Artist Minute – Nick Burns aka Ninja Picasso

January 25, 2024

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the main drivers of a strong local economy as well as attracting talent to a region is the critical role the arts has in our community. Please enjoy watching, listening and supporting our artists in this series. We welcome you to share these videos with your business contacts and friends through social media.

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Nick Burns aka Ninja Picasso, Visual Arts

Nick “Ninja Picasso” Burns is a multi-disciplinary visual and Greenville-based performing artist. Nick began his career at the early age of 5 playing drums at a Baptist church and drawing on the back of sermon programs. His journey in the arts started in 2012, and he became a full-time artist in 2018 after gaining a residency in West Greenville.

In 2023, the Greenville Homeless Alliance announced that it was partnering with Nick on the creation of a community mural called Seen|Heard|Valued. The 47-ft-high mural painted on the back of Triune Mercy Center‘s sanctuary features eight stories of hope that honor those experiencing homelessness in Greenville.

The Goal? For those experiencing homelessness to be seen, heard, and valued in a way that brings us together as a connected community, committed to finding solutions to end homelessness.