Edward Burtynsky /   Edward Burtynsky

Canada 1955



Edward Burtynsky
Edward Burtynsky
June 1, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

There are truly a myriad of different creatures that share the space of our planet; from tiniest to enormous, brightest in color to invisible to the eye, some are so humble that they are yet to be discovered by humanity. We, however, have left our mark both on other species and the land itself, for better or for worse. Exploring these direct effects on the natural landscape as a product of our endeavors, Edward Burtynsky uses photography to capture visually stunning, yet sometimes disturbing depictions of reality and (dis)balance between man and nature.

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Edward Burtynsky – Bao Steel #8, 2005

Visual Balance of Edward Burtynsky

To picture man separated from nature would be a difficult task for any mind, and for a good reason: we are and always have been a part of it, with our needs coinciding with what the nature offers. Building his photographic practice upon exploring this relationship, Edward Burtynsky’s works beg the question whether we’ve been taking more than we should have, not giving back enough and thus magnifying the line that separates us. Showing an obvious interest in the matter as well as a keen eye for angle, color, and scene, Burtynsky’s photographs will hardly leave you indifferent.

In his quest to depict the remnants of man’s hand in natural environments, Burtynsky has used a variety of settings and themes: from the abandoned quarries and mines, over the shipwrecks left for breaking, to the oil fueling both the industrial advancement and ecological dissolution. Whether innocent or dreadful, the narrative of his photographs unmistakably sparks emotion and thought, actively thinning the line between individuals and nature.

Innocent or dreadful, the narrative of Burtynsky’s photographs unmistakably sparks emotion and thought

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Edward Burtynsky – Shipbreaking #17, 2000

Bringing Ideas Together

Burtynsky’s visually compelling works have been followed up with numerous lectures, exhibitions, publications and awards. Displayed in over sixty museums, his photos brought him great critical acclaim, making him one of the most respected and renowned Canadian photographers. Nurturing the craft as well as planting seeds for new ideas within the art field, he’s founded Toronto Image Works equipped with a number of facilities, including a darkroom rental facility, custom photo laboratory, digital imaging and new media computer-training center. Bringing ideas together not only within the community of Toronto but wider, Burtynsky has held a number of lectures worldwide regarding the art of photography.

Edward Burtynsky brings photography-related ideas together within the community of Toronto and wider

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Edward Burtynsky – Xiluodu Dam #1, 2012

Averting Attention

Finding undeniable aesthetic beauty amongst both past and present interactions between humanity and the environment, Edward Burtynsky presents photos that grip the view between visual allure and an often distressful narrative. Averting attention to the long-term effects of our ventures on the world as a whole, the artist emphasizes the unity that exists between the two elements and the necessity for balance that has to be preserved. With man’s endless desire for industrial progress ensuring future meddling with nature, Burtynsky’s work is surely far from over, and with the tension between the visual charm of the photo and reality it represents felt in every piece, we can but anxiously await his newest set of brilliant works.

The artist is represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery, both in New York.

