About Gerry Burnett

I’m just a wandering minstrel in the key of life.
I enjoy any kind of aural or visual stimulus that helps me live in a zen-like state.
Bio
I’ve had the good fortune to work on a variety of diverse projects, either on my own, or with others.

I’m always looking for new ideas, new thinking, and different processes to push my creativity.

When a koan knocks on your door, answer it.
Selected Exhibitions
2015
Pairings: Collaborative Works, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA. Jurors: Susan Cornelis and Suzanne Edminster. Collaboration with S. Kay Burnett. Featured in promotional material.
Selected Performances
2006
Reflections, Jeremy Joan Hewes one-person show, RiskPress Gallery, West Hollywood, CA. Performed original music at artist opening.
Canadian Football League Grey Cup Pregame Event, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Electronic Percussion and Interactive Animation performance.
2019
Emails From Paris, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA. February 1 - March 31, 2019. Collaborated with S. Kay Burnett on encaustic sculptures.
2017
Phantom Project 7, POP-UP Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA. Jurors: Larry Le Brane, Joanne Ruggles, and Peter Charles. Collaboration with S. Kay Burnett.
 
Present Tense: A Collaborative Artists' Book Project, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA. Page in book designed and hand-bound by Lisa Occhipinti.
1995
Film Credits
1984-87
Housecats, a four minute animation by cartoonist Peg McClure. Composed music and designed sound effects. Film won 28 awards from 9 countries, including:
  • ​"Student Academy Award" - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - 1986
  • "Best Sound Recording" - Eighth International Youth Festival, Cork, Ireland - 1987
  • "Cine Eagle" - Award of Excellence
  • "FOCUS" - Best Animation
  • "Bronze Kanga" - Victorian Film Festival (Australia)
Publications and Teaching
Related Publications as Author
2019
A Gargoyle in Paris. A children’s picture book illustrated with encaustic sculptures. Coauthor and illustrator. January 2019.
2018
Emails From Paris. A digital memoir/art book that includes over thirty encaustic illustrations. Contributor (emails and two illustrations). Available on Apple Books. November 2018.
1988
Musical Instruments Sound Resource Library 1 and Sound Effects Sound Resource Library 1. Publisher, sound production, and programmer.
A Country Christmas. B&B Soundworks. Interactive HyperCard-based story for children. Publisher, sound production, programmer, and animator.
Related Teaching
1994
Live Electronic Percussion in Multi-Media Performance. CSU Summer Arts Program. Humboldt State University. Arcata. CA. Guest speaker and technical advisor.
1991
Intro to Interactive Multimedia. Stanford Communications Workshop. Palo Alto. CA. Co-taught with S. Kay Burnett.
1990
Future Fiction. CSU Summer Arts Program. Humboldt State University. Arcata. CA. Guest Artist. Co-instructor for in-residence immersive course focused on combining word, image, and sound to develop digital fiction.
1988-90
Multimedia courses. San Jose State University. San Jose. CA. Assisted with classes focusing on creative writing for HyperMedia/Multimedia.
1988
Future Fiction. CSU Summer Arts Program. Humboldt State University. Arcata. CA. Guest Speaker. Topic: What it takes to be a digital publisher.

Portfolio

  1. Cubist Guitar
  2. Labels
  3. Shroud of Bernie
  4. Alignment
  5. Near the Sunrise
  6. On the Beat Daddio
  7. Unusual Points
  8. Egg of Truth
  9. Unfinished