David McBurney

David McBurney is an artist of Irish-Vietnamese descent who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Naarm/Melbourne. He holds a Master of Contemporary Art from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Fine Art PhD at Monash University.

McBurney's intricate hand-printed silkscreens are informed by over two decades of experience working as a designer for print. In recent work, he interpolates found landscape images with binary versions of themselves, resulting in new and speculatively layered views. At first glance these images read as naturalistic, however closer examination reveals an invented language of representation which emerges at a point between mechanical process and the poetic traditions of Zen landscape art.
2023 a mountain is once again a mountain, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2021 Lost Truth, Intermission Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
2017 Orientation, George Paton Project Spaces, University of Melbourne
SUBSTRATE 23Tacit Art, Melbourne
Reflections, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
2022 Compact, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne
SUBSTRATE 22, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Editions Print PrizeTacit Art, Melbourne
2021 International Screen Print Exhibition, Megalo Print Studio, Canberra
Talk Dirty, Red Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne
Dimensions, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
Small Mercies, Creative Spaces, Melbourne
2019 After Class - our pick of the graduates, Red Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Whatever Doesn't Works, Assembly Point Vitrines, Melbourne
From Where I Stand, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne