Matthew Byram Burke, M.F.A.

School of the Arts (SotA) -
Associate Professor
M.F.A., Sculpture, Queens College, CUNY
Primary office:
Chalmers Hall, B001
University of Kansas
1467 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-3102
Second office:
No Address



Summary

Education

M.F.A., Sculpture, Queens College, CUNY
B.A., Fine Arts, Colby College

Teaching

Research

Service

Selected Work

Neighborhood Pocket Libraries: Kansas. Matthew Burke. Lawrence Public Library. Throughout Lawrence community. Lawrence, KS. Permanent. 11/1/2011 - 7/31/2014. Lead artist is curator on a reclamation project utilizing the trees felled as a result of the Lawrence Public Library's expansion. Lumber to be re-purposed as material for small community libraries. Works to be auctioned to benefit the Friends of the Library
Artist in Residence, Salina Art Center. Salina, KS. 12/31/2008. Awarded $1,200 for artist-in-residence and for outdoor public art installation, The Massasagua Project, Smoky Hill River Festival
Artist in Residence, The Ragdale Foundation. Lake Forest, IL. 12/31/2008. Residency Fellow
Artist in Residence, Sculpture Space, Inc. Awarded $2,000 artist residency stipend. Utica, NY. 12/31/2002
Artist in Residence, Rockville High School. Rockville, CT. 12/31/2001. State funded artist-in-residence. Workshop on self portrait project entitled HOME, a permanent installation in the school
Artist in Residence,. Connemara Residency, awarded to create You Are Here, public sculpture. Allen, TX. 12/31/1999
Tiny Sculpture Exhibition. Studios Inc.. Kansas City. MO. USA. 2017
Future Bound. Gould Evans/Lawrence Arts Center. Lawrence. KS. USA. 2017
When We Hear Water. Salina Art Center. Salina. KS. USA. 2017
Smoky Hill River Festival Installation Exhibition. Salina Art Center featured artist. Salina. KS. USA. 2017
Heating Up: Artists Respond to Climate Change. The Lawrence Percollator. Lawrence. KS. USA. 2016
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. North Bennington Urban and Residential Environs. North Bennington. VT. USA. 2015
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. North Bennington Urban and Residential Environs. North Bennington. VT. USA. 2014
2013 Faculty Show. Art & Design Gallery. Lawrence. KS. USA. 2013
Faculty Show. Art and Design Gallery, The University of Kansas. Lawrence. KS. 2011
Final Fridays. regional exhibition, Hobbs-Taylor Loft Building. Lawrence. KS. 2010
Tendrils, Tunnels, and Pathways. Curated by George V. Speer, PhD., NAU Art Museum, Northern Arizona Sate University. Flagstaff. AZ. 2010
2 Canoes. Commissioned Sculpture Installation, Sherman Hospital. Elgin. IL. 2009
As Above, So Below. Harry Kyug Gallery. Pittsburg. KS. 2009
Swoop, Pulse, Shift: Shape and Time. Alexandre Hogue Gallery. Tulsa. OK. 2009
About Abstraction. Salina Art Center. Salina. KS. 2008
Avenue of the Arts. Public Art Installation. Kansas City. MO. 2008
Ad astra per aspera; To the Stars Through Difficulties. Wichita State University, Shiftspace. Wichita. KS. 2007
Faculty Show. Art and Design Gallery, The University of Kansas. Lawrence. KS. 2007
Greetings from NYC. BuzzerThirty. Queens. NY. 2007
Provost Gallery. KU Faculty, Office of Provost, The University of Kansas. Lawrence. KS. 2007
Affordable Art Show. Art Mine. Port Hadlock. WA. 2006
Art at MRB. The University of Kansas. Lawrence. KS. 2006
Four More Years!. BuzzerThirty. Queens. NY. 2006
Convergence, Paths and Structures. Art and Design Gallery, The University of Kansas. Lawrence. KS. 2005
Faculty Show. Art and Design Gallery, The University of Kansas. Lawrence. KS. 2005
For the Arts. University of Kansas Art and Design Faculty, Shook Hardy & Bacon. Overland Park. KS. 2005
Blending In, Measuring Up, Holding Back. BuzzerThirty. Queens. NY. 2004
Department of Fine Arts Exhibition. The New York Law School. New York. NY. 2004
2003 Faculty Art Exhibition. Chung-Chen Art Gallery, St John’s University. Queens. NY. 2003
BWAC Pier Show 11. Beard Street Pier. Brooklyn. NY. 2003
Stack and Bulge. Homer Babbidge Library, Stevens Gallery, University of Connecticut. Storrs. CT. 2003
3 Sculptors. Hopper House Art Center. Nyack. NY. 2002
Works in Progress. Sculpture Space, Inc.. Utica. NY. 2002
Coming of Age in Brooklyn. St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corp.. Brooklyn. NY. 2001
Made in the Shade. A Day for Families, PS1 MoMA. Queens. NY. 2001
Prayer Meeting. Arlene’s Grocery. NYC. 2001
RAGS. 2001
Artists Books. Brooklyn Museum of Art. NY. 2000
Convergence 2000. International Arts Festival. Providence. RI. 2000
6 Sculptors. LIU Campus. Brooklyn. NY. 1999
NYAEA Members Exhibition. Broome Street Gallery. New York. NY. 1999
You Are Here. Connemara Conservancy. Plano. TX. 1999
Media Maddness. Westbeth Gallery-OIA. New York. NY. 1998
Sculpture Between the Bridges. Empire-Fulton State Park. Brooklyn. NY. 1998
Under Construction. Broadway Windows, New York University. New York. NY. 1998
Contemporary Artwork. Erector Square Gallery. New Haven. CT. 1997
Summertime Show. Artworks Gallery, Inc.. Hartford. CT. 1997
Proposals Public Art. Klapper Gallery, Queens College. Queens. NY. 1996
Books Books Books. Klapper Gallery, Queens College. Queens. NY. 1995
Parking Meters, Whatever..., MFA thesis exhibition. Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College. NY. 1995
Parts. Klapper Gallery, Queens College. Queens. NY. 1994
Series of High Relief. Trident Cafe. Boston. MA. 1993
Figurative Sculpture. Senior Scholar exhibition, Jetté Gallery, Colby College. Waterville. ME. 1989
Brooklyn Museum of Art. New York. NY
University of Kansas, Office of the Provost. Lawrence. KS
Sherman Hospital. Elgin. IL
Rhode Island Historical Society, Education collection. Providence. RI
Printed Matter. New York. NY
Museum of Modern Art Library. New York. NY
Joan Flasch Artist's Book Collection, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago. IL
Cleveland Institute of Art Library. Cleveland. OH
Art Director's Club. New York. NY

