Education

2011PhD, Shadow into Parent Light; Beyond Pembrokeshire, Beyond Landscape.
1987Postgraduate Painting, Slade School of Art, University College London.
1985First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, UWIC, Cardiff.
1982Foundation Studies, UWIC, Cardiff.

Awards

2014Creative Wales Arts Council Major Award to research new materials including ceramics and glass at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland.
2008-09First Artist in Residence, Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery, St Davids.
2007The Richard and Rosemary Wakelin Purchase Award, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.
2005Innovation Award, The Big Draw, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown.
Wales Arts International Funding travel award, Venice Biennale.
2004Wales Arts International to participate in VII Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional das Plasticas, A Solaina Pilono, Galicia, Spain.
2003Welsh Artist of the Year.
2001Arts Council of Wales grant to participate in ‘Different Lights, UKwithNY, Angel Orensanz Arts Centre, New York.
2000Welsh Artist of the Year.
1999University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize.
1998Gold Medal in Fine Art, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bro Ogwr, Bridgend.
1997Friedrich Konekamp award for painting.
1993Gold Medal in Fine Art, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.
1992Welsh Arts Council Travel Scholarship, New York, USA.
1991Artist in Residence Llanfrechfa Grange Mental Health Unit, Cwmbran.
1989Welsh Arts Council Travel Scholorship, Florence, Italy.

Publications

‘Flow & Pulse’, Rosenberg & Co, New York.
Blouin Art. ‘Flow & Pulse’, by Archana Khare-Ghose. Rosenberg & Co.
Artsy. ‘Flow & Pulse’, by Karen Kedmey. Rosenberg & Co.
‘Ooze’, New Ceramic sculptures written by Daniel Allen.
Film by Charlotte Metcalf for Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
‘Gesture | Glimpse | Memory’. Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
‘Glimpse’ Foreword by Mel Gooding, published by Retreats Group.
‘Refractions / Shadows: 7 Artists by Mel Gooding.
‘Into Painting’ The work of Brendan Stuart Burns, 1987-2007. Written by David Alston and Mel Gooding. Published by Seren.
Ysbryd – Spirit Painting Wales, by Norbert Lynton.
‘Certain Welsh Artists’ by Iwan Bala. Published by Seren.
‘Welsh Artists Talking’, interviews by Tony Curtis, published by Seren.
‘Not the Stillness…’ by Dr Peter Wakelin.
‘Imaging Wales’, - Contemporary Art in Context, written by Hugh Adams, published by Seren.
‘Here and Now’, essays written by Iwan Bala, published by Seren.
Farode Vigo, Feature - Vll Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional das Artes Plasticas, A Solaina
Pilono, Galicia, Spain.
‘Imaging the Imagined’, Published by Gomer Press.
‘Mail on Sunday, YOU Magazine’. Written by Brian Sewell.

Public and Private Collections

National Museum and Galleries of Wales.
National Museum and Galleries of Wales, (Derek Williams Collection.)
A Fundacion Casa Museo “A Solaina” de Pilono, Galicia, Spain.
Contemporary Art Society of Wales.
Contemporary Art Society of Britain (Tom Bendhem Bequest).
University of South Wales.
Owen Taylor, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary British Art, Warwick.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Associated Newspapers for Museums Collection.
Leicestershire Education Authority.
Wyn Thomas Gordon Lewis Architects, Cardiff.
South Glamorgan County Council Collection.
Oriel y Parc, St Davids, National Museum Wales & National Parks Authority.
Celtic Manor Hotel & Conference Centre, Newport.
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales.
St German’s Church and Rectory, Cardiff.
Private Collections Australia, China, Dubai, Holland, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Mexico, Monaco, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and The United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Individual Exhibitions

