles River Media
2007 “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX”, Charles River Media
2005 “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX”, Charles River Media
2004 “Photoshop CS Trickery & FX”, Charles River Media
2003 “Secretes Of Award Winning Digital Artists”, published by Wiley Press. (Contributing Author)
2004 “Photoshop CS Savy”, published by Sybex (Contributing Author)
2004 “Photoshop Secrets Of The Pros”, published by Sybex (Technical Editor)
2004 “Photoshop CS At Your Fingertips”, published by Sybex (Technical Editor)

 

DVD Produced
2014 " 3D Photoshop CC", Published by Photoshop Cafe (www.photoshopcafe.com)
2013 "Introduction to 3D Photoshop CS6", Published by Photoshop Cafe (www.photoshopcafe.com)
2013 "Introduction to Artrage", Published by Photoshop Cafe (www.photoshopcafe.com )
2012 "Photoshop CS5 3D Advanced", Published by Photoshop Cafe (www.photoshopcafe.com )
2009 “Using 3D for Compositing In Photoshop”, Published by Xtrain (www.xtrain.com)
2009 “Basic Modeling in LightWave and 3d Layers”, Published by Xtrain (www.xtrain.com)
2006 “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Techniques”, Published by Kurv Studios (www.kurvstudios.com)
2005 “Photoshop CS Fundamentals”, Published by Kurv Studios (www.kurvstudios.com)
2005 “Get Into Photoshop CS”, Published by Kurv Studios (www.kurvstudios.com)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 "SDPUG Exhibition", San Diego , California a (USA)
2012 "SDPUG Exhibition", San Diego , California a (USA)
2011 "SDPUG Exhibition", San Diego , California a (USA)
2004 "La Jolla Art Association Group Exhibit", La Jolla, California a (USA)
2003 “SIGGRAPH 2003 ”, San Diego, California (USA)
2003 “D5 Digital Visionaries”, Art Institure Of Califonia-SD, San Diego, California (USA)
2002 “D5 Digital Visionaries”, Norh County Gallery, Econdido, California (USA)
2002 “D5 Digital Visionaries”, UCSD Grove Gallery, La Jolla, California (USA)
2001 “Seybold International Exhibition”, Poway Art Museum, Poway, California (USA)
2001 “D5 Digital Visionaries”, Poway Art Museum, Poway, California (USA)
1998 "Faculty Show of UCSD", Grove Gallery, La Jolla, California (USA)
1996 "One Dead Beatle and Several Living Artists" Underhill Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
1996  "Faculty Show of UCSD", La Jolla, California (USA)
1995 "DASART", Tatham Art Museum, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)
1995 "DASART", Durban Art Museum, Durban (South Africa)

1994
"Vital Expressions", Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
"Tint", Red Venus Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
"Group Show”, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California (USA)
"African/American Art", Cultural Concepts Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
1993 "Art Walk", Robert Horby Gallery, San Diego, California (USA)
"Inviting Diversity", San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California (USA)
"Today's Modern Art", Blondes International Gallery, Mira Mesa, California (USA)
"C-Note", Emerald Shapery Tower, San Diego, California (USA)
1992 "International Exhibition", Delmar, California (USA)
"Blondes International Gallery", Mira Mesa, California (USA)
1991 "Group Exhibition", Keesling Gallery, La Jolla, California (USA)
“A New Vision, A New Decade", African/American Museum Of Art, San Diego, California (USA)

Industry Training
2005 - 2015 Lead Instructor:  WACOM Technologies, Vancouver WA
(Providing Industry training for companies like Disney, Dreamworks, Marvel Comics, Titmouse and Stargate Studios to name a few.
2012 - 2015 Lead Instructor:  Artrage, San Francisco CA
2014 - 2015 Lead Instructor:  Sony Online Entertainment, San Diego CA
2014 - 2015 Lead Instructor:  Disney, Burbank CA
2013 - 2015 Lead Instructor: Hunter Industries, San Marcos CA

Teaching Experience
2015 - 2016 Digital Imaging:  Golden West College
2015 - 2016 Intermediate Photoshop:  Golden West College
2014 - 2015 Intermediate Photoshop:  Golden West College
2011 - 2015 Intro to Photoshop:  City of Newport Beach
2011 - 2015 Getting to know your Camera:  City of Newport Beach
2010 - 2013 Intro to Photoshop:  City of Laguna Beach
2005-2010 Digital Photography & Photoshop: Irvine Valley College
2006 – 2009 Instructing Intermediate Photoshop Courses: Palomar College
2003 – 2006 Instructing Creative Photo Art & Photoshop Courses: Palomar College
1995 – 2007 Instructing Advanced Photo Art Courses: University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Craft Center
2003 Shutterbug Digital Workshops- Proleader in photography & digital manipulation with Photoshop.
2000 -2003 Image Arts etc. corporation - Corporate Trainer- Photography & Digital Manipulation with Photoshop.
1) Creative Photographic Techniques
2) Digital Cameras
3) Zone Systems Techniques (Death Valley Weekend Trip Included)
4) Commercial Lighting Techniques
5) Compositional Studies
2003 Digital Arts Instructor at the Natural History Museum of Balboa Park
(Classes held in their new IMAX Theatre)

