I have lived in Paris since I left California in 1972.
I use the paint brush as a transformational tool.
I become what I’m painting so I can move on.

KATHY BURKE

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PAINTINGS

A SMALL SELECTION FROM HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS

CATHEDRAL
MOODS

MINIATURES

PARIS
PORTRAITS

MODEL
SESSIONS

MOVIE
STILLS

THE EMPTY
STUDIO

SHADOW
THEATER

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VIDEO

CATHEDRAL
MOODS

PARIS
PORTRAIT

PORTRAIT
SESSIONS

LIVE
PAINTING

A film by Jean d'Arc - Portrait d'artiste © 2014

PARIS PORTRAIT

In my series “Paris Portraits” I am painting 100 standing life size portraits of contemporary artists in Paris: painters, photographers, writers, filmmakers, actors, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, and many more that have come from all parts of the world. A series of videos are documenting the portrait session. The portraits and videos combine to capture Paris in a temporal way, continually renewing itself by its mythic pull.

“Kathy Burke draws out the quintessence of what her vision singles out to embrace… mixing warm and cold in accordance with her expressive nature.”

Gerard Xurigueria, Paris art critic

A silent introduction to “Movies” by Jean de Boysson 2008

PORTRAIT SESSIONS

I paint the fellow traveler where our paths intersect. The actual posing time in the session is only about an hour. The portrait advances from the canvas with the intensity of confrontation. The portrait is finished when the painting becomes more alive than the model. It does not happen gradually. It happens suddenly. I have learned to respect this moment and to stop. A third person steps forward.

"During her brief portrait sessions, with rapid brush stokes wielded like a surgeon’s scalpel…Kathy Burke succeeds in pulling out the deepest interior of each of her models."

Francis Parent, Paris art critic

LIVE PAINTING

…can be part of an event or the event itself
…can take place inside or outside or on stage
…can be an event for an intimate group or thousands
…can be projected on a big screen to be seen by all

The creative experience is shared with the public as a series of guests are invited to pose for me.

“She captures the peculiarities and attitudes of each one, and translates on canvas the emotions felt at that instant… Rapidly, the portrait imposes itself.”

