Jean Burdick

Jean Burdick

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    Artist's Biography

    Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA. Her process involves successive layers of patterns, textures, shapes and colors, beginning with silkscreen printing and enhanced by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Elements of the natural world are magnified, overlapped and obscured, reflecting the continual growth and change, which is the touchstone of the natural world.

    Burdick received her MFA degree from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and her BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and has worked as a textile designer and an arts educator.

    She is the recipient of awards and honors including a Visual Artist Residency to the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada in 2004; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator Fellowship Grant in 2007; Artist in Residence, Central Bucks School District in 2015 and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant as an Artist in Residence for the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA in 2017.

    Jean has exhibited nationally and is included in numerous corporate, public and private collections. Her work is represented in the collections of Allergan Corporation, Bridgewater, NJ; AtlantiCare/Fox Chase Cancer Care Institute, Cape May,NJ; AtlantiCare Mainland Campus, Galloway, NJ; Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell, NJ; Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ; Medical Arts Pavillion, University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ; Mercer Co. Cultural/ Historical Society, NJ; Mercy Health System, Norristown, PA; Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL; Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Philadelphia, PA; Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center, Florham Park, NJ; University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ.; and Yeshiva University, New York City, NY.

    Artist's Statement

    Through my observations of the natural world over the passage of time, I am inspired by the layering of light, pattern, texture and color. I am interested in the fragility of nature in a changing environment. I draw on my photographs of landscapes, both rural and urban, recording light, shadow and memory. In the studio process, I build each successive layer of pattern, texture, shape and color. Beginning with silkscreen printing, I enhance the image by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Each layer magnifies, overlaps, obscures or otherwise enhances the layers that came before. Reimagining what I have observed, I reference organic and man-made structures. The resulting images suggest narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and regeneration, producing a memoir of places and transitions.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo

    2015
    Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

    Pennswood Gallery, Newtown, PA

    Rittenhouse 1715 Boutique Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

    2014
    Princeton Medical Arts Pavillion, Plainsboro, NJ

    The Chapin School, Princeton, NJ

    2013, 2012, 2010
    3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    St Asaph Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA

    2010
    The Silva Gallery of Art, The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ

    2007
    Marguerite & James Hutchins Gallery, The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ

    2006
    Janssen Pharmaceutical/Division of Johnson & Johnson, Titusville, NJ

    Life Gallery, E. Williamsburg, NY

    2005
    Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

    Group

    2019
    76th Annual Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

    Catalyze, Cambridge Innovation Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Art of the State, State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, PA

    Beyond Mark-Making, ArtWorks, Trenton, NJ

    New Now II, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2019-2016
    A Celebration of Art and Life, Perelman Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Winter Juried Show, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Juror: Luella Tripp

    Annual Print Exhibition, Artworks, Trenton, NJ

    2017
    Ellarslie Open, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

    Starwheel Printers, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA

    11th Annual Exhibition, Goggleworks, Reading, PA
    (catalogue)

    Annual Print Exhibit, Print Center of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

    Tapestry, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Hope for the Holidays, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

    2016
    Inspired by Nature, Summit Medical Group, Berkeley Heights, NJ

    Different Paths, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    215/610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

    2015
    Impressions : The Art of the Print, The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
    Invitational

    Intersection, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    5 Expressions, Abstract Expressions Gallery, Mt. Holly, NJ

    2014
    Annual Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    5, Five Artists, Five Visions, Silva Gallery of Art, Pennington, NJ

    2013
    Art Connections 9, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    PaperWorks, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
    Invitational

    2012
    Fresh Impressions, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Snowflake Salon Invitational, Bridge Club, Phlladelphia, PA

    Trenton Makes, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

    2011
    Square Foot Art Basel Miami, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

    Water, Water Anywhere, Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

    5 x 5, West Windsor Art Council, Princeton Junction , NJ

    2010
    Reality and Artifice, New Jersey Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
    (catalogue)

    Art on Paper, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

    2009
    New Jersey Green, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ

    A Reference for Water, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

    2008
    Annual Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

    Inside and Out: Selections from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist Fellows, Maloney Art Gallery, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
    (catalogue)

    2007
    Pink at Perkins, The Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
    Invitational

    Annual Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

    Works on Paper, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    National Printmaking, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

    2006
    National Print Exhibition, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

    Phillips’ Mill 77th Annual Exhibition, New Hope, PA

    2005
    Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

    Faculty Show: Mercer County Community College, Artworks Gallery Trenton, NJ

    2004
    Critical Mass: A Mid Atlantic Exhibition, The 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

    American Impressions, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
    (catalogue)

    Annual Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

    TAWA at 25 Exhibition, The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
    (catalogue)

    2003
    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Rosenwald-Wolf Galleries, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Annual Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    Juried Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

    2002
    NorthEast Prints 2002, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
    (catalogue)

    Annual Print Exhibit, Print Center of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

    60th Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

    2001
    Eyes on Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

    Works in Progress, Hamilton Hall Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2000
    Preserving the Garden: Saving New Jersey Landscape, The Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ and the Nabisco Corporate Gallery, East Hanover, NJ

    Bibliography

    2018
    Purcell, Janet, “Transcendence” The Times of Trenton, April 2018

    2014
    Dube, Ilene,“Artist Jean Burdick With Work to Heal” US 1 News, September 2014

    “Bucks County Artist Shows in Princeton” Bucks County Herald, September 2014

    “Chapin Gallery Features Jean Burdick” Town Topics, August 2014

    2013
    Otterbein, Holly, “First Friday Focus” Citypaper, December 2013

    2011
    Dube, Ilene, “Needed: Lasers, Scalpels-and 600 Pieces of Art” US 1 News, November 2011

    Purcell,Janet, “Quintet of Artists Share Work in ‘5 x ‘5," The Times, October 2011

    2010
    Miller, Lynn, “The Flux of the Natural World” West Windsor & Plainsboro News, January 2010

    2008
    "'Artists are in their Elements' at Trenton’s Gallery 125," The Times, March 2008

    2007
    Dube, Ilene, “Layers of Meaning” The Princeton Packet, November 2007

    “Navigating Terrains Finds Way to Lawrence” The Times, November 2007

    "Embarrassment of Riches" The Princeton Packet, November 2007

    2006
    Purcell, Janet,“Traces Pairs Two Artists With a Connection” The Times, December 2006

    2005
    “Trenton City Museum: “TAWA Invitational II” The Bucks County Courier Times, August 2005

    “TAWA Exhibit Brings Cutting Edge to Ellarslie” The Times, June 2005

    2004
    Bischoff, Dan, “Printmakers Chart a Land of New Myths” The Newark Star Ledger, June 2004

    Rivera, F.R, “At Mercer, an Artful Shell Game” U.S.1, April 2004

    Purcell, Janet “TAWA Works are Diverse and Smartly Displayed” The Times, July 2004

    Professional Experience

    2012-present
    Adjunct instructor, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

    2004-2006
    Adjunct Instructor, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

    1985-2011
    Art Instructor, Public and Private Schools Grades 1-12

    1975-1985
    Textile Designer, Groot and Mislove Designs, New York, NY

    Affiliations

    Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Frontline Arts, Somerville, NJ
    Starwheel Printers, Philadelphia, PA
    James A. Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Database, Doylestown, PA

    Awards and Honors

    2019
    Dottie Sloan Memorial Award for Painting, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

    2018
    Best in Show: Fiber Arts, Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

    2017
    Artist in Residence, National Endowment for the Arts Grant Art for All, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

    First Place, Artworks Annual Print Exhibition, Trenton, NJ

    2015
    Artist in Residence, Holicong Middle School, Central Bucks School District, PA

    2013
    Best in Show, Celebration of Art and Life, Hospital of the Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    Juror’s Award, Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown,NJ

    2007
    Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Award, Visual Artist/Educator Fellowship

    2006
    Juror’s Award, Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    2004
    Johnson & Johnson Purchase Prize, 48th Annual National Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

    Juror’s Award, Mercer County Artists Exhibit, Mercer Co Community College, West Windsor, NJ

    2003
    Residency in Visual Arts, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

    Purchase Award, Mercer County Artists Exhibit, Mercer Co Community College, West Windsor, NJ

    2001-2003
    MFA Merit Scholarship, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1996
    New Jersey Network Grant, awarded for Interdisciplinary Art and Music Program, Newark, NJ

    Collections

    Allergan, Inc, Bridgewater, NJ
    AtlantiCare/Fox Chase Cancer Care Institute, Cape May, NJ
    AtlantiCare Mainland Campus, Galloway, NJ
    Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell, NJ
    Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
    Mercer County Cultural and Historical Society, Trenton, NJ
    Mercy Health System, Norristown, PA
    Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
    Penn Medicine at Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, NJ
    Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Philadelphia, PA
    Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center, Florham Park, NJ
    ShadowTrader Technologies, Haverford, PA
    Temple Israel, Croton on Hudson, NY
    Penn Medicine at Plainsboro, Plainsboro, NJ
    Yeshiva University, New York, NY

    Represented in Private Collections

    Education

    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    MFA, Painting

    Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
    MEd, Art Education

    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    BFA, Painting