Featured image: Edward Burtynsky – portrait, Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, India, 2010, photo credits Jim Panou
All other photos courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Hydro-Logic, IDEA SpaceColorado Springs, Colorado, USAGroup
2016Gyre: The Plastic OceanSan Jose State University Thompson Gallery, San Jose, California, USAGroup
2016Sublime. The Tremors of the WorldPompidou Centre, Metz, FranceGroup
2016Houston Fotofest Biennial 2016: Changing Circumstances, Looking at the Future of the PlanetEdward Burtynsky (featured exhibition), The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, Texas, USASolo
2016Edward Burtynsky: WaterPhoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USASolo
2016Edward Burtynsky: WaterChrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, USASolo
2016The 4 Elements: WaterMuseum of Breadculture, Ulm, GermanyGroup
2016Burtynsky: Photographs From WaterBorusan Contemporary, Istanbul, TurkeySolo
2016Agua ShockSala Municipal de Exposiciones, San Benito, Valladolid, SpainSolo
2015Art/Act: Edward BurtynskyDavid Brower Center, Berkeley, CaliforniaSolo
2015Gyre: The Plastic OceanDavid J. Sencer CDC Museum, AtlantaGroup
2015Edward Burtynsky: Acqua ShockExpo Milano, Palazzo Ragione, Milan, ItalySolo
2015Gyre: The Plastic OceanUniversity of Southern California Fisher Museum of Art, Los AngelesGroup
2015Burtynsky: The Industrial SublimeMulvane Museum of Art, Washburn University, Topeka, KansasSolo
2015Hybridity: The New Frontier21C Museum Hotel, LouisvilleGroup
2015The Photographs of Edward BurtynskyDomaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire, FranceSolo
2015The Force of RuinPalazzo Altemps, Rome, ItalyGroup
2015The Industrial Sublime: Edward BurtynskyFruitlands Museum, DevensSolo
2015Foto/IndustriaMast Foundation, Bologna, ItalyGroup
2015Edward Burtynsky: Nature TransformedVon Lintel Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2015Seeing the ElephantSeeing (MassArt), BostonGroup
2015Water’s EdgePanamania, Union Station, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2015Industria, Oggi / Industry NowMAST, Bologna, ItalyGroup
2015Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects UsPalazzo Grimani, Venice Biennale, ItalyGroup
2015Vita Vitale, Azerbaijan PavillionVenice Biennale, ItalyGroup
2015Dawn to Dusk: Unsettled, Unravelled, UnrealOtis College of Art and Design, Los AngelesGroup
2015Views from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, IntervalsSurry Art Gallery, CanadaGroup
2015Arts & Foods: Rituals Since 1851Triennial di Milano, Milan, ItalyGroup
2015A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily CarrKelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, CanadaGroup
2015Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of BeingToday Art Museum, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2015Edward Burtynsky and David ShapiroNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto Group
2015Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects UsVenice, ItalyGroup
2015Edward Burtynsky - Water And More - FO.KU.SFoto Kunst Stadtforum, InnsbruckSolo
2015Edward Burtynsky: Water Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MISolo
2015Rooted in SoilDePaul Art Museum, Chicago, ILGroup
2014Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ONGroup
2015Winter Group ShowSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2015Group ShowScheublein + BAK, ZurichGroup
2014Water! Neue Fotografien Von Edward BurtynskyALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad HomburgSolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - WaterScheublein + BAK, ZurichSolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - WaterSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - Water EncoreRena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - Water Part IIGalerie Springer Berlin, BerlinSolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - WaterSundaram Tagore Gallery, SingaporeSolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - A Terrible BeautyVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCSolo
2014Edward Burtynsky - WaterGalerie Springer Berlin, BerlinSolo
2014View from a WindowArt Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AlbertaGroup
2014Artists of the galleryScheublein + BAK, ZurichGroup
2014Paisaje Urbano En La Colección De Fotografía Del IvamIVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern,ValenciaGroup
2014De Marseillaise - fifteen years of collectingHuis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamGroup
2014Anniversary - 3 Years Scheublein+BakScheublein + BAK, ZurichGroup
2014Summer Group ShowSundaram Tagore Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2014NetzKunsthalle zu Kiel, KielGroup
2014Summer Group ExhibitionBryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2014Terra Firma: Landscapes from the Photography and Media Arts CollectionThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
2014EditionsNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2014La Beauté Du GesteMusée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCGroup
2014Canada, Our CountryKitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ONGroup
2014Beyond Earth ArtHerbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NYGroup
2013Edward BurtynskyRena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013Edward Burtynsky - WaterGalerie Stefan Röpke, CologneSolo