Francis Coffrant, Paris art critic

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BIO


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PRESSE

SOLO
SHOWS

GROUP
SHOWS

VIDEOS

EDUCATION

2014   PORTRAIT ART TODAY II, Éric Patou, Paris

2013   SHANGHAI ELITE TRAVELER, China

2012   PORTRAIT ART TODAY, Éric Patou, Paris

 2011   PARIS NEWS, Terrance Gelanter, Paris

2010   NUDE ART TODAY ll, Éric Patou, Paris

2009   NUDE ART TODAY, Éric Patou, Paris

2004   THE SPIRIT OF HULA, Leilani Petranek, Hawaii

2004   THE SPIRIT OF HULA, Shari “Iolani Floyd Berinobis, Hawaii

2004   PARIS VOICE, “About Face”, Paris

2003   HONOLULU, “A Halau in Paris”, Hawaii

2001   KÖLNER EXPRESS, “Schrille Domspitzen”, Germany

2001   KÖLNER WOCHENSPIEGEL,
            “House-Gala in der Flora mit DJ-Grössen”

2001   KÖLNER STADT-UNZIEGER, “Mega-Charity-Party”, Germany

2001   KÖLNER WOCHENSPIEGEL, “Gala für Kinder”, Germany

2001   KÖLNER ILLUSTRIERTE, “Jeden Tag”ne gute Tat!”, Germany

2001   LIVE (Cologne), “Jeden Tag”ne gute Tat!”, Germany

2001   KÖLNER EXPRESS, “Kultparty hilft Kids”, Germany

1999   L”ARTISTE, “Attraction du regard”, Paris

1997   L'ŒIL, “Fondation Mona Bismarck”, Paris

1997   VALEURS DE L’ART No50, “Fondation Mona Bismarck”, Paris

1997   BIBA, “Artistes Américains en France”, Paris

1997   ENCORE, L”expo du mois, Paris

1997   LE COURRIER DE PARIS 16e, “Fondation Mona Bismarck”, Paris

1997   FONTENAY, N°42 Kiosque, Paris

1997   VOICE, “American artists in France”, Paris

1993   HIlLLINGEN IN HERNE, “Kunst-Jamboree”, Belgium

1992   PARIS QLIC, “The enigmatic Kathy Burke”, Paris

1990   LA PENSÉE RUSSE, “Le Paris de Kathy Burke”, Paris

1990   ARTENSION, “Décembre à Granville”, Paris

1990   LA PRESSE DE LA MANCHE
            “Le Souffle de la sensibilité à Granville”, Jean Fouace

1988   DEMEURES ET CHATEAUX, “Chefs d'œuvres”, Paris

1987   LE FIGARO, "Brive : L'Art dans la Ville”, Paris

1987   LE DESSIN “La Peinture Figurative depuis les Années 50”, 
           Gérard Xuriguera

1986   THE BOSTON GLOBE, “La Jeunesse in Art”, Boston

1986   PASSION OF PARIS , “That Ageless Quality”, Paris

1985   MANIFESTE (Mensuel Art Plastiques), “36e Salon”, Paris

1984   VOICE “A Portrait of a Portrait Artist”, Paris

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 2011    Terrance Gelenter Invites, Paris

2008   "Live Painting" Private Studio, Paris

2007   “Fête de l'été", Duisburg

2005   “Live Painting”, Private Studio, Paris

2004   Karina Turr, Hannover

2003   Fondation Icar, Paris

2003   American Chamber of Commerce, Paris

2002   “Portraits Ephémère II”, Private Studio, Paris

2002   “Dimanches à Thème”, Private Studio, Paris

 2001   “Portraits Ephémère”, Private Studio, Paris

 2001   “Domspitzen House Gala”, Cologne

2000   “Paris Portraits”, Private Studio, Paris

 1999   “L'heure Bleue”, Private Studio, Paris

 1997   “20 ans après”, Cité des Arts, Paris

 1996   “Nouvel Atelier, Grand Format”, Paris

 1994   “Les Archétypes” Private Studio, Paris

 1993   W.I.C.E., Paris

 1992   “La Dame en Rouge”, Studio, Paris

 1992   E 21C HERNE, Belgique

 1992   Dalsace, Paris

 1991    Grace Teshima, Paris

 1990   Galerie Eonnet Dupuis, “Beaubourg”, Paris

 1988   "Mac 2000", Prix du Jury, Grand Palais, Paris

 1990   Galerie IBO, Munich

 1986   “Avis de Recherche”, Private Studio, Paris

 1984   “In the Shadows”, Private Studio, Paris

 1984   “Flashes”, Private Studio, Paris

 1984   “Liens Invisibles”, Private Studio, Paris

 1981    “Studies”, Cité des Arts, Paris

 1976    “Spirits and Stories”, Cité des Arts, Paris

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2016   Carte Blanche a Mona Moore, Projection films, Paris

