JESSICA BURKO : RESUME

- EXHIBITIONS & HONORS, since 2000 -

2017:
Providence Art Club, Making Your Mark, juried by Katheryn Wat, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Providence, RI
Maxwell Mays Gallery Best In Show award for her piece, Just then the spell was broken. included in Making Your Mark at the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2016:
Uforge Gallery, Juror’s Choice, curated by Liz Devlin/Flux Boston, Jamaica Plain, MA

2015:
Layer by Layer: Encaustic Art by Boston Women, artist curated exhibition as part of Roslindale Open Studios, Roslindale, MA
Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Artist/Educator/Mentor, Boston, MA
Boston Public Library, Dreamscapes and Memories, solo show, West Roxbury, MA
Wedeman Gallery, Lasell College, Paper/Cut: The Contemporary Collage Show, Newton, MA
Papercuts JP, Small Works, Jamaica Plain, MA

2014:
Piano Craft Gallery, ART 100, Boston MA
FPAC Gallery, Fort Point Open Studios Group Show, Boston, MA
Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Big Picture II, Juried by Randi Hopkins, Boston, MA
Danforth Art Museum, Swartz Gallery, Creative Community, Curated by Katherine French, Framingham, MA
Roslindale Branch Library, Roslindale Arts Alliance Group Show, The Art of Spring, Roslindale, MA
Nostalgia, A Fort Point Arts Community exhibition, Boston, MA
The Beacon Hill Art Walk, juried art fair, Boston, MA
Stephanie Cave Design Studio, JP First Thursdays, Trunk Show, Jamaica Plain, MA
RISD Alumni Fall Art Sale, Providence, RI

2013:
The 2013 Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery, Brookline, MA
Red Sun Press, Exhibition of work by Jessica Burko, Jamaica Plain, MA
Prudential Unlimited Realty, Jamaica Plain Artist Association Group show, Jamaica Plain, MA
Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain Artists Association 2013 Exhibition, Jamaica Plain, MA
Photographic Resource Center, Boston University/Endicott College, Unconventional Inventions:  Innovative, Unusual, and Alternative Approaches to Photography, Carol Grillo Gallery, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Beverly, MA
Liberty Hotel, Art Night Featured Artist, Boston, MA
MCCA, Boston Exhibition Center, Neighborhood Showcase Exhibition, Jamaica Plain Artists, MA
Lush Beads at Western Avenue Studios, First Saturdays featured artist, Lowell, MA
Beacon Hill Art Walk, juried art fair – winner of 2nd Prize for Art, Boston, MA
Scollay Gallery, Boston City Hall, United South End Artists group show, Boston, MA

2012:
Artists Crossing Gallery, February Group Show, Boston, MA
ArcWorks Community Art Center, Boston Handmade Exhibition for Craft Month, Peabody, MA
Jameson & Thompson, May 1st Thursdays Exhibition, Jamaica Plain, MA
Beacon Hill Art Walk, juried art fair, Boston, MA
Boston Handmade MARKETPLACE, 5th annual art and craft fair, Somerville, MA
Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Solo Exhibition, Rochester, NH
RISD Alumni Art Show, Providence, RI
Cristina Hurley Gallery, group show, Canton, MA

2011:
Artists Crossing holiday show, in collaboration with Boston Handmade, Boston, MA
Cristina Hurley Gallery, group show, Canton, MA
Boston Handmade MARKETPLACE, 4th annual art and craft fair, Somerville, MA
Chain Letter, an invitational exhibition, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Off The Wall, Annual Juried Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MAAnnual Student & Faculty Show, The Eliot School, Jamaica Plain, MA, JP To Me: Defined by Light, Inaugural Invitational, Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
From Our House to Yours, Massachusetts Statehouse, Boston, MA

2010:
Jamaica Plain Artist Association Annual Exhibition, Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA
Boston Handmade MARKETPLACE, 3rd annual art and craft fair, Somerville, MA
South Shore Arts Center, Media Mix, juried exhibition, Cohasset, MA
The Little Gallery Under The Stairs, VOICES: Mothers Who Create, Lynn, MA

2009:
Boston Handmade DOWNTOWN, 2nd annual holiday gallery, Boston, MA
Warner Brothers Pictures Inc., work by Jessica Burko on set of  ‘The Town’ by Ben Affleck, Boston, MA
Waste Not Want Not, Inaugural Exhibition, Providence, RI
ArtBar, Inaugural Exhibition, Boston, MA
Beacon Hill Art Walk, juried art fair, Boston, MA
Boston Handmade MARKETPLACE, 2nd annual art and craft fair, Somerville, MA
Gallery 1581, Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Inside Out, Brookline, MA

