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By Matt Burke

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About Matt Burke

Matthew Burke received his B.A. from Colby College, in Maine and received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Queens College, C.U.N.Y. He grew-up in northeastern Connecticut and lived for 10 years in New York City before accepting a position at the University of Kansas. He has had numerous one person shows and participated in several group shows including, PS1 MoMA in Queens, NY, the Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY, the Brooklyn Museum of Art in NY, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. His work is in several major museums and collections including, the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Library. His research interests include finding parallels between human activity and those in the natural world in order to communicate the interdependency of life. He uses wood for its lasting character and ever association with nature. Burke is an Associate Professor of Sculpture in the University of Kansas Art Department. He lives in Lawrence, KS with his wife and son.


  1. Posted May 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Your creations are wonderful, Matt! As an artist myself, I have always been attracted to wood because of its magnificent definition in the natural state. I marvel sometimes at the patterns just naturally formed in a door, in a cabinet, or just the right piece for a project. You have such a gift to yet elaborate so creatively an already beautiful piece of nature. I am envious that you get to experience the sensory beauty of wood while you create. Thanks.

  2. Joyce Castle
    Posted September 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Wonderful, Matt!

    A pleasure to be with you on the Criticism Panel.
    That was so interesting I thought.

    All the best, Joyce

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