2013Edward Burtynsky - WaterFlowers Gallery, Emsworth, HampshireSolo
2013Edward Burtynsky - WaterContemporary Arts Center New Orleans - CAC, New Orleans, LASolo
2013Edward Burtynsky - WterArthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LASolo
2013Edward Burtynsky - WaterBryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2013Edward Burtynsky - WaterNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2013Edward Burtynsky: Industrial SublimeBrigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UTSolo
2013Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VTSolo
2013Natural SelectionSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2013An Artificial Wilderness - The Landscape in Contemporary PhotographyThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2013Season PreviewNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2013The Ghost of Architecture: Recent and Promised GiftsHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2013Ansel Adams And Edward Burtynsky: Constructed LandscapesShelburne Museum, Shelburne, VTGroup
2013Industrial Effects: Photographs from the Henry Art Gallery CollectionHenry Art Gallery,Seattle, WAGroup
2013How Is the World?The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
2013ScaleNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2013IndustryOstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie, ViennaGroup
2013Home and the WorldSundaram Tagore Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2013Climate of UncertaintyDePaul Art Museum, Chicago, ILGroup
2012Edward Burtynsky - WatermarksSundaram Tagore Gallery , Hong KongSolo
2012Edward Burtynsky: OilTaubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, WVSolo
2012Selections From A Private CollectionFahey, Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012Edward Burtynsky - OilFotografien - CO Berlin, BerlinSolo
2012Two HomesteadsMacLaren Art Center, Barrie, ONSolo
2012Edward Burtynsky: OilNevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NVSolo
2012Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial SublimeFrist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TNSolo
2012Edward Burtynsky - Monegros - Dryland FarmingFlowers Gallery, Emsworth, HampshireSolo
2012Monegros - Dryland FarmingFlowers Galleries - Cork Street, LondonSolo
2012Burtynsky: OilThe Photographers' Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial SublimeUniversity of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WYSolo
2012Edward BurtynskyGlenbow Museum, Calgary, ABSolo
2012Angela Flower at 80Flowers Gallery, Emsworth, HampshireGroup
2012Picturing The SublimeThe Phillips Collection, Washington, DCGroup
2012Intersections: Science In Contemporary ArtWeizmann Institute of Science, LondonGroup
2012The Big PictureSundaram Tagore Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2012Divided HorizonMacLaren Art Center, Barrie, ONGroup
2012NewtopiaCultuurcentrum Mechelen, MechelenGroup
2012Left, Right And CenterThe Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, Gambier, OHGroup
2012Collection imaginaire de Peter GnassGalerie [SAS], Montreal, QCGroup
2012Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, UnrealSamek Art Museum, Lewisburg, PAGroup
2012Uncommon GroundFlowers Gallery, Emsworth, HampshireGroup
2012Kunst issenschaftGalerie Stefan Röpke, CologneGroup
2012Group ShowSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2012Faulconer Gallery exhibits nationalFaulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IAGroup
2012Group ExhibitionBryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Landscape: Scene Re-seenWestport Arts Center, Westport, CTGroup
2012Manifesta 9 - ManifestaEuropean Biennial of Contemporary Art, AmsterdamGroup
2012Extraordinary Photographs IIIRosier Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012Photography SelectionFlowers Gallery, Emsworth, HampshireGroup
2012Prix Pictet - GrowthAyyam Gallery, BeirutGroup
2012An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary PhotographySaint Louis Art Museum,Saint Louis, MOGroup
2012EspañaGalerie Stefan Röpke, CologneGroup
2011Edward Burtynsky - Dryland FarmingBryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2011Edward BurtynskyCentre d'Art Tecla Sala, L´HospitaletSolo
2011Edward BurtynskyHoward Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2011Edward Burtynsky - Solo ShowArt 45, Montreal, QCSolo
2011MonegrosNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2011Edward Burtynsky - Solo ExhibitGalerie Stefan Röpke, CologneSolo
2011Water and EarthGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaSolo
2011Burtynsky - Oil - FotografieALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad HomburgSolo
2011Edward Burtynsky Gulf Oil Spill & PentimentoFlowers Galleries - Cork Street, LondonSolo
2011Edward Burtynsky - Gulf Oil Spill & PentimentoFlowers Gallery, Emsworth, HampshireSolo
2011Spectrum: East West BeyondSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2011Prix Pictet - GrowthGallery of Photography, DublinGroup
2011Being AmericanVisual Arts Gallery - School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, NYGroup
2011Prix Pictet: GrowthThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
2011StructureNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2011Infinite Balance: Artists and the EnvironmentThe Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CAGroup