2015   Galerie Agathe Gaillard collection Eduard Boubat, Paris

2010   Haitï Action Artistes, Maison des Artistes, Paris

2009   “Nude Art Today” Espace Commines, Paris

2008   Salon Art du Nu, Paris

2007   “L’Art et la Bannière” Prayssac

2007   S.N.P.Psy, Paris

2005   Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii

2004   Les Musées de Chateauroux

2004   Espace Belleville, Paris

1999   “Ateliers Choisis”, Mairie du VIe, Paris

1999   “Fête de la Seine”, Pont des Arts, Paris

1998   “Figures Libres”, Mairie du VIIIe, Paris

1998   “Ho'Okupu”, Poèmes, Gulden, Paris

1997    Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris

1997    Salon de l'Ephémère, Paris

1997    Galerie Nicole Buck, Strasbourg

1994   E21C Herne, Belgique

1993   Galerie Eonnet-Dupuy, Paris

1993   Le Vieux Moulin, Rouen

1992   L'Usine Culturelle, Vallée de l'Andelle

1991    “Le Salon de Mai”, Grand Palais, Paris

1991    “Le Salon des Antilles”, Paris

1990   Galerie C.I.R.C.E., “MAC 2000”, Paris

1990   La Galerie Hollande, Granville

1990   “Actuels”, Les Andelys

1990   “Gal”art”, Annemasse

1989   “Multimédia”, Honfleur

1989   “Le Salon d'Octobre”, Brives

1989   “SOS Arménie”, Espace Cardin, Paris

1989   “Signes, Codes, Symboles”, Paris

1988   “Fermate im alten wartesaal” Cologne

1988   1er Prix "MAC 2000”, Grand Palais, Paris

1987   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

1986   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

1986   International Art Agency, Paris

1986   “Sphinx”, Galerie Façade, Paris

1985   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

1984   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

1983   “Cinq Femmes”, Montreuil

1983   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

1977    “Salon de l”Automne”, Grand Palais, Paris

1976    Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1975   “Femmes”, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris

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 2014   TV Trip Flip Bert in Paris France, USA

 2014   Kathy Burke “Portrait d’Artiste”, Jean d'Arc, Paris

 2014    Paris Institute of Creative Arts, Michael McCarthy, Paris

 2012    “Instants d’Émotion” Kathy Burke
             Portraitiste, Pub TV Interflora, France

 2008   Kathy Burke’s Paris Portraits, "The Movies", Jean de Boysson:
             The Dancer, The Chef, The Writer

 2003   “De Hawaï a Paris”, Arnaud Dufour, Paris

 2002   “Live Portrait Domspitzen”, Sven, Cologne Germany

 2001   "Wedding Bronze One", Diana Smith, Paris

 2001   “Portrait de Gurgon Kyap”, Victtorio Pisu, Vimeo, Paris

 2001   “Portrait de Danseuses Hawaïenne”, Vittorio Pisu, Paris

 2000  “Portrait Alain Toco”, Madeleine Barchevska, Paris

 2000  “Kathy Burke a portrait in one hour”, Vittorio Pisu, Paris

  1999   “Portrait de Makeda”, Jean de Boysson, Paris

   1987   “Portraits à Paris”, Hubert de Maximy, Paris

   1987   “Portrait de critique surréaliste José Pierre”, CNRS, Paris

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2004/2014  Professor of Life Drawing for Wells College New York
                     Study Abroad Program in Paris, France

2005/2013   Professor of Life Drawing and Painting for Point Loma
                     University San Diego Study Program in Paris, France

1992/2001   Professor of Life Drawing and Painting for
                     Walt Disney artists, Walt Disney Company, Paris, France

1991/2003   Research in Perception with Doctor Prime, E21C,
                     Bruxelles, Belgium

1980/1988   Life Drawing workshop in private studio, Paris, France

 1969/1971   Public School Teacher in Santee School District,
                      San Diego, California

          1969   California Teaching Credential from California State
                     University at Long Beach

          1968   Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at
                     Santa Barbara and California State University at
                     San Francisco with majors in Art and Anthropology

 

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KATHY BURKE

I have lived in Paris since I left California
in 1972. I use the paint brush as
a transformational tool. I become what
I’m painting so I can move on.

