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Art and Art History

David Sanchez Burr

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