Kelly Burke

 

My artwork explores the dissolution of material and figurative imagery, depicting the abstract essence and energy of life. I draw inspiration from my art historical studies including non-western art as well as Abstract Expressionism.  My recent work focuses on process and physicality of paint.  The repetitious layering of, taking away, and re-application of color underneath automatic scrawling, scratching and mark-making express my inner psyche – the way I think about myself and the world around me.  Sometimes this is rough and harsh, and sometimes it is gentle and loving.

I received my B.F.A. in painting and art history from Siena Heights University in 2007.  I have been exhibiting my artwork throughout southeast MI for several years.

 

Website: www.kellyburkeart.com

 

 

Education/CV:

 

Siena Heights University

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2007

 

Papa's Art Show

May 8th, 2015

Tangent Gallery

Detroit, MI

 

Ongoing     

December 2014 - present

Paint and Pour Artists Exhibition - Dennis Spencer and Kelly Papcun

Howell  Chamber of Commerce

Howell, MI

 

Ongoing

October 2013 - present

Poesy Gallery / Boutique

Royal Oak, MI

 

Solo Exhibition

March - April 2015

DaVinci's Salon and Gallery

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Biggest Show Ever at the Dancing Dog Gallery!

July - August 2014

Dancing Dog Gallery

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Art for the Holidays

November - December 2013

Detroit Artists Market

Detroit, MI

 

Ann Arbor Art Fair Booth

July 2013

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Art for the Holidays

November - December 2012

Detroit Artists Market

Detroit, MI

 

Solo Exhibition during downtown Adrian's First Fridays

September - October 2012

Alahna Studio Salon

Adrian, MI

 

The Local Bazaar

August 2012

The Blind Pig

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Holiday Gift Shop

November - December 2009

Grosse Pointe Art Gallery

Grosse Pointe, MI

 

Art for the Holidays

November - December 2009

Detroit Artists Market

Detroit, MI

 

Group Exhibition

Summer 2008

Amber Eyes Gallery

Belleville, MI

 

Group Exhibition

Amber Eyes Gallery

Summer 2008

Belleville, MI

 

Group Exhibition

Summer 2007

Bodifikation Tattoos, Piercing and Art Gallery

Allan Park, MI

 

Unfiltered II: An exhibit for artists outside the mainstream

Summer 2007

Octane Phoographic Gallery

Ferndale, MI

 

Motion and its Effects

Summer 2007

Scene Metrospace Gallery

East Lansing, MI

 

Printmaking Group Exhibition, Curated by Chris Reising

Summer 2007

Wacker Gallery

Tecumseh, MI

 

Dissolution / Solution

February 2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts Solo Exhibition

Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI

 

Accompanying Art History Slide Lecture:  The Chinese Image of Guanyin in Mahayana and Chan Buddhism

Studio Angelico, Siena Heights University