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PAINTINGS

A SMALL SELECTION
FROM HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS

>

VIDEO

>

BIO


DOWNLOAD CV

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  • PRESSE

    2014  PORTRAIT ART TODAY II, Éric Patou, Paris

    2013  SHANGHAI ELITE TRAVELER, China

    2012  PORTRAIT ART TODAY, Éric Patou, Paris

    2011  PARIS NEWS, Terrance Gelanter, Paris

    2010  NUDE ART TODAY ll, Éric Patou, Paris

    2009  NUDE ART TODAY, Éric Patou, Paris

    2004  THE SPIRIT OF HULA, Leilani Petranek, Hawaii

    2004  THE SPIRIT OF HULA, Shari “Iolani Floyd Berinobis, Hawaii

    2004  PARIS VOICE, “About Face”, Paris

    2003  HONOLULU, “A Halau in Paris”, Hawaii

    2001  KÖLNER EXPRESS, “Schrille Domspitzen”, Germany

    2001  KÖLNER WOCHENSPIEGEL,
               “House-Gala in der Flora mit DJ-Grössen”

    2001  KÖLNER STADT-UNZIEGER, “Mega-Charity-Party”, Germany

    2001  KÖLNER WOCHENSPIEGEL, “Gala für Kinder”, Germany

    2001  KÖLNER ILLUSTRIERTE, “Jeden Tag”ne gute Tat!”, Germany

    2001  LIVE (Cologne), “Jeden Tag”ne gute Tat!”, Germany

    2001  KÖLNER EXPRESS, “Kultparty hilft Kids”, Germany

    1999   L”ARTISTE, “Attraction du regard”, Paris

    1997   L'ŒIL, “Fondation Mona Bismarck”, Paris

    1997   VALEURS DE L’ART No50, “Fondation Mona Bismarck”, Paris

    1997   BIBA, “Artistes Américains en France”, Paris

    1997   ENCORE, L'expo du mois, Paris

    1997   LE COURRIER DE PARIS 16e, “Fondation Mona Bismarck”, Paris

    1997   FONTENAY, N°42 Kiosque, Paris

    1997   VOICE, “American artists in France”, Paris

    1993   HIlLLINGEN IN HERNE, “Kunst-Jamboree”, Belgium

    1992   PARIS QLIC, “The enigmatic Kathy Burke”, Paris

    1990   LA PENSÉE RUSSE, “Le Paris de Kathy Burke”, Paris

    1990   ARTENSION, “Décembre à Granville”, Paris

    1990   LA PRESSE DE LA MANCHE “Le Souffle de la sensibilité à
                Granville”, Jean Fouace

    1988   DEMEURES ET CHATEAUX, “Chefs d'œuvres”, Paris

    1987   LE FIGARO, "Brive : L'Art dans la Ville”, Paris

    1987   LE DESSIN “La Peinture Figurative depuis les Années 50”,
               Gérard Xuriguera

    1986   THE BOSTON GLOBE, “La Jeunesse in Art”, Boston

    1986   PASSION OF PARIS , “That Ageless Quality”, Paris

    1985   MANIFESTE (Mensuel Art Plastiques), “36e Salon”, Paris

    1984   VOICE “A Portrait of a Portrait Artist”, Paris

  • SOLO SHOWS

    2011     Terrance Gelenter Invites, Paris

    2008    "Live Painting" Private Studio, Paris

    2007    “Fête de l'été", Duisburg

    2005    “Live Painting”, Private Studio, Paris

    2004    Karina Turr, Hannover

    2003    Fondation Icar, Paris

    2003    American Chamber of Commerce, Paris

    2002    “Portraits Ephémère II”, Private Studio, Paris

    2002    “Dimanches à Thème”, Private Studio, Paris

     2001   “Portraits Ephémère”, Private Studio, Paris

     2001   “Domspitzen House Gala”, Cologne

    2000   “Paris Portraits”, Private Studio, Paris

     1999   “L'heure Bleue”, Private Studio, Paris

     1997   “20 ans après”, Cité des Arts, Paris

     1996   “Nouvel Atelier, Grand Format”, Paris

     1994   “Les Archétypes” Private Studio, Paris

     1993    W.I.C.E., Paris

     1992   “La Dame en Rouge”, Private Studio, Paris

     1992   E 21C HERNE, Belgique

     1992   Dalsace, Paris

     1991    Grace Teshima, Paris

     1990   Galerie Eonnet Dupuis, “Beaubourg”, Paris

     1988   Mac 2000, Prix du Jury, Grand Palais, Paris

     1990   Galerie IBO, Munich

     1986   “Avis de Recherche”, Private Studio, Paris

     1984   “In the Shadows”, Private Studio, Paris

     1984   “Flashes”, Private Studio, Paris

     1984   “Liens Invisibles”, Private Studio, Paris

     1981    “Studies”, Cité des Arts, Paris

     1976    “Spirits and Stories”, Cité des Arts, Paris

  • Group Shows

    2016   Carte Blanche a Mona Moore - Projection films, Paris

    2015   Galerie Agathe Gaillard collection Eduard Boubat, Paris

    2010   Haitï Action Artistes, Maison des Artistes, Paris

    2009   “Nude Art Today” Espace Commines, Paris

    2008   Salon Art du Nu, Paris