2018Recent Paintings, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. In collaboration with
Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
2016‘Flow & Pulse’, Painting, drawing and ceramic, Rosenberg & Co.
New York.
‘Ooze’, New Ceramics, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff.
2015Gesture | Glimpse | Memory, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
2014‘Pulse’, Oriel Myldan, Cardigan.
2012‘Glimpse’, St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
‘Glimpse’, National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Carmarthenshire.
2011Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
One-man show, Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey.
‘Shimmer’, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen.
2009-10‘Influere’, Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery St Davids. Curation of works from the residence alongside significant inspiration from the collections at National Museum of Art Wales.
2009‘Tidal’, Oriel Clwyd, Mold.
‘New works’, Atrium, University of South Wales Cardiff.
2008Oriel Q Gallery Narberth.
‘Tidal’, Kettering Museum & Art Gallery, Kettering.
‘Liquid Light Series’, Cynon Valley Museum & Art Gallery.
‘In View’, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. Works selected by David Alston from the National Museum of Art Wales permanent collection.
2007New Works, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran.
2006‘Spindrift’, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2005‘Tidal’ Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown.
‘The Taste of Sight’, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2004Price Waterhouse Coopers, Cardiff.
2003‘Not the Stillness…’ Newport Museum and Art Gallery.
‘Not the Stillness…’ Oriel Clwyd, Mold.
‘Not the Stillness…’ selected works, Rhondda Heritage Park.
‘Not the Stillness…’ National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
1999Museum of Modern Art Wales, Mychynlleth.
‘As Well as being…’ National Museum of Art Wales, Turner House Gallery.
1995Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells.
1992Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran.
1991‘The Florentine Experience’, The Powerhouse Gallery, Laugharne.