2011The Altered Landscape, Photographs of a Changing EnvironmentNevada Museum of Art NMA,Reno, NVGroup
2011WELT - BILDER 4Helmhaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2011Segment #1Borusan Contemporary, IstanbulGroup
2011The Ocean ReglitterizedPelham Art Center, Pelham, NYGroup
2011GROWTH - Prix PictetArteversum, DusseldorfGroup
2011100 million angels singingJens fehring gallery, FrankfurtGroup
2011Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to TodayArt Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, ONGroup
2011CarnivalNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2011ContinuumSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2011La Ciudad Magnifica (Arquitecturas En La Colección Circa Xx-Pilar Citoler)Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía, AlmeríaGroup
2011Sights UnseenBryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I amMuseum Tinguely, BaselGroup
2011Winner and Shortlist of the Third Prix Pictet at the First Night of Photography in ZurichChristophe Guye Gallery, ZurichGroup
2011By Design and By ChanceMcMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ONGroup
2011Growth - Prix PictetThessaloniki Museum of Photography, ThessalonikiGroup
2011ConstellationSundaram Tagore Gallery , Hong KongGroup
2011Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2011Forum für Fotografie, CologneGroup
2011Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MDGroup
2010FactoriesRodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, ONSolo
2010Gulf Oil SpillArt 45, Montreal, QCSolo
2010Edward BurtynskySundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2010Edward Burtynsky - Solo ShowNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2010OilArt Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AlbertaSolo
2010PentimentoHasted Kraeutler, New York City, NYSolo
2010Edward BurtynskyGalería Arnés + Röpke, MadridSolo
2010New Acquisition: Edward BurtynskyHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
2010Building Art: Photographs of the Building of the AGA, 2008-2010 by Edward BurtynskyArt Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AlbertaSolo
2010The Last FrontierArt Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NSGroup
2010Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros CollectionCIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FLGroup
2010Developed and Undeveloped: Photographic LandscapesThe de Young Museum, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010PhotographyFlowers Galleries, Cork Street, LondonGroup
2010Thanks for Being With Us: Contemporary Art from the Douglas Nielsen CollectionTucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup
2010Colección Los BragualesMuseo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander (MAS),SantanderGroup
2010Constructed LandscapesShelburne Museum, Shelburne, VTGroup
2010ECOAESTHETIC: The Tragedy of BeautyExit Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Further AffinitiesSundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2010Prix Pictet EarthGallery of Photography, DublinGroup
2010Further Than ConfederationMcMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ONGroup
2010Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH CollectionMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2010Estancias, Residencias, Presencias. Una construcción particularTEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de TenerifeGroup
2010Brand X Galerie Stefan Röpke, CologneGroup
2009Edward Burtynsky: OilHuis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamSolo
2009Edward Burtynsky: China PhotographsCarleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ONSolo
2009Edward Burtynsky - OilNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2009Edward Burtynsky: OilThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
2009Edward Burtynsky: Australian MinescapesAustralian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSWSolo
2009QuarriesSidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, KentSolo
2009AustraliaArt 45, Montreal, QCSolo
2009AustraliaGalerie Stefan Röpke, CologneSolo
2009Edward Burtynsky: An Uneasy BeautyPhotographs of Western Canada - Surrey Art Gallery,Surrey, BCSolo
2009Edward Burtynsky - Australian MinescapesFlowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, LondonSolo
2009Uneasy PiecesOakville Galleries, Oakville, ONGroup
2009Picturing NatureGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, SalzburgGroup
2009Una fábrica, una máquina, un cuerpo…Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo - MUAC,Mexico CityGroup
2009Auto. Sueño y materiaCA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, MadridGroup
2009Not for SaleGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaGroup
2009Summertime…Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009AUTO. SUEÑO Y MATERIA - LaboralCentro de Arte y Creación Industrial, GijónGroup
2009Nature NationMuseum on the Seam, JerusalemGroup
2009Pourquoi travailler ?Espace d'art Rurart, RouilléGroup
2009Die TropenSouth African National Art Gallery, Cape TownGroup
2009Sustainable?Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries, New Britain, CTGroup
2009Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and SocietyTucson Museum of Art,Tucson, AZGroup
2009Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern EmotionParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2009Evolving Eden: Three Photographic PerspectivesSheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NEGroup
