Nia Burks

 

MFA 2009 Photography and Film (Specialization: Video, Internet and Society) Virginia Commonwealth University
MA 2007 Digital Arts (Specialization: Feminist Film Theory)Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA 2006 Sculpture and Extended Media and Art History (magna cum laude) Virginia Commonwealth University


Professional and Teaching Experience

 

2011 
Research Assistant, Performer for Reynold Reynolds production 'Die Verloren', Berlin, Germany

Docent, Translator for English Language, Production Assistant and artist’s assistant for Ursula Endlicher.
Transmediale Festival, Berlin Germany Freelance Photographer, Hopewell Times, Hopewell, Va
2010 
Full Time Studio Photographer, Strawbridge Studios via Henrico CountySchools, Richmond, Va

Associate Blogger, Urlesque.com, AOL Time Warner, New York, Ny

Photographic Assistant, Thomas Scott, photographer and proprietor, Punch Photo, Richmond, Va
Conceptual Videography, Camera Operation and Post, Richard Hanson, SceneCycle, Inc, Richmond, Va

Personal Video Editing Software Instructor, Todd Stone (Stone, Cardwell, and Dinkin, PLC), Stone Circle of Friends,
Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, Richmond, Va

2009
Still Photographer, Sesek/Cutshaw Wedding, Hampton, Va Photographic Assistant, Thomas Scott, photographer and proprietor, Punch Photo,
Richmond, Va
Videography and Post Production, All The Saints Theatre Company, via The Byrd Theatre, Holly Lamburta, Richmond, Va Videography and Post Production, Pilotone Sound Collective, Jennida Chase, Hassan Pitts and Nathan Halverson, Richmond, Va
Videography and Post Production of One Time Recording of Viral Video Advertisement, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),

Richmond, Va.Videography, Still and Post Production, Hendershot/Large, Meidinger/Giggety Wedding, Richmond/Hampton, Va
On Location Stylist, The Martin Agency/Wal-Mart via Philip Beauline

2008
Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Photography and Film, Richmond, Va (Contemporary Issues in
Photography and Film, Introduction to the Arts)
2007
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Instructor of Record, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Photography and Film,
Richmond, Va (Digital Photography 1, assistant in Performance Imaging) Teaching Internship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore,
Md (Two sections of Electronic Media and Culture) under Steven Silberg and Ulrich Joseph
2006
Digital Print Specialist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md Layout and Production Specialist, Maryland Reprographics, Baltimore, Md

Awards, Honors, Grants, Fellowships

2009
Sex Cells, Runner Up, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, Ny University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
2008
University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
2007
Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Photography and Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va Deans List, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md
2006
Merit Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Department of Digital Arts, Baltimore, Md Deans List, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md
Merit Award, View/2006, Fine Art Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, Va University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va

2005
University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
2004
University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Induction
University Honors Program, Induction, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Dean of Undergraduate Study, Richmond, Va

2003
University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va Who’s Who Among American College Students, Second Volume
2002
University Deans List, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
Who’s Who Among American College Students, Induction 

 
Exhibition Record (* solo shows marked by asterisk)

