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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Virginia Burroughs

Home 115 Celina St. County: Mercer
CELINA Ohio 45822 United States
Home Phone: 419-586-1884


Virginia Burroughs, native of Dayton, OH, lives in Celina, OH (since 2010)

Studied at the School of the Dayton Art Institute, 1964-67 (studied under Ray Must, Dave Heath, Jay Milder, etc), BFA, University of Dayton, 1972; Master of Humanities, Wright State University, 1988; Teacher certification, UD 1988; 10 years Art Educators Forum at SCAD, Savannah, GA.

Taught Drawing Materials & Techniques, Art Appreciation at Sinclair Community College & Wright State University, and various visual arts/photography/video courses and workshops in Dayton Public Schools and community arts programs. Arts Magnet Coordinator and video/Humanities/creative writing instructor at Colonel White High School for the Arts, Dayton, OH; teacher/coordinator of Dayton Public Schools’ Museum Program; taught graduate classes at University of Dayton in Art Education; retired from teaching 2010.

Solo shows at UD, WSU Experimental Gallery main campus and WSU Lake Campus, Arts Place (St Marys), Bears Mill (Greenville), and DVAC Short Show.

Numerous group shows in Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati and around Ohio, Chicago, NYC (MOMA, Committed to Print, 1988), CA, AK.

Photographs included in permanent collection DAI, artist book purchased for art books collection of Cincinnati Public Library, included in numerous private collections.

I’m a long-time member of the Dayton Contemporary (formerly DVAC), and, since moving to Celina also Wassenberg Art Center (Van Wert, OH), ArtsPlace (St. Marys, OH)



Artist Statement

   Although I’m best known for photography, I also draw (included in WSU Drawing From Perception, 2002 and 2018), and include drawing, painting, mixed media in my photography (or photography in my drawing), and produce an artist’s book every few years. In this series, I’ve sewn and added mixed media onto photos that I printed on art paper.


I enjoy experimentation in all media, have sewn and added materials on photographs and drawings – too much experimentation to list.