About Robert Burley

Robert Burley at former Kodak Canada site, Toronto             Photograph by Michael Mitchell 2012

As an artist working in photography, Robert Burley has sought to describe and interpret the built environment in which he lives. His work often explores the transition between city and country through projects such as ORD: O’Hare Airfield, Viewing Olmsted, and the Great Lakes. He has also photographed urban spaces and structures through commissioned and self-directed projects that include Instruments of Faith, House / Home, and The Places of Glenn Gould. Burley’s photographs have been extensively published and exhibited, and can be found in numerous museum collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée de l’Elysée, George Eastman House–International Museum of Photography and Film, Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Books featuring the work of Robert Burley include Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander and Geoffrey James; O’Hare: Airport on the Prairie; and The Death of Photography: Robert Burley, Michel Campeau and Alison Rossiter. Burley has lectured about his work through the Rouse Visiting Artist Program at Harvard University and the Senior Mellon Fellowship Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Robert Burley currently lives in Toronto with his family and teaches at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.

For more information about Robert Burley see: www.robertburley.com

For information about Robert Burley’s work contact the Stephen Bulger Gallery

Contact Robert Burley at: robert@robertburley.com