2009DystopiaRobert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Damaged RomanticismGrey Art Gallery, NYU, New York City, NYGroup
2008Competing Natures: Edward Burtynsky's Views of ChinaBowdoin College Museum of Art,Brunswick, MESolo
2008Edward Burtynsky: Material WorldAgnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, OntarioSolo
2008The China SeriesJordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, ORSolo
2008Iberia Quarries, Edward BurtynskyGalería Arnés + Röpke, MadridSolo
2008New QuarriesGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaSolo
2008Edward Burtynsky: In the Pursuit of ProgressWinnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, ManitobaSolo
2008Edward Burtynsky : Manufactured LandscapesGrand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MISolo
2008Wild ThingsKitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ONGroup
2008Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern EmotionBlaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2008Die Tropen. Ansichten von der Mitte der WeltkugelMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2008SomewhenJarach Gallery, VeniceGroup
2008Imaging A Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography And The Environmental DebateCanadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ONGroup
2008Variable CapitalBluecoat Gallery, LiverpoolGroup
2008Reliquias & RuinasSESC, São PauloGroup
2008Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Canadian ArtMcMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ONGroup
2008Edward Burtynsky Brent McIntoshNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2008Panoramic scenesCentre de la photographie, GenevaGroup
2008Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in DistressWave Hill, New York City, NYGroup
2008Eastern Standard: Western Artists in ChinaMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASSMoCA, North Adams, MAGroup
2007QuarriesArt 45, Montreal, QCSolo
2007Edward Burtynsky - QuarriesNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2007Edward BurtynskyCharles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2007Edward Burtynsky Foto's - Industrial landscapesGemeentemuseum Helmond - Boscotondohal, HelmondSolo
2007Edward BurtynskyRobert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2007Shipyards: Building and BreakingGalerie Stefan Röpke, CologneSolo
2007Edward BurtynskySamek Art Museum, Lewisburg, PASolo
2007Edward Burtynsky: The China SeriesTufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MASolo
2007Edward Burtynsky - Manufactured LandscapesJulie Nester Gallery, Park City, UTSolo
2007Preview 2008Galerie Stefan Röpke, CologneGroup
2007Reliquias & RuinasOi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, RJGroup
2007Contemporary, Cool and CollectedMint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NCGroup
2007Jano - La doble cara de la fotografíaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridGroup
2007NYC PhotoPhillips de Pury & Company, New York City, NYGroup
2007Says the junk in the yardFlowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, LondonGroup
2007Ingenium.Photographie et Ingeniosite 1846 - 2006 - BOZARPalais des Beaux-Arts, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, BrusselsGroup
2007Altered EcoArtcite, Windsor, OntarioGroup
2007Exposición colectiva de artistas de la galeríaGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaGroup
2007Recent Acquisitions: artists exploring photographic and digital mediaSurrey Art Gallery,Surrey, BCGroup
2007Utopian mirageThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup
2007Utopian mirageHolly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
2007Crowd ConsciousAgnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, OntarioGroup
2007Re-Envisioning HabitatOakville Galleries, Oakville, ONGroup
2007Imaging a Shattering Earth - Contemporary Photography and the Environmental DebateDalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NSGroup
2006Manufactured LandscapesYours Gallery, WarsawSolo
2006Edward Burtynsky - Solo ShowPresentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BCSolo
2006Edward BurtynskyThe Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2006Edward Burtynsky - The China SeriesBoca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FLSolo
2006Edward BurtynskyGalería Toni Tàpies, BarcelonaSolo
2006Edward BurtynskyFlowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, LondonSolo
2006Daegu Photo BiennaleDaegu Photo Biennale, DaeguGroup
2006A Telling StoryKitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ONGroup
2006The living is easyFlowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, LondonGroup
2006PAPERNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2006Shifting Terrain. Contemporary Landscape PhotographyThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2006Topographies: Burtynsky, Colombet, MaiselEvo Gallery, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2006PHotoEspaña 06PHotoEspaña, MadridGroup
2006Imaging a Shattering EarthMuseum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ONGroup
2006Visual Politics - The Art of EngagementAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DCGroup
2006Tempo ModernoPalazzo Ducale,GenoaGroup
2006Blanc SilenceGalerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QCGroup
2006Addressing OakvilleOakville Galleries, Oakville, ONGroup
