Agnes Burris is an artist currently living and working in Columbus, OH. Originally from rural Mississippi, Agnes studied anthropology and art at Columbia University in NY, NY. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Anthropology from Mississippi State University in 2006. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally.
Her practice is based in the painting tradition and continually seeks to reference, challenge, and reinterpret this tradition. Coming from an academic background in anthropology and archaeology, she is intrigued by the mechanics of meaning. Paintings as cultural objects acquire meaning from a myriad of contexts such as art history, form, process, intent, etc . . . Meaning inexorably evolves over time as the object interacts with other artifacts in culturally charged spaces such as galleries, museums, studios, and homes. Art making as social action marks the multiple pathways of adaptive systems by exploring the entanglements of the art/eco/culture complex.