2008:
Boston Handmade DOWNTOWN, holiday gallery, Boston, MA
RISD Alumni Sale, October & December, Providence, RI
Boston Handmade MARKETPLACE, art and craft fair, Somerville, MA
City of Boston PaintBox Program, invited artist to produce public art, Boston, MA
New England Bio Labs, Ipswitch, MA
Insomniac Press, Ontario, Canada, work by Jessica Burko as cover art, iswas, by Jenny Sampirisi
Beacon Hill Art Walk, juried art fair, Boston, MA
Providence Art Club, All Media Juried Exhibition, Providence, RI
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Artists of Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
Boston City Hall, Women’s History Month Invitational, Boston, MA
Boston Public Library, West Roxbury Branch, History, Story Warmth: QUILT, Boston, MA

2007:
United South End Settlements, Hariet Tubman House, USEA Annual Juried Show, Boston, MA
Huron Valley Council for the Arts, WOMEN STORIES: QUILTS, Highland, MI
Gallery 181, New Voices, International Juried Exhibition, Lawrence, MA
Newspace Center for Photography, Among Us and Curious, National Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR
Penn Medicine, Spring 07 Issue, published works by Jesscia Burko, Philadelphia, PA
Room Of One’s Own, Issue #29:4, published works by Jesscia Burko, Vancouver, BC

2006:
Fiber Art Center, Small Works: Spirits and Shrines, Amherst, MA
RHYS Gallery, Open Call/Size Matters, Boston, MA
Gallery 1581, Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1000 Words, Brookline, MA
Piano Factory Gallery, City Women: Boston Community Artists, Boston, MA

2005:
Elise Mankes Studio, Collections, Marblehead, MA
Resnikoff Gallery, Light: An Exhibition of Area Photographers, Roxbury, MA
Boston Public Library, Jessica Burko - figure/ground, West Roxbury, MA

2004:
Photographic Resource Center, November Featured Artist, Northeast Exposure Online, Boston, MA
Attleboro Arts Museum, Small Works 2004, Attleboro, MA

2003:
Fire Opal Gallery, Jessica Burko - September Featured Exhibition, Jamaica Plain, MA

2002:
Gibbs Gallery, Arlington Center for the Arts, inch x inch, Arlington, MA
Joseph Black Photography, VISION vol. 02, Somerville, MA

2001:
Kaelin Gallery/Trinity Communications, RISD Alumni Exhibition, Boston, MA

2000:
Rhode Island School Of Design, RISD On The Road, national traveling exhibition, Providence, RI
Cal Poly, DPI, Digitally Propelled Ideas, Pomona, CA

- PRESS -

Boston City Paper, Art Du Jour Artist Feature, October 2016
West Roxbury Transcript, Roslindale Pop-UP Galery, November 2015
Art Fire, Meet the Maker: Jessica Burko, October 2015
Nine Dot Arts Newsletter, In the Field featuring Jessica Burko, June 2015
Danforth Art Newsletter, Who We Are, April 2015
Beacon Hill Times, Beacon Hill Art Walk, April 2015
The Nice Neiche, Artist Interview, March 2015
Boston Herald, New group helps artists brush up biz skills, July 2014
Photographic Resource Center Blog (online), 5 Tips for Selling Your Art on Your Website, May 2014
Cindy A. Stephens (online), Building an art business: is selling art online right for you? May 2014
The Art Connection (online), Artist Feature, July 2013
Boston Handmade (online), Why handmade? Visiting an artist’s Studio: Jessica Burko, May 2013
Linkouture (online), Found Beauty: An Interview with Artist Jessica Burko, April 2013
Mass. Produced (online), Meet Your Maker: Boston Handmade, April 2013
Big Red & Shiny (online) Inventing Remembered Moments: Alternative Processes at the PRC, March 2013
Jamaica Plain Patch (online), JP Mom Turns Trash into Musical Treasure, February 2013
The Boston Globe, Local Crafters feel the pressure, January 2013
K. Hawkins Photo and Design Blog (online), Art In The Making, May 2012
Jamaica Plain Patch (online), Jessica Burko Heads Craft Collective, May 2011
The South End Patch, Art Walk Stays True to it's name, May 2011
Design Boston (online), Handmade Monday: Boston Handmade, March 2010
The Park Lane Post (online), Creating Community, February 2010
Etsy.com (online), Shop Local Feature, December 2008
The Boston Globe, Doing good for artists, November 2008
Jamaica Plain Gazette, Outside The Box, October 2008
The Organic Mechanic, Artist Spotlight, September 2008
The Boston Globe, Handmade...and how, June 2008
The Somerville Journal, Artists are coming to Union Square, June 2008
West Roxbury Transcript, Whimsy On The Wall, January 2008
Boston Herald, Boston, MA, Artists Crossing, December 2008
South End News, Boston, MA, Women and the City, February 2006
South End News, Boston, MA, Art in the Open, September 2005

