KATHY BURKE

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.

PAINTINGS

A SMALL SELECTION FROM HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2014

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2015

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2014

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2014

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2014

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2013

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2014

51 X 39 IN. (130 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2014

11 X 6 1/2 IN. (27 X 16 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

9 1/2 X 7 1/2 IN. (24 X 19 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

9 1/2 X 7 1/2 IN. (24 X 19 CM) -ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

9 1/2 X 7 1/2 IN. (24 X 19 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

9 1/2 X 7 1/2 IN. (24 X 19 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

11 X 9 IN. (27 X 22 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

11 X 9 IN. (27 X 22 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

9 1/2 X 7 1/2 IN. (24 X 19 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2016

PHOTO OF THE ARTIST IN A PORTRAIT SESSION

78 X 38 IN. (195 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2007

78 X 38 IN. (195 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2007

78 X 38 IN. (197 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2003

78 X 38 IN. (197 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2007

78 X 38 IN. (197 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2007

78 X 38 IN. (197 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 1999

78 X 38 IN. (197 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON RAW LINEN 2007

PHOTO OF THE ARTIST AND MODEL IN A SESSION

46 X 29 IN. (116 X 73 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 1997

29 X 21 IN. (73 X 54 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2001

46 X 29 IN. (116 X 73 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 1999

29 X 21 IN. (73 X 54 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1991

22 X 16 IN. (55 X 46 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2001

24 X 14 IN. (61 X 38 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2001

29 X 21 IN. (73 X 54 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1991

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1988

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1991

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1987

46 X 29 IN. (116 X 73 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 1999

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

78 X 38 IN. (195 X 97 CM) - ACRYLIC ON LINEN 2005

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1987

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1990

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1992

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1991

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1986

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1987

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

58 X 45 IN. (146 X 114 CM) - OIL ON LINEN 1989

VIDEO

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

BIO

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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

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

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

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

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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