Faculty: Trent Burleson

Biography

Trent Burleson was born in Charlotte, NC in 1952. He was selected to attend the North CarolinaGovernor's School in the summer 1969.  He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with a Bachelor’s degree in Painting and received a Masters Degree in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he began teaching  various painting and drawing classes.  He served as the Chief Critic of the school's European Honors Program in Rome in 1984.  His paintings have been widely exhibited and are part of many private, corporate, and public collections.  A landscape painting by Professor Burleson was used as the cover for the great American writer Raymond Carver’s last book, “Where I am Calling From” in 1988.  The art critic Edward  Sozanski wrote of Burleson’s paintings “he’s able, through light and color, to transform the mundane into the exceptional.”

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

The history, methods, materials, and techniques of Painting.

Trent Burleson

Trent Burleson

Professor
tburleso@risd.edu
401-454-6252

  • BFA, University of the Arts
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

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Courses
  • ILLUS-5252
    COLOR WORKS
  • ILLUS-5200
    DRAWING
  • ILLUS-5250
    DRAWING
  • ILLUS-5215
    LANDSCAPE PAINTING
  • ILLUS-5201
    PAINTING
  • ILLUS-5251
    PAINTING

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Illustration Foreground Image 2
 Jung ah (Violet) Kim, Chalkboard, mixed media
Winner, Society of Illustrators - Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award