JESSICA BURKE, Sleeping Beauty, 30 x 20”, Colored Pencil on Canford Imperial (Royal Purple) Paper, $1300
Born in the United States of America, Jessica Burke (J.B.) is a figurative artist and educator. She earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Foundations Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Working in both traditional and digital drawing media, she is interested in the effect of popular culture on identity. Her drawings have been published in Manifest's International Drawing Annual (INDA) 13 and in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius 9: The Best of Drawing. Her creative work is in private, public and corporate collections that include the City of North Charleston, South Carolina; the City of Savannah, Georgia; Seminole State College, Florida and the National Living Treasure Museum in Yugawara, Japan. Her work has been included in over fifty competitive group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally including the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; the Toshima Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; the LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China and the Kepco Plaza Gallery Museum in Seoul, South Korea.