Mick Burson

Born: 1990, Waco, TX

Biography and Information

Mick Burson (b. 1990) is a multimedia artist who combines painting, sculpture, printmaking, and installations to create playful abstract works. His work is informed by his nomadic life style. He paints a subject repeatedly in an attempt to find personal meaning. Horses symbolize freedom. Trucks simultaneously represent the act of transporting and creating art. Houses and matchboxes are paired together, alluding to instability. Much of his work is made with found materials and objects. 

Mick Burson has created public art murals all over the world, including a commissioned work on the back exterior wall of Richard Levy Gallery. In 2018, Burson painted the largest mural in New Mexico to date on Keshet Dance Center in Albuquerque. His work is in the permanent collections of the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, the Navasota Public Library, TX, and the University of New Mexico, among others. The artist is originally from Waco, TX and earned his Master of Fine Arts at UNM.

Each found object sculpture holds a very specific geographical location, date, and time for me, though ultimately they are made in a mindless manner which gives them a voice of their own. I made these objects with the freedom of creativity, with the freedom that they would not necessarily be shown to the public. —Mick Burson

MFA, studio art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

BFA, studio art, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Solo Exhibitions
Railrodeo, Collab projects, Austin, NM

May I please ride your horse, Lasso Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Five reasons to stay in one place, Cultivate 712, Waco, TX
Trein Air, Broadway, Spokane, WA

Wend, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

The Importance of Packing a Lunch, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

What The Color Blue Sounds Like, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
The Idea of, Brazos Valley Arts Council, Bryan, TX
BLRRR, Winning, Albuquerque, NM

Milk, Ingham Chapman Gallery, Gallup, NM

Should Have Been A Cowboy, Mclennan Community College, Waco TX
Sead Gallery, Kismet, Bryan, TX

Group Exhibitions
Painting Scenarios: Mick Burson and Terri Rolland, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 
neü folk, Revolt Gallery, Taos, NM

Chromatic Aberrations, Title Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Made in ABQ, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Waco Hayride, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX,

Made of Shapes, Mis en Place Gallery, Oakland, CA
MAP, Next Gallery, Denver, CO

Glenn Downing V.S. Mick Burson One Night Wrestling Event., John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Hayride, The Louis Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX

After the Circus, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
Here Now, Leisure, Denver, CO

At First Sight, CFA, Albuquerque, NM

Art in the Metroplex, Ft.Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX
2nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Art-space 111, Ft. Worth, TX

1st Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Art-space 111, Ft. Worth, TX
Frame Gallery, Bryan TX
Hot and Sweaty, 500x, Dallas, TX
Voertmans Student Exhibition, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Mise-en-Scene, Corra Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
Lunacy, White Space Gallery, Dallas, TX

Murals and Events
35 Denton, Denton, TX
A Creative Art Studio, Denton, TX
Budco Farms, Spokane, WA

City of Clifton, Clifton, TX
City of Waco, Waco, TX
Dr. Pepper Musuem, Waco Tx
Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
Keep Denton Beautiful, Denton, TX
Keshet Dance Company, Albuquerque, NM
Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM
Next Door Gallery, Denver, CO
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
UNM Art Building, Albuquerque, NM
Walls Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
Waco Cultural Arts Festival, Waco, TX


City of Albuquerque
Facebook Private Collection
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection
Polsinelli Corporate Art Collection, Houston, TX
Navasota Public Library, Navasota, TX
UNM Gallup, Gallup NM

Keep Denton Beautiful, Public Art Grant from the city of Denton

Keep Denton Beautiful. Public Art Grant from the city of Denton

Brazos Valley Arts council, Artist in Residence, Navasota, TX

54th Annual Voertmans Student Competition. Scholarship recipient

Emerging Texas artist scholarship recipient

Wes Brown and Todd Pierson, Ep. 159 Mick Burson, Tenet Podcast, June 1

Wesley Pulkka, Blurring the lines: Artist jumps between many mediums in solo show, Albuquerque Journal, November 10th
Clarke Condé, MISSING YOU, Mick Burson’s “Letter Writing Station”, Alibi, October 31

Art and Life with Mick Burson, Voyage Dallas, May 2

New Public Arts Mural at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center by Artist Mick Burson, discoverdenton.com. March 9

Matt Wood, Denton Artist Changed Tracks from Tagging Trains to Making Murals, Dallas Observer, June 11

J.B. Smith, Former graffiti artist keeps it legal for Austin Avenue mural, Waco Tribune-Herald, September 24

Artist Interview: Mick Burson, wedentondoit.com, April 16

Press Release
2023 Painting Scenarios at Richard Levy Gallery

2021 Made in ABQ at Richard Levy Gallery

2019 Wend at Richard Levy Gallery

2018 The importance of packing a lunch at Richard Levy Gallery

2017 What the color blue sounds like at Richard Levy Gallery