Mr. Sun’s photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Central America and Brazil. In 2009, the Urban Art Institute of MASSART commissioned Mr. Sun to create a new book about Urban street art in Brazil. He traveled to Salvador Bahia and there he met the Brazilian artist Bel Borba, transforming the Urban Art Book project into a full length documentary, tilted “Bel Borba, Aqui”, in which Mr. Sun produced and co-directed with his long time collaborator and photographer, Andre Costantini. In 2011, Mr. Sun assisted Bel Borba with his art exhibition in New York, and is the curator for the current show of Mr. Borba titled “Aqui, em 7 elementos” at Museum Rodin, Bahia, which opened in early 2012. This exhibit and its companion Book have been considered by many art critics as the one of the best Art exhibit in past twenty years.
Burt Sun began his career in theater as a designer working with major American theatre artists such as Robert Woodruff, Anne Bogart, and Philp Glass, as well as in advertising (receiving several awards in advertising) and television production design, and his own fine art photography. As a creative consultant, he has worked with important art organizations across USA and aboard, including the Intiman Theatre of Seattle, American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Chicago Field Museum, Duke University, and Howard Huge Research Institute in North Carolina, the Constellation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Opera Boston, the SIGGRAPH Los Angeles, The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the Republic of China’s Division of Information Technology. In 2003, Mr Sun’s multimedia project Helen DeTroit was selected by the Smithsonian Museum and presented in an exhibit titled “Skin”.
Mr. Sun was involved in the restoration and inauguration of The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University in Boston, creating its new logo and publicity campaign.