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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 residency in Venice, Italy in 2019 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

Select Group Exhibitions

Art | Melanated: "Our Celebration of Stevie Wonder"

Curated by Sol and Jennia Frederique Aponte

Atlanta, GA

February 2024

Valence Projects: "Ours"  

Group Exhibition + installation curated by Josiah at the Andaz West Hollywood

West Hollywood, CA

January 2023

Debbie Allen Dance Academy: "HAWK"

Group exhibition curated by Haley Fonfa in celebration of Vivian Ayer's 100th birthday

Los Angeles, CA

Oct. 2023

Agora Gallery: "The Mind's Eye"

Group exhibition curated by Sabrina Gilbertson

Chelsea, NY

June 2023

Valence Projects: "fever"  

Group Exhibition + installation curated by Josiah at the Andaz West Hollywood

West Hollywood, CA

April 2023

Gallery 90220: "Who She Found in the Looking  Glass"

Group Exhibition curated by Delaney George 

Los Angeles, CA

February 2023

Valence Projects: "BLACK IN EVERY COLOR"

Group exhibition + installation curated by Josiah at the Andaz

West Hollywood, CA

January 2023

Peyton, The Artist: "INTROSPECTION"

Self-curated solo art show

Compton, CA

January 2023

57th Venice Biennale: "May You Live in Interesting Times"

Marist College Student-curated group show at the bi-annual Venice Biennale

Venice, Italy

June 2019

Select Art Fairs

Beverly Hills Art Show: 50th Anniversary

Beverly Hills, CA

May & Oct.  2023

World of Crete: "Select Art" 2023

International group exhibition and art fair curated by World of Crete

Crete, Greece

May 2023

Select Live Painting Performances

35th Anniversary of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County at Paramount Studios

Hosted by Lori Gay, CEO of NHS of Los Angeles County 

Los Angeles, CA

September 2019

Debbie Allen "HERstory" Art Exhibition - Opening Reception

Curated by Haley Fonfa, Resident Curator at D.A.D.A.

March 2023

Los Angeles, CA

57th Venice Biennale: "May You Live in Interesting Times"

Marist College Artist Residency led by sculptor and Professor of Fine Art, Ed Smith

Venice, Italy

June 2019

Select Artists Residencies

Château d'Orquevaux Artists & Writers Residency

Champagne-Ardenne, France

Sept. 2024

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.

Honors

"Diaspora Award": In Recognition of Peyton's contribution to society and beyond through art

Presented by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chad on behalf of the Heart4Health Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

Nov. 2023

Los Angeles, 

Sept. 2023

"City of Compton Proclamation": In Recognition of Peyton's commitment to artistry, culture, and community

"Introspection" Self-curated Solo Exhibition 2023

Compton, CA

"United States Congress Certificate of Recognition": In Recognition of Peyton's artistic contributions

Presented by Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove on behalf of the 37th Congressional District

Jan. 2023

Select Awards

"Best New Artist" Award

Beverly Hills Art Show 2023: 50th Anniversary

Beverly Hills, CA

May 2023

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