Jeremy Burleson

 With masking tape and paper, Jeremy Burleson has built a flood of highly detailed medical instruments – hyper-realistic and quasi-workable versions of stethoscopes, ventilators and syringes. Burleson also works out his interest in all things medical on paper, often combining figures with rows of bottles, syringes and balloons. It’s unclear where his obsession stems from, but it’s obvious that his focus on medically related subject matter walks a fine line between fascination and repulsion.

Also, using paper, but rolling it tightly to create a tube of sorts, Burleson crafts lyrical lamp shapes. Vaguely allegorical, the structures are designed to hang from the ceiling, but some are large enough to be placed on the floor. This interest in lamps may have originated during an accident while on a shopping trip to a local warehouse store.

Throughout all of Burleson’s work runs the thread of strange theatricality created by early pop artists like Claes Oldenburg and Red Grooms.

 // Jeremy’s available work //

exhibition history

Roses are Red, or, See what Kitty can do without fighting the war? organized by Liam Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2023

Lemon Art Work, organized by Seymour Polatin // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2023

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

a clearing, organized by Mel Prest // NIAD Main Gallery Exhibition // April 2023

Waking, Breathing, Making! organized by Laura Kamian McDermott // NAID Online Exhibition // February 2023

I Dreamt the Sun Was in My Bed Organized By SF State University’s Fall 2022 Exhibition Design Class // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

NIAD Holiday Gift Guide #1: NIAD is for Animal Lovers ,organized by Dorian Reid // Online Exhibition // November 2022

A Stick In The Snow organized by Joanna and Milo Moyer-Battick // NIAD Online Exhibition // October 2022

Blow Like Magic In Their Face And Vanish organized by James Sterling Pitt // October 2022

Feeling Language, organized by Kate Laster // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // October 2022

Told Through A Line, organized by Risa Lenore // NIAD Online Exhibition // September 2022

Question Mark, organized by Betsy Odom // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2022

I Wanna See All My Friends At Once, organized by Cone Shape Top // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2022

A New Geometry, organized by e bond // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

Color as Energy Field, organized by Chinzalée Sonami // NIAD Online Exhibition // June 2022

Auctionauts // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2022

WIN WIN 10 Live Auction Sneak Preview // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2022

The Art of Disability Culture // Ruth’s Table, San Francisco // February – May 2022

Eternal Idol, organized by Emily Harris // NIAD Online Exhibition // February 2022

WIN WIN 10 Silent Auction Preview Exhibition // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // February 2022

Murmuration, organized by Alisa Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Innersense, ushered by Germán Herrera // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Relics for the Future, curated by Jessica Snow // NIAD Galleries // January 2022

Future History: The Katz Legacy // Christie’s Auction House, San Francisco // December 2021

Stories, organized by B. Wurtz // NIAD Online Exhibition // November 2021

Necesito Más Flores// curated by Maria Radilla NIAD Windows 2020

Through My Eyes// organized By Scott Hewicker and Cliff Hengst NIAD Art Center 2020

A Kind of Movement // organized by Jay Wehnert Portland Art And Learning Studios 2019 

Butterfly, Sugar // organized by Bonanza NIAD Art Center 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner May 2019 

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Talking Heads: Figuration From Northern California Ceramicists // Curated organized by Susan Alexander and NIAD Art Center Museum of Northern California Art (monca) Chico 2018 

It’s Complicated // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center November 2018

Guerneville // organized By Gerasimos Floratos and Ross Simonini NIAD Art Center 2018

The Genre Leaps // organized by Margaret Tedesco NIAD Art Center 2018

Cyrano // organized By Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2018

Indeterminate Space // organized by Anthony Piñata NIAD Art Center 2018

Flying Like A Rock // Public Annex Portland Oregon 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Overloaded: Contemporary Art, Folk Art And Unique Objects // organized By Phil Linhares NIAD Art Center 2016

Jeremy Burleson // NIAD Art Center 2016

Fonds Duvel-Moortgat // organized by MADmusée, Théâtre de Liège, Liège Belgium 2016

Cities In Mind // organized by Kathleen King NIAD Art Center 2016

Variations On a Theme // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2016

Celebrating A Vision: Art & Disability // SFO Terminal Three 2016

Abstract Preferences // organized by Anthony Pinata NIAD Art Center 2016

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

Art Of The Lived Experiment // UICA Grand Rapids Michigan 2015

Absence of Deliberate Silence // organized by Lacey Haslam NIAD Art Center 2015

In Other Wor(l)ds // organized by Block Gallery Inspired Life Chiropractic Oakland 2014

Ebony + Ivory // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2014

Outsider Art // organized by Phil Linhares and OMCA Oakland Airport 2013-14

Where Have All The People Gone? // organized by Amy Miller Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville 2013

Holiday Pop Up Shop And Lounge  // NIAD Art Center 2012

Create // Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley 2011; Canton Gallery, Worcester 2012; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton 2013; Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville 2013; and Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman 2014

corporate and public collections

Clif Bar And Company, Emeryville California

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley California

MADMusée, Belgium


Star 82 Review Issue 10.1, edited by Alisa Golden // March 2022

Nat. Brut: I, Too, Like Purple (May 2017)

Boca Raton Magazine: ‘Create’ Exhibition A Revelatory Experience (2013, July)

San Francisco Chronicle: NIAD Art Center’s Gifts Of Artistic Ability (2012, December)

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Holy Cross Exhibit Displays Works Of Artists With Disabilities(2012, November)

MetroWest Daily News: Utterly Honest Art At Holy Cross In Worcester (2012, October)

Berkeley Patch: Art Without Labels (2011, June)

East Bay Express: Inner-Directed at Berkeley Art Museum(2011, June)

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Create’: Art By The ‘Differently Abled’ At BAM (2011, May)

San Francisco Examiner: Create at the Berkeley Art Museum (2011, May)