2011
Symbiotic Output , Alice Gryphius Kunstraum (three person exhibition), Berlin, Germany, Curators: S/N Coalition, Nia Burks (catalog) Lumen Festival,
Brooklyn, Ny, Curator: Ginger Shulick Three Inch Canvas, Jyväskylå Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland, Curator: Håkan Mitts, (catalog)
DAS Weekend,Transmediale Affiliate, Berlin,                                                                                                                                                                                                     To Be Determined, Gallery 5, Richmond, VaIkono MENASA, Arab Satellite Television Airing, Middle East, North Africaand part of South Asia (catalog)
Irresistible Apparatus, Studio 8 West, Richmond Va, Curators: Stephanie Benassi and Nia Burks (catalog) The Internet Is a Terrible Place To Live,
New York, Ny Curator: Jesse Malmed
Glitch Festival, Chicago Il New Media, Sex and Culture in the 21st Century, Museum of New Art, Detroit, Michigan, Curator: Jonathan Lillie
(catalog) Platine, Köln, Stuttgart, Germany, Curator: Lukas Höh (catalog)
No Budget Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
The Internet Is A Terrible Place To Live, Deep Leap, Portland Or, Curator: Jesse Malmed
Lumen Festival, Atlantic Salt, Staten Island, Ny, Curator: Ginger Shulick
Solanum Video Tapestry, The Warehouse, Norfolk, Va, Curator: Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts Renewal, The Warehouse, Norfolk,
Va 2009 *USERNAME, TAB, PASSWORD, RETURN, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Va (catalog)
Sex Cells, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, Ny (catalog) Electronic Art Exchange, Round 1-2, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Va,
Curator: Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts 2008Candidacy Exhibition, Plant Zero, Richmond, Va
2007
It’s Got Layers, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Va *Thesis Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, Md (catalog)
Acting Up/Acting Out, Fox 3, Baltimore, Md, Curator: Leslie King Hammond
Big Art Show, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA0-3900, John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md 2006 DEVICE,
Current Gallery, Baltimore, Md *Senior Thesis Exhibition,   FAB Gallery, Richmond, Va
Experience in Collective Packing, FAB Gallery, Richmond, Va Box Office Hits, FAB Gallery, Richmond, Va VIEW/2006, FAB Gallery, Richmond, Va
2005
*Girlie Show, Ethos Café, Richmond, Va 2004 Femme Art, Polka Dot Art Gallery 18 Pack, Flat International, Richmond, Va, Curator:
Kendall Buster                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Burks, Nia, Chase, Jennida, Pitts, Hassan, “Symbiotic Output Exhibition Catalog”, (March 2011), Alice Gryphius Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany Lillie Jonathan, “ONLINE TERRITORIES, Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space”, (Forthcoming, 2011), Peter Lang Publishing Transmediale Online, “Press Release”, web (January 2011): DAS Weekend, Berlin, Germany Mitts, Håkån, “Exhibition Catalog”, (March 2011): Jyväskylå Art Museum, Jyväskylå, Finland Launt, Diedre, “Featured Artist”, (August, 2010): QTown Magazine, Virginia Benassi, Stephanie and Burks, Nia, “Irrisistible Apparatus, Exhibition Catalog and Short Essay”, (September 2010): Studio 8 West, Richmond, Va Ikono MENASA Online, “Press Release for PLAY”, web (November 2010): Middle East, North Africa and part of South Asia
Lillie, Jonathan, “New Media, Sex and Culture in the 21st Century”, (Winter 2010): NMediaC: Journal of New Media and Culture, Detroit, Michigan Lillie, Jonathan, “Exhibition Catalog”, (October 2010): Museum of New Art Online, Detroit, Michigan Höh, Lukas, “Exhibition Catalog” (Fall 2010): Platine, Online/Print Publication, Stuttgart, Germany Boling, John Michael, “Editorial”, (March 2010): Rhizome at The New Museum, New York, Ny “Pick of the Day: Angry Gamers=Art”, (March 2010): Creativity Online, New York, Ny “Best Ad’s”, (March 2010): Advertising Age/Web On Paper (online), New York, Ny “Game Art: Nia Burks”, (March 2010): Gamescenes: Art In The Age Of Videogames (online) Department of Media, Art, and Text and Art History, in conjunction with the School of the Arts, “MFA Catalog 2009” (May 2009): Virginia Commonwealth University and The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Va “Make Yourself Something”, “Exhibition Catalog”, (Summer 2009) 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, Ny
Blurb (print), “MICA Masters Graduates”, (April 2007): Art In America Magazine, New York, Ny Department of Graduate Studies, “Exhibition Catalog” (May 2007): Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md Blurb (print), “Top Ten”, (December 2007): Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore, Md Radio, “This Friday”, (December 2006): The Signal, 88.1 WYPR Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.

Publications

Co-author, “Symbiotic Output Exhibition Catalog”, (March 2011), Alice Gryphius Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany Research used and cited in textbook publication, Lillie, Jonathan, “ONLINE TERRITORIES, Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space”, (Forthcoming, 2011), Peter Lang Publishing Editorial, Urlesque.com (November 2010): “Paper Ripping Causes Baby Laughter In Mass Volume (Urlesque Video Compilation)”, New York, Ny Review of YouTube: Play Biennial, Urlesque.com (written, not published): “YouTube: Play, What You Missed”, New York, Ny Short Essay, coauthored with Stephanie Benassi (September 2010): “Irresistible Apparatus”, self published for exhibition catalog, Richmond, Va MFA Thesis Paper, (May 2009): “USERNAME, TAB, PASSWORD, RETURN”, Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va MA Thesis Paper, (May 2007): “Pleasure in Looking: An Investigation in Scopophelia and The Gaze”, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md
Text and Image Published in Local University Feminist Anthology, (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004): “Amendment”, Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
Visiting Artist Lectures
2011 “Symbiotic Output: Memory and Desire in the Recent work of Nia Burks”, Alice Gryphius Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany 2010 Deep Leap, Portland, Or 2009 Introduction to Photography (Instructor: Stephanie Benassi), Department of Photography and Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va

Gallery Representation
Art Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Artist Residencies
Takt Kunstprojecktraum, Berlin, Germany