Group Exhibitions

2019Osborne Samuel Gallery, London Art Fair, Islington, London.
Recent Paintings, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
2018‘A Different Medium’, Rosenberg & Co, New York.
Art New York. Rosenberg & Co New York.
Osborne Samuel Gallery, London Art Fair, Islington, London.
‘Masterpiece’. London. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
‘5 Contemporary Painters’, Rosenberg & Co, New York.
‘Art Miami’. Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
2017Osborne Samuel Gallery, London Art Fair, Islington, London.
Armory Modern, New York. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
Art Miami. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
‘Spring Masters’, New York. Osborne Samuel Gallery, Rosenberg & Co.
‘Masterpiece’. London. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
2016Osborne Samuel Gallery, London Art Fair, Islington, London.
Armory Modern, New York. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
‘Spring Masters’, New York. Osborne Samuel Gallery, Rosenberg & Co.
‘Masterpiece’. London. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
2015Osborne Samuel Gallery, London Art Fair 2015.
The Armory Show, New York. Osborne Samuel Gallery London.
‘Open Books’, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Museum, Hong Kong, China.
‘Spring Masters’, New York. Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
2014Osborne Samuel Gallery, London. 4 Contemporary Artists.
Osborne Samuel Gallery, London Art Fair 2014.
‘Walk-On’ from Richard Long to Janet Cardiff; 40 Years of Art Walking. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. MAC Birmingham, The Atkinson, Southport & Plymouth Museum & City Art Gallery.
‘Masterpiece’. Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
Art Miami. Osborne Samuel Gallery.
‘Open Books’, Canberra, University of New South Wales, Australia.
‘Open Books’, Logan Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
2013New Ground: Landscape Art in Wales since 1970. Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery, St Davids.
Setsuko Hara. Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham.
Gallery Ten, Cardiff.
‘Fuse’ University of South Wales.
‘Walk-On’ from Richard Long to Janet Cardiff; 40 Years of Art Walking. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Sunderland.
Pop and Abstract. National Museum Cardiff.
2012Discerning Eye Exhibition, work selected by Albert Irvin RA. Mall Galleries, London.
National Museum of Art, Wales.
National Eisteddfod of Wales.
2009‘Ffres’ Ysbryd – Spirit Wales, Rhondda Heritage Park Art Gallery.
Welsh Contemporaries, Hay on Wye.
Brook Street Pottery and Gallery, Hay on Wye.
Brendan Stuart Burns and Chris Nurse, Oriel Y Bont, University of Glamorgan.
2008‘Masterpieces of Modern British Art’, Osbourne Samuel Gallery, London
‘Refractions / Shadows: 7 Artists curated by Mel Gooding. Lemon St Gallery, Cornwall.
56 Group Wales, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC.
‘Geir O Gelf’, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
56 Group Wales, The Art Shop Gallery, Abergavenny.
56 Group Wales, Tenby Museum & Art Gallery.
‘Geir O Gelf’, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff.
‘Ffres’ Ysbryd – Spirit Wales, Newport Museum & Art Gallery.
‘All of These Things’ Group 56. Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen.
2007Annual Welsh Contemporaries, Catey Hillier, London.
56 Group Wales, Cynon Valley Museum & Art Gallery.
56 Group Wales, St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
2006Welsh Contemporaries Annual, Wobern Gallery, London.
56 Group Wales, “Celebration of Fifty Years’, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, St David’s Hall Cardiff.
56 Group Wales, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Group Show Oriel 41, Cardiff.
2005Mixed Drawing Exhibition, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Brendan Burns, Richard Cox and Paul Beauchamp, Hugh James Solicitors, Cardiff.
Salem Chapel, ‘The Spirit of the Celts’, The Guardian Hay Festival.
‘Room between our Voices’ Painting / Photography / Poetry. The ‘On Show Gallery’, - BBC Headquarters, Cardiff.
‘Amongst Friends’, 56 Group Wales, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff.
56 Group Wales, Washington Gallery, Penarth.
‘Drawing Out the City’. Bay Art, Cardiff.
West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
56 Group Wales, Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen.
Salem Chapel Arts Trust, Hay on Wye.
2004Welsh Contemporaries Annual, London.
‘Room between our Voices’ Painting / Photography / Poetry. St Donats Art Centre, Vale of Glamorgan.
Welsh Contemporaries Annual, Hay on Wye Festival of Literature & Arts.
‘The Essence of Wales’, St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
Vll Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional das Artes Plasticas, A Solaina, Galicia, Spain.
Painting-Ysbryd / Spirit, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff.
Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
Vll Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional das Artes Plasticas, Museo Municipal‘Ramon Maria Aller’, Lalin, Spain.
56 Group Wales, Oriel Q, Narberth.
‘The Big Fuss’, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff.
2003Welsh Contemporaries Annual, London.
‘Places’, National Museum & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff.
West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
Hay on Wye Festival of Literature and the Arts.
Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, St Davids Hall Cardiff.
Gordon Hepworth Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.
Gordon Hepworth Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, New York.
West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
Oriel Canfas, Cardiff.
Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff.
2002-03‘A Propos’ Ceri Richards, Painting – Ysbryd / Spirit – Wales,
National Museum & Galleries of Wales, Cardiff.
Winter Exhibition, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard.
2002‘Room between our Voices’ Painting / Photography / Poetry. Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd.
‘Room between our Voices’ Painting / Photography / Poetry. Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.
Exhibition of Contemporary Welsh Artists, The Gallery, Juxta Hayward White, Deddington, Oxon.
