Dr Jo Burzynska is a UK-born multimedia artist, researcher and writer based in Lyttelton, New Zealand. Her practice centers primarily around sound, including experimental music, sonic art curation and installations that regularly use her own field recordings. Jo is also a widely published wine writer, and her work in both areas has increasingly converged, leading to works of multisensory art that combine sound, touch, flavour and scent.
Jo has done extensive research into sensory interactions and their creative application in her artworks. This research has been informed by contemporary psychology and sensory science, and was the focus of her practice-led doctoral research at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney. She is particularly interested in how the senses can be used in aesthetic explorations of connections between people and place.
Jo’s work has been exhibited across the world, in countries such as the UK, Italy, Denmark, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She has undertaken residencies at the Institute for Art and Olfaction (Los Angeles), CenSes (London), Pollinaria (Abruzzo), Suoni dal confine (Irpinia) and the Arts Centre (Christchurch). Jo was one of the founders and curators of The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand and its public arts festival, Audacious.