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Peyton, The Artist

Heavily focusing on unifying ideas within the process of self-examination, Peyton E. Burnett, also known as “Peyton, The Artist”, utilizes her familiarity with the human experience, as well as shared experiences from others, to entice conversations relating to the emotional and spiritual process of growth. She is intentional with how she captures each subject, while often combining different art forms including abstraction, realism, and expressionism. Juxtaposed with each subject, she also often utilizes oil paint, spray paint, gold pigment, and most interestingly 24k Gold foil directly hand-sourced from Venice, Italy. Through this methodology, she believes that the materials used enhance the emotions and personal characteristics of the subjects she captures in her portraits. Peyton’s artistic productions have all been produced following a period of deep introspection, representing the visual embodiment of her unique journey and the journeys of others, as she seeks to display the mental fortitude of humanity in overcoming the physical and spiritual obstacles that we are all presented with in this life. After completing an artist program in Venice, Italy in 2019 through Marist College during its most famed Biennial, and surrounding herself with the works of Renaissance Masters, she returned home and continued working on a new series that she had begun during this program titled, “The Story of Me”. The culmination of this series of ten self-portraits chronologizes her journey towards self-confidence, healing, and maturity of her overall artistic vision.

 

           Born in Los Angeles, California in 1997, Peyton was raised by a creative family composed of entrepreneurs and fine artists that fostered the arts and encouraged her to follow her own path. She began teaching herself how to draw and paint at an early age which evolved into interests in the traditional arts and fashion design. She would ultimately go on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Marist College, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Fashion Merchandising.  Her matriculation through school afforded her opportunities to travel and study abroad, visiting 30 countries within the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe, as well as South and Central America. Those diverse experiences also blessed her with many opportunities to exhibit her work, most notably showing in a student-organized group exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale. Now, she currently resides in her hometown of Los Angeles where she actively produces and exhibits work full-time as an artist. Through her own platform “THE CODE STUDIOS”, as well as her own artistic vision as Peyton, The Artist, she seeks to collaborate with others as well and empower Black people through the use of visual art. In doing so, she intends to provide an immersive atmosphere for individuals of all skill sets and backgrounds, providing community, in hopes that her unique avant-garde style inspires others.

- Written by Kyrie Blackman and Peyton, The Artist

 

PEYTON “THE ARTIST” BURNETT (b. 1997, Los Angeles)

Painter

Email: info@peytontheartist.com
Website: peytontheartist.com

 

Education

(2016-2020) – Marist College. BFA. Studio Arts. Concentration: Painting, Minor: Fashion Merchandising

 

Group Exhibitions

2024 – (Upcoming) Orange County Center for Contemporary Art “2% - A Celebration of Black Artistry” (Orange County, CA)

2024 - Debbie Allen Dance Academy “HERstory” (Los Angeles, CA)

2024 - Art | Melanated "Our Celebration of Stevie Wonder" (Atlanta, GA)

2024 - Valence Projects "Ours" (West Hollywood, CA)

2023 - Debbie Allen Dance Academy "HAWK" (Los Angeles, CA)

2023 - Agora Gallery "The Mind's Eye" (Chelsea, NY)

2023 - Valence Projects "fever" (West Hollywood, CA)

2023 - Gallery 90220 "Who She Found in the Looking Glass" (Los Angeles, CA)

2023 - Valence Projects "BLACK IN EVERY COLOR" (West Hollywood, CA)

2020 - Marist College “Senior Shift: Go Big from Home” (Virtual Exhibition)

2019 - Marist College at the 57th Venice Biennale "May You Live in Interesting Times"

Venice, Italy (Venice, IT)

Art Fairs

2023 - World of Crete: "Select Art" (Crete, GR)

2023 - Beverly Hills Art Show (Beverly Hills, CA)

 

Awards

2023 - Beverly Hills Art Show "Best New Artist" Award (Beverly Hills, CA)

 

Honors

2023 - Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chad "Diaspora Award” (Los Angeles, CA)

2023 - Mayor Sharif "City of Compton Proclamation and Honor (Compton, CA)

 

Artist Residencies

2024 – (Upcoming) Château d'Orquevaux Artists & Writers Residency (Champagne-Ardenne, France)

2019 – Marist College Biennale Artist Program “57th Venice Biennale: "May You Live in Interesting Times" (Venice, Italy)

Publications

Bossip.com

Atlanta Journal - Constitution 1

Atlanta Journal - Constitution 2

Agora Gallery - 2023

Essence Magazine - 2023

Because of Them We Can - 2023

Marist College’s “For the Record” 

Black Design Collective - 2020

Voyage LA magazine - 2019

Cover Letter

Artist Statement

Peyton's artwork focuses on the theme of introspection, and she uses the experiences of others as well as her own to dive deeper into the mental, emotional, and spiritual processes of growth, aka the human experience. She likes to combine styles such as realism, abstraction, and expressionism in her paintings. Gold pigment, oil paint, 24k gold foil hand-sourced from Venice, Italy, and spray paint are some of the materials that she uses to enhance the characteristics and emotions of the subjects portrayed in her portraits.

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