ARTIST STATEMENT "My visual interpretations are meant to be simple but emotional images that convey a feeling of calmness and serenity. The play of light on landscape and details in nature excites me to no end."
NIOBE BURDEN is a visual artist who spends her time between Lake Tahoe, California and Munich, Germany capturing unique perspectives of light on landscape.
Primarily self- taught, she has supplemented her practice with commercial studio and location assisting, set preparation and styling, custom lab photo printing, and professional workshops and lectures. She holds a BS in Business from the University of Maine where she grew up.
The compelling beauty of the places she has lived has captivated her since she was young. Growing up on the coast of Maine. she later took advantage of traveling on a shoe string budget to many aesthetically beautiful and culturally rich places in the world. In 1998 she moved to Lake Tahoe, California and since has been sought for her instructional style. She learned, to be a successful artist, you need to be business smart, listen carefully to your clients, and be able to interpret their needs creatively and effectively. She believes finding your true niche equates to doing what you’re most passionate about.
Following her husband's employment moves, she had the opportunity to live in Sydney, Australia for two years and now in Europe which has rekindled her passion to create new collections of work covering her travels throughout the world. She will instruct and lead photo tours in the Munich, Germany area for the next couple years.
Saatchi, Saatchi Drum • Tonopalo Resort • Ritz Carlton Highlands • Hannah & Associates • Sandbox Design • Blase Design • DiNallo Design • Tahoe Quarterly • Smith & Jones • Golfstar Media • Walton Design * Fuji Photo Film USA * Patagonia * The Kauffman Foundation * Womens Wilderness Institute • Tahoe Trips & Trails * Various Private Collectors
Awards – Recognition
2008 - International Photography Awards, Fine Art Landscape, Honorable Mention
2006 – International Photography Awards – Commercial Ad, Honorable Mention
2004 – International Photography Awards , Landscape, Honorable Mention
1995, 1996, 1997 – Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Fuji Photo Film USA
Exhibits and Installations
2011- present - Exhibited at and Represented by Art Obsessions Gallery, Truckee, California
Public Art Installations - 2011, Detours Tahoe City
2014, Metro Gallery, Reno Nevada City Hall
Permanent Installations in Tahoe area - Odette Mortgage offices, Incline Village Community Hospital, the Discovery Ctr of Tonopalo Resort,
2007-2011 – Juried, “Art of Seeing” Alcove Books
2004 – Selected for Tahoe Quarterly Photo Annual
2008 – Self published Coffee Table Photography Book -“On Waters Edge”