    2007   “L’Art et la Bannière” Prayssac

    2007   S.N.P.Psy, Paris

    2005   Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii

    2004   Les Musées de Chateauroux

    2004   Espace Belleville, Paris

    1999   “Ateliers Choisis”, Mairie du VIe, Paris

    1999   “Fête de la Seine”, Pont des Arts, Paris

    1998   “Figures Libres”, Mairie du VIIIe, Paris

    1998   “Ho'Okupu”, Poèmes, Gulden, Paris

    1997    Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris

    1997    Salon de l'Ephémère, Paris

    1997    Galerie Nicole Buck, Strasbourg

    1994   E21C Herne, Belgique

    1993   Galerie Eonnet-Dupuy, Paris

    1993   Le Vieux Moulin, Rouen

    1992   L'Usine Culturelle, Vallée de l'Andelle

    1991    “Le Salon de Mai”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1991    “Le Salon des Antilles”, Paris

    1990   Galerie C.I.R.C.E., “MAC 2000”, Paris

    1990   La Galerie Hollande, Granville

    1990   “Actuels”, Les Andelys

    1990   “Gal”art”, Annemasse

    1989   “Multimédia”, Honfleur

    1989   “Le Salon d'Octobre”, Brives

    1989   “SOS Arménie”, Espace Cardin, Paris

    1989   “Signes, Codes, Symboles”, Paris

    1988   “Fermate im alten wartesaal”, Cologne

    1988   1er Prix “MAC 2000”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1987   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1986   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1986   International Art Agency, Paris

    1986   “Sphinx”, Galerie Façade, Paris

    1985   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1984   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1983   “Cinq Femmes”, Montreuil

    1983   “Salon de la Jeune Peinture”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1977    “Salon de l”Automne”, Grand Palais, Paris

    1976   Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

    1975   “Femmes”, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris

  • VIDEOS

     2014  TV Trip Flip Bert in Paris France, USA

     2014  Kathy Burke “Portrait d’Artiste”, Jean d'Arc, Paris

     2014  Paris Institute of Creative Arts, Michael McCarthy, Paris

     2012  “Instants d’Émotion” Kathy Burke - Portraitiste,
                Pub TV Interflora, France

     2008  Kathy Burke’s Paris Portraits, "The Movies", Jean de Boysson:
                The Dancer, The Chef, The Writer

     2003  “De Hawaï a Paris”, Arnaud Dufour, Paris

     2002  “Live Portrait Domspitzen”, Sven, Cologne Germany

     2001  "Wedding Bronze One", Diana Smith, Paris

     2001  “Portrait de Gurgon Kyap”, Victtorio Pisu, Vimeo, Paris

     2001  “Portrait de Danseuses Hawaïenne”, Vittorio Pisu, Paris

     2000  “Portrait Alain Toco”, Madeleine Barchevska, Paris

     2000  “Kathy Burke a portrait in one hour”, Vittorio Pisu, Paris

      1999  “Portrait de Makeda”, Jean de Boysson, Paris

      1987  “Portraits à Paris”, Hubert de Maximy, Paris

      1987  “Portrait de critique surréaliste José Pierre”, CNRS, Paris

  • EDUCATION

    2004/2014  Professor of Life Drawing for Wells College New York
                         Study Abroad Program in Paris, France

    2005/2013   Professor of Life Drawing and Painting for Point Loma
                          University San Diego Study Program in Paris, France

    1992/2001   Professor of Life Drawing and Painting for
                         Walt Disney artists, Walt Disney Company, Paris, France

    1991/2003   Research in Perception with Doctor Prime, E21C,
                         Bruxelles, Belgium

    1980/1988   Life Drawing workshop in private studio, Paris, France

    1969/1971    Public School Teacher in Santee School District,
                          San Diego, California

              1969   California Teaching Credential from California State
                         University at Long Beach

             1968    Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at
                         Santa Barbara and California State University at
                         San Francisco with majors in Art and Anthropology

     

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