Phoebe BurNs


Phoebe Burns is a multidisciplinary artist, who resides in her hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. She experiments with different art mediums and art forms to push the possibilities of art. She is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, where she attended for six years. She earned undergraduate degrees in B.S. of Computer Science and a BFA of Digital Art and Photography with Honors. One of her many mentors is the internationally known, award-winning Chip Cooper. Currently, she is being mentored by Cynthia Wagner, another multidisciplinary artist who specializes in photography and mixed media.

 Phoebe's photography uses a heavy amount of symbolism, surrealism and conceptualism.  Her Mixed Media uses figurative abstraction and experimental techniques. These experimentations range from purposefully ripping materials, splattering paint and even burning paper . The ways she has used the mediums have been described as bold and thought provoking due to her original style and ideas. The objective of her art is to create conversation amongst individuals on topics that, she feels, need to be discussed.

Artist Statement

Art is not real. So I don't create art as if it is a physical illusion of the real world. I make art based on human life and emotions. Both of those ideas are very abstract. There is no definite way to depict human life because humans have their own individuality. This individuality does not respond to certain situations and ideas the same way. Human individuality are abstract and conceptual. My art tries to capture this individuality through concepts and experimentation.

I use photography and mixed media to capture concepts in a conceptual and experimental manner in order to communicate a question. I communicate questions rather than answers because I can not answer for others. People come to their own answers through questions. 

  • Solo Exhibition, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL

  • “Creatures, Beasts, and Myths”, Vacant Museum,

  • "Separate Together", Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

  • “80/20”, Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, Huntsville, AL

  • BFA Show, Sella Granata Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "Eyes Closed", Nott Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Second Annual Black History Month Juried Show, Dinah Washington Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "Emerging Artists", Art House 1, Montgomery, AL

  • First Annual Black History Month Juried Show, Dinah Washington Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

Associated Art Communities

Alabama Women's Caucus (ALWCA)

Member Since 2019


Art Finder

Member since 2020


Member since 2020

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