Randy Burman

Randy Burman

Miami, FL, United States

About Randy Burman

Born in Baltimore, attended Baltimore Junior College for two years under the tutelage of artist Bennard Pearlman. In 1967, his painting, Underneath the Piano, was exhibited in the juried Baltimore Museum of Art Regional Painting Show. He had his first one-man show at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Campus in 1969. After dropping out of the Maryland Institute of Art, he worked on Baltimore's underground paper, Harry, where he met P.J. O'Rourke, who later, at Randy's request, wrote the script for a graphic story which appeared in the Fells Point Telegraphé - an artists and writers collaborative organized by Randy to support the legal challenge to the Department of Transportation's plan to demolish the working-class, waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point to make way for a leg of I-95. In 1971 with Alan Rose, he created movie titles for fellow Baltimorean, John Waters'Pink Flamingos. And in 1973, again for Female Trouble. He also did occasional stints on special issues with Alan and P.J. for the National Lampoon. He moved to Miami in 1976 and with arts administrator and artist Anna Reville, created a line of silk-screened Christmas cards which sold at local design, art and museum stores. In 1978, he formed R&R Graphics. In the eighties he founded River Studio, and a third partnership, Burman & Perez, in the early 1990s. In 1995 he founded IKON Communication, a Miami graphic design consultancy, primarily creating communications and donor recognition systems for non-profit foundations. In 2008, at 60, he resumed his fine art career.


Baltimore Junior College, Maryland Institute College of Art
Fine Art, Graphic Design

Balto City College (Senior High) '65