- COLLECTIONS -

Bay Cove Human Services, Boston, MA
Courtney Love Cobain, CA
Families in Transition (The Family Willows), Manchester, NH
Holy Family Hospital, MA
La Alianza Hispana, Boston, MA
Littleton Group Home Littleton, MA
MassBay Community College
Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Museum of Fine Art, Roshester, NH
New England Bio Labs, Ipswich, MA
Phil C. Bradley Housing Partnership, MA
Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA
The Institute for Health & Recovery, Boston, MA
Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., CA
Year Up, Inc., Boston, MA

- CREATIVE CLASSES & MARKETING WORKSHOPS, since 2010 -

2017:
Cultural Organization of Lowell, Presenting Yourself as an Artist, Lowell, MA
Providence Art Club, Artist Talk, Providence, RI
Assets for Artists, A MASS MoCa partner, Arts Marketing for Professional Artists, Groton CT
Hyde Park Artists Association, Marketing Yourself and Your Work, Hyde Park, MA
Assets for Artists, A MASS MoCa partner, Arts Marketing for Professional Artists, Torrington, CT
Assets for Artists, A MASS MoCa partner, Arts Marketing for Professional Artists, Exeter, RI
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Arts Marketing 101, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Presenting Yourself as an Artist, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Power of Arts Marketing, Boston, MA

2016:
Eliot School: 9-week Collage class, Jamaica Plain, MA
Arts Worcester: Marketing 101 and Developing and Online Persona, Worcester, MA
Studio Workshop: Get the Pic, Prep the Pic, Boston, MA
Brookline Open Studios: Making the Most of Open Studios, Brookline, MA
Danforth Museum of Art, Professional Artist Series:  Building a Strong Artist Website
MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists project: Find Your Message: Branding & Marketing for Visual Artists

2015:
Danforth Museum of Art, Professional Artist Series:  Marketing 101 and Marketing in Action: A Brand Case Study, Arts, Framingham, MA
Fort Point Artist Community: Making the Most of Open Studios, Boston, MA
MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists project: Find Your Message: Branding & Marketing for Visual Artists, North Adams, MA and Lawrence, MA
Arts & Business Council/Discover Roxbury: Branding for Artists, Boston, MA
Eliot School: 9-week Collage class, Jamaica Plain, MA

2014:
Eliot School: 9-week Collage class, Jamaica Plain, MA
MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists project: Find Your Message: Branding & Marketing for Visual Artists, Boston, MA, 2014
New England Wax: Arts Marketing 101, Maynard, MA
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston: Creative Marketing Plans, Making the Most of Your Website, Boston, MA
Danforth Art Museum and School, Get (what you got) Online, Framingham, MA
North Bennett Street School, Marketing 101, Boston, MA

2013:
Newburyport Art Association, Arts Marketing 101, Newburyport, MA, 2013
Rhode Island School of Design, Art of Business Bootcamp, Arts Marketing 101, Providence, RI, 2013
Endicott College, gallery talk and studio demonstration in association with Unconventional
Inventions from the Photographic Resource Center, Beverly, MA, 2013
North Bennett Street School, Get (what you got) Online, Boston, MA, 2013-14
Children’s Music Center of Jamaica Plain, Making Musical Instruments, Jamaica Plain, MA, 2013

2012:
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston at Montserrat College, Creating Your ARTS Marketing Plan, Beverly, MA
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston at Montserrat College, Branding 101, Making the Most of Your Website, as part of The Artist’s Professional Toolbox, Beverly, MA
The Focusing Series: for professional artists and creative entrepreneurs, How to Set-Up and Sell Online, Writing for Artists, Presenting Yourself as an Artist, Developing an Online Persona, Photo-documenting Your Art, Creating an Online Portfolio, Jamaica Plain, MA
Newburyport Art Association, Arts Marketing 101, Newburyport, MA

2011:
Boston Center for Adult Education, Making Paper Quilts, Boston, MA
The Eliot School, Selling in the Worldwide Marketplace, Jamaica Plain, MA
The Eliot School, Making Paper Quilts, Jamaica Plain, MA

- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -

Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 2016-present
Director of Marketing

Burko Design, Boston, MA, 2002-present
Graphic Design, Arts Marketing, Writing, and Curating for independent artists and arts organizations.

Boston Handmade, Boston, MA 2007-2014
Founder and Executive Director of Boston Handmade; a local arts organization with a mission to support artists and craftspeople in creative and professional endeavors.

