Stan Burnside received his BFA and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. In the 1970s he worked in the United States painting and designing album covers for notable R&B artists. After returning to the Bahamas, he distinguished himself as an art teacher at the College of The Bahamas, as a cartoonist with SideBurns commentary, as a principle designer for the Saxon Superstars and later the One Family Junkanoo groups, and as a founder and co-creator of the artist collectives B-CAUSE and Jammin. In addition to his early shows in The Bahamas, Burnside has exhibited widely in venues such as Paris and Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, Ecuador, Bermuda, Cuba, Washington DC, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. His work can be found in collections such as the Museum of Americas in Washington and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo.