Greg Mason Burns

rEvolution: My First Museum Exhibit

rEvolution exhibit at Museu Guido Viaro

Brochure for the exhibit rEvolution. Design by Paulo Negri Filho

These past few years have been a real struggle. I guess I knew what I was getting into when I left my comfy job in the healthcare finance world, but I didn’t know just how challenging the early years would be. In fact, I’m not out of the water yet, but next week marks the beginning of the next step forward. Of course, I hope there are many more steps like this in the years to come. From healthcare finance to a museum exhibit in just a couple of years, that’s what I call progress.

I will be exhibiting at the Guido Viaro Museum in Curitiba, Brasil. This museum is dedicated to the work of the Brazilian artist Guido Viaro, who was one of Brasil’s more important painters of the early-to-mid 1900s. It also hosts many exhibits for regional artists while its permanent collection has many works from artists from the state of ParanĂ , which is in the south of Brazil. As a part of this exhibit, one of my works will also become a part of the permanent collection.

Of course this is an exciting moment for me, and I’m really happy to be taking this next step. I have a lot of work still to do to improve my skills as a visual artist, but this is an important first step. Please wish me luck. I hope this carries forward well into the future. Fingers are crossed it won’t be my last museum exhibit.

rEvolution opesn April 23 at 7:30pm.

Greg (April 2014)