 

Workshops
2016 "Digital Artistry Workshops": San Diego Comic Fest - San Diego CA
2015 "Digital Artistry Workshops": San Diego Comic Fest - San Diego CA
2015 "Taking Your Image To The Next Level",  Adobe Bay Photo Headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA
2015 "Value Based Workflow",  Adobe headquarters in Seattle, WA
2014 "Going Beyond the Digital Image"  Adobe headquarters in Seattle, WA
2013 "3D In Photoshop"  Adobe headquarters in San Francisco, CA
2013 "Going Beyond the Digital Image"  Adobe headquarters in Seattle, WA
2010 - 2013 " Digital Artistry Workshops "  Siggraph 2010 - 2013, Los Angeles CA
2013-2015 “Create Now" Adobe Workshops”, San Diego, CA
2000-2015 “Digital Manipulation Workshops”, Encinitas, CA
2003 “Digital Application for Landscape Photography”, Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA
1999 - 2004 “Photoshop application and Technique”, Encinitas CA

LECTURES

2013 "3D Integration & Artistic Expression, Adobe Presentation at Havard Medical Center, Boston MA
2011 "Digital Artistry Workshop, SIGGRAPH 20011 in Vancouver, Canada
2010 "Digital Artistry Workshop, SIGGRAPH 2010 Los Angeles, CA
2009 "Digital Artistry with 3D & Photoshop", SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans
2007 "Digital Artistry with Photoshop, SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego, CA
2006 "Digital Artistry with Photoshop, SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston, Mas.
2006 “Digital Manipulation for the Professional Photographer”, ASMP
2006 “Creative Digital Application For Nature & Landscape Photography”, San Diego Sierra Club
2006 “Creative Digital Application For Nature & Landscape Photography”, San Diego Sierra Club
2000 - 2004 “Photography in its Artistic Form”, University of California San Diego (UCSD)
2000-2004 “The Digital Art Of Stephen Burns Using Photoshop”, Guest Presenter,
Del Mar Fair E-Arts International Digital Arts Exhibition
2003“ Digital Applications To The Landscape”, Natural History Museum, San Diego(in IMAX Theatre)
2002 “The Digital Art Of Stephen Burns”, Institute of Technology (ITT Technology), San Diego
1999 “Creative alternative to Photography”, Darkroomers Photographic Society
1998 “Chrome Allusion”, North County Photographic Society
1998 “Chrome Allusion”, Darkroomers Photographic Society
1997 “Professional Approach To Photography as an Art Form”, Bob Nishahira, Palomar College
1996 “Chrome Allusion”, San Diego City College 

TELEVISION & PODCAST INTERVIEWS
2015 eMedia Chat:  https://vimeo.com/channels/emediachat/118058066
2014 eMedia Chat:  https://vimeo.com/99789323
2013 eMedia Chat:  https://vimeo.com/64742928
1995 "Collage", CCV, Channel 2, Johannesburg (South Africa)
1990 "The Artist", KUSI, Channel 51 (hb Tony Digesu)

WRITE-UPS
1995 "DASART Victorian Installation", Art Review, April 30, Johanasburg, South Africa (Terence King)
1994 "The Arts", San Diego Union, July 18 (Robert Pincus), California (USA)
"Making It", San Diego Union (Ozzie Roberts), California (USA)
"Lyceum Gallery", Voice & Viewpoint, December 1 (William Yancey), San Diego,
California (USA)
1993 "Chrome Allusion", Encinitas Sun, February 25 (Curt Barry), Encinitas, California (USA)
"Chrome Allusion", San Diego Arts Monthly ( March Issue), California (USA)
1990 "Photo Art", Portfolio Magazine, cover story, San Diego, California (USA)

Community Involvement
2015 Adobe AEL (Adobe Educational Leader)
2012 - 2014 Adobe ACP (Adobe Community Professional - Local Adobe Evangelists)
2000-2015 President, San Diego Photoshop User’s Group
2004- 2015 President, San Diego LightWave 3D User’s Group
2006-2007 Director of the International Digital Art & Photography Exhibition at the San Diego County Fair
2005-2009 Advisory Board, HDRI 3D Magazine
2004-2006 Advisory Board, KeyFrame Magazine
2002-2010 Art Gallery Subcommittee, Siggraph, Digital Arts Convention
2002-2003 President, San Diego, North County Photoshop User’s Group
Located at Mira Costa College, Oceanside
1995-1999 President, Board Of Directors, San Diego Art Institute

1994-95 Vice President, Board Of Directors, San Diego Art Institute

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