2019 exhibit 3 artist
Jon Burris is a native Oklahoman who has been active in the Oklahoma City arts scene since the early 1970s. Professionally he has had a career as both a working photographer and a fine art curator functioning for clients locally and internationally. He served as Director of Photography for the National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center, Director of the Robert A. Hefner III Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art, Curator of the Christian K. Keesee Collection of Russian Art, Director of the Brett Weston Archive and Curator of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) collection.
I have been extremely fortunate to have watched the appreciation of photography as a fine art medium develop since the mid-1970’s. In my duel capacity as a photographer and a curator I have been able to work with many artists that I admire and respect, each influencing me in different ways. I have moved from analog to digital photography appreciating the differences in each process. With the same regard I have witnessed styles and trends change from decade to decade. At this stage in my life, the satisfaction for me is being able to personally exhibit my photographs as my own art.