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Art and Art History

David Sanchez Burr

Assistant Professor of Art 


Sculpture, Sound, Mixed Media and Technology 


2009  Masters of Fine Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas           Studio Art with a concentration in New Media

1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University   Concentration in Painting and Printmaking

Courses Taught

ART 343 Video Art
ART 334 Installation Art
ART 233 Sculpture
ART 133 3-D Design Foundations
ART 130 Elements of Design

Recent Exhibition Record


Basin and Range Exhibit, Nevada State College, Henderson Nevada (video and sound) 
Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico (installation)
Tilting the Basin, organized by the Nevada Art Museum Las Vegas, Nevada March (installation)


Basin and Range, Red Mountain Gallery, Truckee Meadows Community College Truckee, California        
DISPATCH, Trolley Barn, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico (sculpture)
Traditions and Trailblazing, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Lakeview Gallery
Fort Worth, Texas (sculpture)
Blam Hot August Nights Blam Gallery, Los Angeles, California (video screening)
Tilting the Basin Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Nevada (interactive installation)
Fortress UAMO Media Art Festival , Munich, Germany (live video broadcast)
Interlude the Wildlite Divide in Asheville, Black Mountain College and Art Center, Asheville North Carolina (performance and sculpture)
Shimmer a Festival of Light, Light Art and Design Gallery Chapel Hill North Carolina (interactive installation)


Riviera Bon Voyage, Blackbird Studios, Las Vegas Nevada (video)
ISEA2015 Disrupt, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (video)
New Acquisitions , The Barrick Museum, Nevada, Las Vegas (video)
Basin And Range Exhibition, Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada (video)
thaumatology Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred University, New York (sound)
(re)Happening Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina (interactive installation)
citizen speak The Neon Museum, Las Vegas Nevada (interactive installation) 
citizen speak The Barrick Museum, University of Las Vegas, Nevada (interactive installation)

Articles about David Sanchez Burr

Dawn-Michelle Baude “Artists take on the Expanse of Basin and Range” Las Vegas Weekly 6/24/2015
Carol Cling “Neon Museum invites families to join ‘citizen speak’” Las Vegas Review Journal, 4-17-2015 
Kristen Peterson “Broadcasting from the Neon Boneyard: Artist David Sanchez Burr Community Radio” Las Vegas Weekly 4-22-2015
Kristen peterson “Following David Sanchez Burr’s Itinerant Radio/Art Experiment’ “Las Vegas Weekly 3-18-2015
Dawn Roe “Dispatches From the B.A.D. > 5 Reasons to Attend {Re}HAPPENING 2015” Asheville Grit 3-25-2015
Kyle Sherard “All together now: {Re}HAPPENING invades Lake Eden” MountainXpress 3-31-2015
Scott Dickensheets “Big Ideas” Desert Companion January 2015 

Awards and Honors

2016 Media Arts Program Asheville North Carolina
2015 Nevada Arts Council Grant 
2015 Media Arts Program Grant
2015 Professional Development Grant
2014 Artist Grant Nevada Arts Council
2014 Professional Development Grant from the Nevada Arts Council
2013 Best Artist in Las Vegas, The Desert Companion
2013 Best Established Las Vegas Artist Las Vegas Weekly Award
2013 Best Exhibition Las Vegas Seven Award
2013 Art Production Fund Award
2013 Jackpot Grant from Nevada Arts Council
2009 Cirque de Soleil Grant
2009 Joan Mitchell Award Nomination
2008 Graduate and Professional Student Association Grant UNLV 
2008-2009 Richard R. & Deborah Ann Roe Scholarship UNLV

Conferences, Discussions and Panels

Maintenance and Decay” Nevada Art Museum, Reno, Nevada 2016
“The Wildlife Divide” SECAC Annual Conference, Roanoke Virginia 2016
Metasonic” Alfred University Alfred, New York (online lecture) 2016
“NOWHERADIO” NMHU Research Conference, Las Vegas New Mexico 2015
“Conversations: Alternative Spaces” Panelist, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas 2013
“P3 Studio” Interview KNPR 88.9 Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark County TV “Beyond Sunrise Mountain” Broadcast Video Interview 2013
“Somebody Kill the Radio” Interview KNPR Las Vegas 88.9 Feb 2012
“n o w h e r e r a d i o” Visiting Artist Lecture Series University of Nevada Las Vegas 2012
Clark County TV “10 x 10” Broadcast Video Interview 2011