Painting-Ysbryd / Spirit, Le Salle Aragon, Trelaze, France.
Painting-Ysbryd / Spirit, Le Centre Culturel, Carhaix, France.
Painting-Ysbryd / Spirit, Festival Interceltique de L’Orient, Le Chambre de Commerce Et de L’Industrie, France.
‘Diverse Impressions’, Hill Court Gallery, Abergavenny.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
2001Painting - Ysbryd / Spirit - Wales, The Mall Galleries, London.
Welsh European Office, Brussels.
West Wales Arts Centre. Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
Blackheath Gallery, London.
Woburn Gallery, London.
Painting -Ysbryd / Spirit -Wales, Welsh Delegation, L’Orient Interceltic Festival, France.
'Room between our Voices' Painting / Photography / Poetry. St Donats Art Centre, touring exhibition.
‘Different Lights’. UKwithNY Festival. Angel Orensanz Arts Centre, New York
‘Small Works’, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.
Washington Gallery, Penarth, Christmas exhibition.
2000Oil and Water’. Brendan Burns, Terry Setch and Iwan Parry.
Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff.
Painting - Ysbryd / Spirit - Wales, Y Bont Gallery, University of Glamorgan.
Harlech Biennale, Harlech.
‘A Decade of Gold Medal Winners’, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelli.
‘Welsh Artist’s talking to Tony Curtis’. National Museum & Galleries of Wales.
Washington Gallery, Christmas Show.
1999Art 1999, London Contemporary Art Fair, Gordon Hepworth Fine Art.
The Riverside Studios, London, Welsh Contemporaries.
Washington Gallery, Penarth.
University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize 1999 Exhibition.
‘A Mid Summer Invitation’, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard.
‘Visualize’ Gallery, Cardiff.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Anglesey, North Wales.
‘Reading Images’ curated by Iwan Bala, St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
Painting - Ysbryd / Spirit - Wales, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre, Cwmbran.
Painting - Ysbryd / Spirit - Wales, Oriel Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire.
56 Group Wales ‘New Work’. Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC.
Washington Gallery, Christmas Show.
1998The Riverside Studios, London, Welsh Contemporaries.
Tinto House Gallery, Welsh Contemporaries, Hay-on-Wye.
University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize 1998 Exhibition.
‘Work from Wales’, Chatton Gallery, Northumberland.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bro Ogwr, Bridgend.
‘La Bise’. Model House Gallery, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan.
St. David’s Hall, Eisteddfod Showcase. Cardiff.
Initiated and co-ordinated the publication ‘Painting - Ysbryd / Spirit -Wales’.
Painting - Ysbryd / Spirit - Wales, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC.
‘Landmarks’, National Museum and Galleries of Wales.
Washington Gallery, Penarth.
‘Art in House’. Hampstead, London.
‘Visualize’ Gallery, Cardiff.
Washington Gallery, Penarth.
1997Welsh Contemporaries Exhibition, Oriel Contemporary Art, London.
University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize 1997 Exhibition.
56 Group Wales, 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Worcester City Art Gallery.
National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Derek Williams Collection, New
Purchases showcase at National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala, North Wales.
56 Group Wales, 40th Anniversary Exhibition, St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
1996Welsh Contemporaries Exhibition, Oriel Contemporary Art, London.
‘Art of the Possible’. 56 Group Wales Touring Exhibition.
Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llandeilo.
Turner House Gallery, National Museum and Galleries of Wales, 56 Group.
1995-96WYSIWYG Contemporary Abstract Painting, Touring Exhibition, Aberystwyth and Wrexham.
1995Welsh Contemporaries Exhibition, Oriel Contemporary Art, London.
Elected member of 56 Group Wales.
Two man Show St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
56 Group Wales Exhibition, Old Library, Cardiff.
Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Kilvert Gallery, “Directors Choice”, Hay on Wye, Hereford.
Wales Art Fair, Cardiff.
Two man Show, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff.
1994Art ‘94, The Business Design Centre, Kilvert Gallery, London.
Two man Show, Rhyl Library Museum and Arts Centre, Clwyd.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Neath.
The Kilvert Gallery, Hay on Wye, Hereford.
Two man Show, Agoriad, Mid Glamorgan Centre of Art and Design.
1993St David’s Hall Anniversary Open Competition, Cardiff.
Hay on Wye Festival of Literature and the Arts.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Wales.
Wales Art Fair, Old Library, Cardiff.
Twentieth Century British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London.
The Seven Year Itch, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran.
1992National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Exhibition, Leicester.
The First “Art for Sale”, published with the Guardian Newspaper, Whitleys, London.
The Welsh Gallery, Bond Street, London.
Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
1991The Inaugural Welsh Contemporaries, Red Square Gallery, London.
Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Exhibition, Leicester.
National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bro Delyn.
West Wales Art Fair, Tenby.
Newport Ninety-One, Mercia Fine Art, Newport.
Contemporary Art Society, Smith’s Gallery, London.
Wales Art Fair, The Old Library, Cardiff.
1990Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Exhibition, Leicester.
First Wales Art Fair, Phillips Auctions Room, Cardiff.
1989Three man Show, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff.
Mid Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Contemporary Art Society, Smith’s Gallery, London.
1988Mid Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
‘William Feaver Selection’ - Oriel Gallery, Cardiff.
Contemporary Art Society, Smith’s Gallery, London.
1987Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.
Young Masters YOU Magazine Exhibition, Solomon Gallery, London.
Two man Show, Haverfordwest Library Gallery, Dyfed.
Contemporary Art Society, Smith’s Gallery, London.
Mid Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
1983Viriamu Jones Gallery, UCC Centenary.