New Art Center in Newton, Interim Education Director, Newtonville, MA, 2010

Society of Arts and Crafts, Marketing Coordinator for CRAFTBOSTON, Boston, MA, 2007-08Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod, MA 2006-07

Featured presenter for Get The Word Out - A 'short course' held 3/28/07

Presenter for, Marketing I: Putting Together Your Package at, Making Art, Making a Living, 11/4/06

Claudia Mills Studio, Studio Manager, PR Coordinator, Jamaica Plain, MA, 2003-07Stonehill College, Fine Arts Department, Easton, MA, 2001-06

Director, Cushing-Martin Gallery

Instructor in Photography, Digital Imaging, Gallery & Museum Studies

Leslie College/Art Institute of Boston, Artist Mentor for MFA program, Cambridge, MA, 2004-05

Deborah Putnoi Studio, Studio Manager, Belmont, MA, 2003-04

Robert Klein Gallery, Gallery Assistant, Boston, MA, 2000-01


Henry Horenstein, Studio assistant, Boston, MA 2001

Chappell Gallery, Gallery Manager, Boston, MA, 1999-00Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1998-99Manager of SPAS (School of Photographic Arts and Sciences) Gallery

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, 1998-99 Internship in the Office of the Registrar

Internship with Curator of Photography, Therese Mulligan

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1998, Public Relations Coordinator for SPAS (School of Photographic Arts and Sciences) Gallery

- CURATORIAL, since 2000 –

2018:
STITCH: Syntax / Action / Reaction, exhibition produced as part of the Curatorial Opportunities Program, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2015:
Layer by Layer: Encaustic Art by Boston Women, Roslindale, MA

2012-14:
Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery, a pop-up retail gallery of select fine art and craft, Boston, MA
Annual Boston Handmade Marketplace, an art, artisan, and craft exhibition event, Somerville, MA

2011:
The Future of the Past: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century, conception and planning with the MassWax Exhibitions Committee, produced by MassWax at the Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
4th Annual Boston Handmade Marketplace, an art, artisan, & craft exhibition event, Somerville, MA

2010:
Boston Handmade Downtown, a short-term retail gallery of fine art and craft, Boston, MA
3rd Annual Boston Handmade Marketplace, an art, artisan, & craft exhibition event, Somerville, MA

2009:
Boston Handmade Downtown, a short-term retail gallery of fine art and craft, Boston, MA
2nd Annual Boston Handmade Marketplace, an art, artisan, & craft exhibition event, Somerville, MA
Be Mine, 2nd Annual Boston Handmade Valentine Event, Boston, MA

2008:
Boston Handmade Downtown, a short-term retail gallery of fine art and craft, Boston, MA
Boston Handmade Marketplace, an art, artisan, and craft exhibition event, Somerville, MA
On Drawing: Surface, Line, Mark, work by, Aparna Agrawal, Thaddeus Beal, Basil El Halwagy, Randy Garber, Rebecca Kinkead, Angela Mark, Deborah Putnoi, Maxine Yalovitz- Blankenship, The New Art Center, Newton, MA
History, Story, Warmth: QUILT, work by, Jessica Burko, Michelle Jones, Dawn Wilson, Boston Public Library, West Roxbury, MA

2007:
Farming Out, new work by Sam Earle, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
First Thursdays Artisan Fair, June-September, Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets, MA

2006:
Rebecca Kinkead: ORIGINS, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Enchanted Landscape: an exploration of place, work by, Meg Birnbaum, Keith Johnson, Gerald Parker, Colleen Paz, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Matthew Hincman, The Radio Towers series, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA

2005:
ge·om·e·try. circle, square, solid, work by, Jeanne Griffin, Jemi Faust, Amy Furman, Sarah Slavic, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
From a Small Island, work by Jonathan Sharlin, Olivia B. McCullough, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
A Gathering Of Voices: communicating through collage, work by, Paula Grasdal, Maria G. Keehan, Jane Maxwell, Carol Owen, Lynne Perrella, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA

2004:
Memory, History, Family, work by Gabrielle Keller, Elizabeth Pothier, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Brockton: A Visual History, work by Gerald Parker, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Gathering: The Art of Assemblage, work by, Dawn Southworth, Patricia Burleson, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Cuban Impressions, work by Robert Rosenthal, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA

2003:
Visions of America, work by, Leah Fasten, Keith Johnson, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
The Calculation Project, Donnamaria Bruton, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA

2003:
Layered Images, work by Karen McCarthy, Sharon McCartney, MaryJean Viano Crowe, Judy Hazilla, Deborah Putnoi, Nancy Wagner, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA

2002:
Vaughn Sills: One Family, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Cultural Encounters, Paul Briggs & Mercedes Nuñez, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA
Primitive Abstractions, Donna Hamil Talman, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, MA