Marie Kirk Burke


Marie Kirk Burke's study of objects and personal effects is both figurative and intimate. Her studies are a pictorial and conceptual experience. The work has a nostalgic realism that moves towards a contemporary impression, capturing a simple image and the sentimental impact of it’s commonality. Marie is an artist that presents the viewer with pleasure and insight into the wider world by focusing on a small aspect of it. She works from life in her studio in Chicago, staging each painting to tell a story.

Marie received a B.F.A. from Boston College, studied at the Decordava Museum School in Lincoln Ma. and earned a certificate in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Studio at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago

Member of the Chicago artists Coalition

Teacher at the Old Town Art Association, Chicago IL

Juror for the Old Town Art Fair 2013

On View:

Michael Laconte Gallery, Chicago. IL

Judy Ferrara Gallery, Three Oaks, MI

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South Western Michigan, Art Attack “Summer Reflections” Union Pier MI, 2017-solo artist

Prarie State College “Small but Mighty” Chicago IL, 2017- juried

North Shore Art League, Winneka IL, 2016 group exhibition

Art Attack, Chickaming Open Lands, Union Pier, Michigan, 2016 - group exhibition

NorthShore Art League “Kitchen works” Winnetka IL 2016 - group exhibition

South Western Michigan, Art Attack, “Life in Pictures” Union Pier, Michigan, 2015 - solo artist

South Western Michigan, Art Attack, “Object D’Art” Lakeside, Michigan, 2013 - solo artist

Joffery Ballet “Point of Departure” 2012 Chicago IL - juried

Homey Gallery  “Marie Kirk Burke and Roger Bole”, Chicago IL 2012

South Western Michigan, Art Attack, ”Say Cheeeeese” Lakeside, Michigan 2012 - solo artist

North Shore Art League “Inch Work” 2011 Winnetka IL - group exhibition

Homey Gallery “The Icon Show” 2011, Chicago IL - selected artist

River East Art Center, “Chicago Art Open” Chicago, IL 2010 - group exhibition

SFA Home in the City, “Art of Design” Chicago, IL 2009 - selected artist

Flat Iron Fine Arts Building, “Six Points” Chicago, IL 2009 - group exhibition

McCord Art Gallery, “Crowning Glory” Palos, IL 2009 - juried

The Merchandise Mart, “Chicago Art Open” Chicago, IL 2009 - group exhibition

Evanston Art Center, “Evanston Biennial Exhibition” Evanston, IL 2008 - juried

McCord Art Gallery, “Essence of Color” Palos, IL 2008 - juried

McCord Art Gallery, Works in Pastel” Palos, Il 2007 - juried

Chicago Cultural Center , Mark DeSuvero “Peace Tower” 2007- selected artist

South Western Michigan, “Art Attack” 2007 and 2008 -solo artist