Born in Waikerie, Australia, 1974 Lives and works in Los Angeles.
1992-1995 Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Australia
2000-2003 Master of Fine Arts, Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena, California
2015 Scenes, Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, California.
2013 Audition, Nye+Brown, los Angeles, California.
2011 Last night you…, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, California.
2008 Christopher, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin.
2007/08 Kathryn, Magrorocca Gallery, Milan
2007 Rebecca, I-20 Gallery, New York
2006 Melissa and Robert, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney
2006 Rebecca, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles
2004 Christopher I-20 Gallery, New York.
2003 Christopher, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles.
1999 Robert has also lost interest in his garden, Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, Adelaide.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 A Triple Tour, Collection Pinault, Conciergerie National Monument, Paris, France
2013 Inside This Human Clay, Curated by Jan Tumlir and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, LTD Los Angeles
2008 All That Heaven Allows, Boneli Contemporary, Los Angeles
2005 Kindle and Swag, University of South Australia Art Museum, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2004 The Uncanny, Curated by Mike Kelley. The Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; MUMOK, Vienna, Austria,
2003 New York Calling, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, New York
2001-2 Morbid Curiosity, Acme Gallery, Los Angeles and I-20, New York
2001 The National Scupture Award, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
2001 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria.
1999 Moet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation Touring Exhibition, State Galleries of: South Australia; New South Wales; Victoria; Queensland, National Gallery Canberra.
1998 Procrustean Bed, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
George Meirod, Kristian Burford: “Audition” at Nye+Brown , art ltd. Jan 2014
Edward Goldman, Mysterious, Unsettling and, Well, Quite Disturbing Art Talk, KCRW/Huffington Post, Oct 29, 2013
Sharon Mizota, Kristian Burford smartly envisions a nightmare situation, Los Angeles Times Oct 17 2013
Aimee Walleston. 'Kristian Burford, The Last Artist' , The Last Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue #01
Jan Tumlir. "Kristian Burford / Rebecca", Artforum May,2007 XLV No.9 pag.371-372
Melissa Matiussi. "Una scultura, una istallazione che è come un rebus", Exibart November 29,2007
Chiara Costa. "Istallazione, seminario per detective d’arte", Arte Mondadori November,2007 pag. 146 -150
Mario Gazzola. "Ecco cosa fa Katryna, si fa spiare", Posthuman.it profezie e arte post-umana November 16, 2007
Myers, Holly. "Rebecca creates a frozen tableau", Los Angeles Times May 26,2006
Lubbock, Tom. “Kelley’s weird heroes” The Independent Review March 2, 2004
Joignot, Frederic. “35 C purquoi sommes-nous tout le temps en chaleur?” Blast, June 2004, pp46-50.
Johnson, Ken. Art Guide. New York Times, January 23, 2004
Schambelan, Elizabeth. Review and Talk Back. Artforum.com December 26, 2003
Johnson, Ken. "Morbid Curiosity", Art in Review. New York Times, April 19, 2002
Tumlir, Jan. "Morbid Curiosity", Art and Text, 2002
Bilske, Maria. 'Dispatches', Sculpture Magazine, September, 2001 Vol. 20 No. 7, p85.
EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS
Darrieussecq, Marie and Grillet, Thierry. A Triple Tour: Collection Pinault, Editions Du Patrimoine Paris 2013
Art&Australia ed's. Current: Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand. 2008
Valdez, Sarah. Curve: The Female Nude Now. Universe Press, New York 2003
Kelley, Mike. The Uncanny. Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, Germany, 2004
Tumlir, Jan. Morbid Curiosity, I-20 Gallery, New York, 2003
National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, 2001
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, 2001, Werribee Park, Australia, 2001
Moet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation Touring Exhibition
Collection Pinault, France
MEFIC Collection, Spain
Samstag collection, Australia