Bill Burns’ work concerning drugs, animals and civil society has been published and exhibited widely. His solo projects have been shown at 303 Gallery, New York (1994), Wellcome Trust, London, England (2002), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2005), Kunst-Werke-ICA (KW), Berlin (2007), and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, England (2008). His work has also been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2005/06); the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; and the Seoul Museum of Art, Korea (2003). He has also participated in international art biennials at Havana, Cuba (2003) and Ushuaia, Argentina (2007).
His drawings, books, multiples and photographs are included in numerous collections including at the Tate Britain in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Joan Flasch Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.