Justin Bursk


Contact Information

jjbursk@yahoo.com

Phone: 215-757-2562

http://www.justinjosephbursk.com/

Crane Old School 1425 N. 2nd Street, Studio 3S Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting & Drawing

Sculpture / 3D

Artist's Statement

I use what I use to do what I do to get done what I need to get done. I work with materials in the same way the viewer or participant would interact with my work. I come upon things. I search things out. I rationalize decisions. I successfully make connections. My objects are blatantly homemade, the result of tinkering and exploring. The result or “art” in turn produces a humble yet awkward situation in which the viewer can reach his or her own conclusion from a position of authority.

Selected Exhibitions

2012
Bookstore, Drift Station, Lincoln, NE

2010 – 2011
Snowflake Salon, 110 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Your Swimming Brain, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

From facebook to the studio, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Vox V, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Ryan Trecartin and Larry Mangel

This is the end, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA

Looking for Love, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Isaiah Zagar

2008
Annual Juried Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2007
Playing with Fire, The Texas Firehouse, Long Island City, NY

2006
Interactive, Seton Hall University, West Orange, NJ

2005
SUMFA 10, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Robert Storr

Taboo Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
Juror: Jerry Saltz

2004
Window on Broad, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Hubris, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Curator: The Pond

2002
Greater Philadelphia, The Levy Galleries Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Six Degrees in Cold Storage: College Art Association MFA Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Bucks County High School Art Faculty Exhibition, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

2000 – 2003
Works In Progress Exhibition Hamilton Hall Galleries, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Risk of Play, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

1998
BFA Exhibition, Tyler Gallery, Elkins Park, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2010
Thurrow, Chuck, “In Conversation,” Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
(catalog)

Donahue, Victoria, “10 friends,” The Philadelphia Inqiurer

2005
Moore, Carol and Gerard Brown, “SUMFA 10,” The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
(catalog)

2004
Coyle, David, Howard Fonda, Jeff M. Ward, “Hubris,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
(catalog)

Teaching Experience

2005 – 2009
Instructor Continuing Ed Dept., Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, Philadelphia, PA

1997 – Present
Art Teacher, K-12 Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, PA

1999
Risk of Play Workshop, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

Awards and Honors

2000
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Award, The Lab School of Washington, Washington, DC

1999
Cultural Incentives Grant, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

Education

2003
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

1997
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
BFA, Painting
Certificate in Art Education K-12