Jesse Burke

Jesse Burke, photo by Scott Lapham.

Jesse Burke, photo by Scott Lapham.

Jesse Burke is a New England native and currently lives in Rhode Island with his wife and their three girls—Clover, Poppy, and Honey. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is a faculty member, and his BFA from the University of Arizona. Burke’s work deals with themes related to vulnerability and identity, as well as humans’ complicated relationship with nature. His monograph, Intertidal, was published by Decode Books in 2008. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad, including The Haggerty Museum, the Perth Center for Photography, and the Tucson Museum of Art, and is held in many private and public collections, among them the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the RISD Museum.

Source: NetWorks 2013 – 2014 Catalogue


Untitled (from the Wild + Precious series), 2013
C-prints; various dimensions Newport Art Museum, Gift of Joseph A. Chazan, MD


Video: Richard Goulis
Music: Sunny Italy
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan M.D.

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