Ainsley Burrows (b. 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica; based in Brooklyn, NY and Baltimore, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores untold stories and unspoken emotions. He is a poet, musician, and performer, as well as a painter, and his different creative pursuits influence each other. Raised in Kingston, Jamaica and Brooklyn, NY, Burrows paints with his upbringing in the foreground, referencing the many lessons and stories, historical figures and events, and movements and diasporas that have shaped his perspective. He is pulled more often to paint abstract works, but expresses himself through figurative painting as well.
Burrows has upcoming solo exhibitions at SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY; KIRPA Auction House, online; Rush Arts, Philadelphia, PA; The Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. He is participating in upcoming group exhibitions at Community College of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; Spillman-Blackwell Fine Art, New Orleans, LA; and 11:Eleven Gallery, Washington, DC. His work is included in several private collections including those of Hill Harper, Jeffrey Wright, Wayee Chu, Lisane Basquiat, Jeanine and Herve Heriveaux, and Andre and Joia Perry.