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Exhibition Detail
What is a Self-Portrait - Exploring the Many Forms of Self-Portraiture
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

May 14th, 2012 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
, Kenneth BurrisKenneth Burris
© Kenneth Burris
, Kenneth BurrisKenneth Burris, Drawing
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Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Art Students League of New York
figurative, surrealism, self-portrait realism, traditional, modern

Kenneth Burris
What is a Self-Portrait -
Exploring the Many Forms of Self-Portraiture
May 14-18
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students

This workshop will explore the broad range of self-portraiture by looking at the work of old masters, as well as modern and contemporary interpretations. A slide presentation will present how contemporary artists are working in this mode today.  Students should bring examples of self-portraiture by other artists, and will develop the concept or technique of an artist of their choice.  Students will be encouraged to work out of their comfort zone and challenge their understanding and perception of self-portraiture. All media will be accepted (limited to 2-dimensional work).  Students must bring their own references to work from.

Kenneth Burris studied at Columbus College of Art & Design. After completing his formal education, he worked as a commercial billboard artist. In the process of learning the craft of reproducing regular photographs into giant-sized canvases, he became a proficient photorealist painter and developed the discipline necessary to work long focused hours for a project to come to fruition. Mr. Burris later worked independently as an artist on a number of consignments for 3M Media Group, Donrey Outdoor Advertising, The Columbus Crew, and additional projects with mural artist Howie Keck and pop artist Peter Max. Mr. Burris lives and works in New York City, where he maintains his artistic studio in Long Island City, Queens. For more information, visit

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