Currently a 2014 MFA candidate in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brenda L. Burmeister is a reluctant conceptual artist, devout experimental film/video maker, but above all, an avid metaphor maker. As a single mother of three, her work often is preoccupied by ordinary drama, mothering, and spilled milk (figuratively, literally, and even conceptually), but always strives toward documenting the personal in a universal way, often with a performative feature. For over ten years, she home-schooled her three children and professionally taught art to the young and the young at heart,including co-founding the Zoetica Project, a workshop-based women’s organization designed to empower mothers through art making to fulfill their life dreams.
Brenda L. Burmeister is a fourth generation Texas native. She may not drive a big truck, have big hair, or own a big gun, but she definitely has big spirit and big dreams, making life with her three kiddos (and their own big spirits and ginormous dreams) an adventure all the way.