Born in 1957 – Picton, ON, Canada.  Currently lives and works in Toronto.

As an artist working in photography, Robert Burley has sought to describe and interpret the built environment in which he lives. His work often explores the transition between city and country through projects such as ORD: O’Hare Airfield, Viewing Olmsted, and the Great Lakes. He has also photographed urban spaces and structures through commissioned and self-directed projects that include The New Suburb, Instruments of Faith, House/Home, and The Places of Glenn Gould. Burley’s photographs have been extensively published and exhibited and can be found in numerous museum collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée de l’Elysée, George Eastman Museum, Canadian Centre for Architecture, and Musée Niépce. Books featuring the work of Robert Burley include Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, LeeFriedlander, and Geoffrey James; O’Hare: Airport on the Prairie; and The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era. Robert Burley lives in Toronto with his family and currently is associate professor at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. He is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery.


Represented by:
Stephen Bulger Gallery Toronto


Current Curriculum Vitae
CV-Robert Burley

Canada Council for the Arts