A.K. Burns was born in Capitola, California, in 1975. She received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2010, and is a professor at the City University of New York’s Hunter College and at New York University. Burns’s work has recently been featured in exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2018), New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2017), and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (2016). Her collaborations with Katherine Hubbard were performed in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2015), Metropolitan Museum of Art (2015), and Brooklyn Museum (2012). Community Action Center (2010), her video collaboration with A. L. Steiner, has been screened at numerous venues including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tate Modern in London. Burnsco founded W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) in 2008, and cofounded and coedited Randy from 2010 to 2013. She is the recipient of a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University (2016–17) and a Creative Capital Foundation Visual Arts Award (2015), among other awards. Burns lives and works in New York.