Adrian L. Burrell

Adrian L. Burrell is an artist based in Oakland, CA who uses photography, film, and site-specific installation to invite moments where collective storytelling can be a site for rememory – used as much for healing as for stretching towards the not-yet-imagined. He won the 2019 S.F. Camerawork Juror’s Choice Award and is a 2021-22 YBCA Creative Cohort fellow. He has lived and worked on four continents and has exhibited in spaces as varied as the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, Photoville in New York City, Pop-Up Magazine, The New Yorker, and SFMOMA, where his work was acquired for the permanent collection. Adrian is a visiting artist with Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the arts and SFFILM Resident. A United States Marine Corps veteran, Adrian earned a BFA in film from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Stanford’s Department of Art & ArtHistory, where he currently lectures.