Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino-American artist and educator. Burzon received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College where he studied studio art and music. He received his Master of Fine Art degree from Indiana University's School of Art + Design. There, he further developed his work and was a performing member of the African American Dance Company where he flourished in a collaborative performance outlet. His research blossomed interests in the role of performance in the art studio, art’s role in social identities, cultural narratives and archival gaps.

His works has been exhibited all over the country and abroad including Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Portland, Washington D.C., India, New Zealand and China. His work is a part of several permanent collections including The Kinsey Institute and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He’s presented his work at several conventions including the Society of Photographic Educations regional and national conferences as well as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Burzon continues to push his work with inspirations from the past, recontextualized naratives and religious imagery, paired with the never-ending stimulation and inspiration from the LGBTQ+ community.

Selected Works

Current/Recent Exhibitions

Identity: Identify

Grunwald Gallery of Art
September 9–November 12, 2022
Bloomington, IN

5th Annual DeHaan Artists of Distinction Exhibition

Gallery 924, Indy Arts Council
August 2–September 22, 2022
Indianapolis, IN

Recent Publications

Indianapolis Monthly: My Look

Katie Marple, December 2022

Pattern Magazine: The Pride Issue

Vol. 21; pp. 18–19

Noli Me Tangere: Exhibition Catalog

Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse University, 2022

Related Links

Filipino American Artist Directory

Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective


Center for Art + Thought Novio, Eunice Barbara. 2017."For this gay photographic artist, art is for love's sake." Bernabe, Jan Christian. 2018. "Kelvin Burzon Queers the Midwest, Catholicism, and Jose Rizal"

Strange Fire Collective Soldi, Rafael. 2018. "Q&A: Kelvin Burzon"

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