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Artist and teacher, born in Liverpool, who attended Southport College of Art, 1975–6; Leeds Polytechnic, winning a first-class honours degree, 1976–9; and Slade School of Fine Art, 1980–2. Burman worked in a wide range of media, including etchings, cibachrome prints, photo-based works and three-screen video installation with sound track. When her retrospective was held at Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, in 1995 she was said to stand “at the vanguard of politically radical art, occupying a position within discourses around black art and issues of cultural identity, representation and gender”. From 1984 Burman taught widely on a visiting or part-time basis, including Brighton Polytechnic, Central School of Art, Birmingham Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Art and Middlesex University.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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