Born in Wichita, Kansas, Jessica Burke is a figurative artist and educator living in southern Georgia. She was raised on a steady diet of Saturday morning cartoons and Little Debbie Snack Cakes. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oklahoma State University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina. Ms. Burke is an Assistant Professor of Art and Director of the Foundations Program at Georgia Southern University. She is interested in exploring various interpretations on the affect of popular culture on identity. Her work has been collected in both public and private collections. It has been shown in over 50 exhibitions in museums and art galleries nationally and internationally in the United Kingdom, Korea, China, Japan, Holland and Italy.



Curriculum Vitae

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS     

2016

Pop Portraits, Cultural Arts Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

2015

Jessica Burke: Figurative Work, University of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama. 

2014         

Jessica Burke: (Re)Play, City Gallery, North Charleston, South Carolina.

Perception is Reality, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, Georgia.

Another Fine Mess, Fine Arts Gallery, Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida

2012 

Meditations on Identity, Giles Gallery, University of Eastern Kentucky, Richmond, KY.

Better Than the Real Thing, Adirondack Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

2010   

Confounding Conflict, Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon.

2009  

Cerebral Spaces, Lane Community College Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.         

Plays Well With Others, Werner Gallery, Western Oregon University, Oregon.

All Things Considered, Project Space Contemporary Gallery, Salem, Oregon.

2008  

Jessica Burke: Beauty and the Beholder, Theater Art Gallery, High Point, NC.

Gender Narratives, Looking Glass Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, South Carolina

2016

39th Annual Small Works National Juried Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois. (Catalog)

The 31st Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida. (Catalog)

2015

We All Draw: Thinking Drawings, University Arts London, Southbank, London.

Art Olympia Biennial 2015, Toshima Gallery, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan.

Art of the South, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.

 We Got Spirit, Yes We Do, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, Iowa (Catalog)

2014

Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power and Pleasure, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Illinois. (Catalog)

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies: National Queer Arts Festival, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, California        

Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, LuXun Academy of Fine Arts,  Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. (Catalog)

25th National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, Maryland.

2013

Choice, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California. (Catalog)

Material Witness, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decaur, Georgia. (Catalog)

ArtVenice Biennale Project, The Venice Biennale 55, Venice Italy

2012

Face to Face: The Portrait in XXI Century, Primo Piano Livin Gallery, Lecce, Italy.                      

Women and Body, Kepco Plaza Gallery Museum, Seoul, South Korea.(Catalog)  

Summer National Exhibition, MARIN Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California.

23rd National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, Maryland

2011 

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, Europe  

Americas 2011: Paperworks, Harnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND.

 Queer Me: Art & Gender Politics, The Center Gallery, New York, New York (Catalog).       

34th National Exhibition: Small Works, Harper College, Chicago, Illinois  

2010         

Real, Heatherly School of Fine Arts, Chelsea, London (Catalog)

Feeling Oregon Wind, Como Art Gallery, Saitama University, Saitama City, Japan

Desire .10 Exhibition, Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2009 

Birmingham Queer Open, Shout Festival, Projection Series, Birmingham, England, UK

Expressions West 2009, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

Heart + Art Proposition Exhibition, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California.

2008  

Women, Power and Politics, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, California

National Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York, NY.

2007  

Opposing Identity, Public Arts Commission Exhibition Series, Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC.

Radius 250, Plant Zero Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

2005Queer Eye, Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts.

 Radius 250, Plant Zero Gallery, Richmond, Virginia 

  Fayetteville Museum 33rd Annual Competition, Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC.

COLLECTIONS

Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, Georgia

City of North Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina

Seminole State College, Sanford, Florida

Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, Oregon

GLAAD, New York City, New York

Cravedog Gallery, Portland Oregon

Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon

High Point University, North Carolina

Theater Art Gallery, High Point, North Carolina

Caswell Council for the Arts, Kinston, North Carolina

*Full Curriculum Vitae available on request