Adriana Burgos

Adriana Burgos

Adriana Burgos

  • B.F.A., graphic design, University of Costa Rica, 1993
  • M.F.A., painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1999
First year at SCAD:

"Teaching allows me to share my passion for art and design with students who have chosen a career in these fields. It also pushes me to be a lifelong learner. I find the interaction with students in the classroom enriching and inspiring and have grown as an individual and an artist because of that opportunity."


Solo exhibition at Miami University in Ohio after winning the William and Dorothy Yeck award for the Young Painters Competition in 2000; was invited to the campus as visiting artist for a few days

Awards, recognition and honors

Winner of the William and Dorothy Yeck award (Best of Show), Young American Painters, Miami University, Oxford Ohio; honorary mention, First National Computer Art contest, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica

Publications and presentations

  • The Campus Chronicle, Vol. 3 #4, "Professors offer three sides of the story," by Hannah Pittard, 2003
  • Magazine, Savannah College of Art and Design, Vol. 5, "10,000 Reasons to Paint," by Amy Krissman, Savannah, Georgia, 2001
  • Creative Loafing, Vol. 8, No. 3, "Totems & Trials explores psychology & mystery," by Kathleen Thomas, Savannah Georgia, 2001
  • The Miami University report, "Savannah artist wins first Miami $10,000 Young Painters Competition," Oxford, Ohio, 2000
  • Arts at Miami, "Young Painters Competition Sponsored by William and Dorothy Yeck," Oxford, Ohio, 2000

Previous Positions

Professor of foundations, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia; assistant director of campus printing, Savannah College of Art and Design; intern at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (exhibition design department), Washington, D.C.; freelance graphic designer and illustrator; graphic designer for EXA (Authorized Apple Computers Center).

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 102 Drawing III: Content and Interpretation
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 201 Life Drawing II
  • DRAW 312 Color Drawing