Adriana Burgos

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

"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."

Adriana Burgos | Foundation studies professor

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

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).

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