2006The Perm Show - Beauties from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of ContempoMuseum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ONGroup
2006Made in ChinaMoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, ILGroup
2006Faking Death: Canadian Art PhotographyJack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2005Manufactured Landscapes - The Photographs of Edward BurtyskyBrooklyn Museum of Art,New York City, NYSolo
2005Edward Burtynsky - ChinaCharles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005Edward BurtynskyNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2005Edward Burtynsky: ChinaRobert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Large-Scale, Color Photographs by Edward BurtynskyCantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CASolo
2005Manufactured Landscapes - The Photographs of Edward BurtynskyThe Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CASolo
2005PhotoramaTPW - Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ONGroup
2005Vantage Point - Selections from the Gary Bettis CollectionBoise Art Museum BAM, Boise, IDGroup
2005Reverence: Poetics and Polemics of SustainabilityAlyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery,Pasadena, CAGroup
2005EpilogueJackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GAGroup
2005Hot Mush and the Cold North - The Group of SevenOttawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ONGroup
2005Subjective DistanceMcMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ONGroup
2005Disaster TopographicsTPW - Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ONGroup
2005Rising Waters: Ed Burtynsky and Lois ConnerPerlman Teaching Museum, Northfield, MNGroup
2005The Transformative Power of Art Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ONGroup
2005Season Preview: New Work by Gallery ArtistsNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONGroup
2004Edward Burtynsky - SoloExhibitNicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ONSolo
2004Paysages manufacturés - Les photographies d’Edward BurtynskyMusée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCSolo
2004Manufactured Landscapes. The Photographs of Edward BurtynskyArt Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, ONSolo
2004Edward Burtynsky - Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, ChinaCharles Cowles Gallery,New York City, NYSolo
200426° Bienal de São PauloBienal de Sao Paulo, São PauloGroup
2004Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QCGroup
2004Get a little closer... Oakville Selects from the Permanent CollectionOakville Galleries,Oakville, ONGroup
2004The Alteres LandscapePresentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BCGroup
2004Terrain Vague - Photography, Architecture and the Post-Industrial LandscapeCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PAGroup
2004FotoFest 2004 - The Tenth International Month of PhotographyFotoFest Biennial, Houston, TXGroup
2003Edward Burtynsky: Before the FloodRobert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2003LandmarksOakville Galleries, Oakville, ONSolo
2003Manufactured Landscapes - The Photographs of Edward BurtynskyNational Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ONSolo
2003Edward Burtynsky - Oil FieldsCharles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2003Terrain VagueAtlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GAGroup
2003Pretty, As A PictureCarrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2003Edward Burtynsky & Stephane CouturierUniversity Art Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CAGroup
2003Postindustriální krajina (The Post-Industrial Landscape)Czech Museum of Fine Arts - Ceské muzeum vytvarných umeni v Praze, PragueGroup
2003Global DetailNoorderlicht Photo Festival, GroningenGroup
2003Confluence - Contemporary Canadian PhotographyCanadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ONGroup
2002Edward Burtynsky: Shipbreaking: The Second VoyageRobert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2002Edward BurtynskyCharles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2002Excursions: Selections from the CollectionTPW - Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ONGroup
2002New Acquisitions New Work New Directions 3 - Contemporary SelectionsLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002Collecting Contemporary ArtAckland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NCGroup
2002Acquiring tasteReal Art Ways, Hartford, CTGroup
2001Edward Burtynsky - Solo ExhibitFlowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, LondonSolo
2001Edward Burtynsky: ShipbreakingRobert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2001DetourismThe Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2001Best of the SeasonThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CTGroup
2001Eternal Commentary: Writers Respond to Photography Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ONGroup
2000Edward BurtynskyMcMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ONSolo
2000Visions and Views: The Architecture of Borromini in the Photographs of Edward BurtynskyCanadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, QCSolo
1999Edward Burtynsky - Breaking Ground - PlatformCentre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, ManitobaSolo
1988Breaking Ground - TPWToronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ONSolo