Selected Presentations

Burke, M. B., Johnson, W., McCoy, K., & Detrixhe, R. (10/27/2017). Sustainable Practices in the Arts. 27th International Sculpture Center Conference. Kansas City, MO. https://www.sculpture.org/kc2017/bios.shtml
Burke, M. B. (7/31/2017). When We Hear Water, An Artist's Talk. When We Hear Water, A Sculpture Installation. Salina Art Center. https://twitter.com/salinaartcenter/status/883382736614035457
Burke, M. B., & Hogard, T. (4/24/2016 - 4/24/2016). Timber Framing Practices. The Commons, The Natural History Museum, and the Spencer Museum of Art, Second Annual Day of Creativity. University of Kansas, The Commons. https://news.ku.edu/2016/04/11/public-invited-second-annual-day-creativity
Burke, M. B. (10/1/2015 - 10/31/2015). The Sun Hive, A Biodynamic Way of Bee keeping. Science on Tap, The Biodiversity Institute and The Natural History Museum. Free State Brewery, Lawrence, KS. https://biodiversity.ku.edu/visit/events/science-on-tap-wildlife-protect...

Selected Grants

Meditations on Best Recycling Practices: Poems Inspired by Hellen and Newton Harrison, Eco-Art Pioneers. Center for Service Learning. $500.00. Submitted 1/1/2017 (1/1/2018 - 6/30/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Riparian Reserve: A Public, Outdoor Sculpture; A Community Collaboration Inspired by The Friend's of the Law Kansas River Scrap Metal Remediation Initiative. $9000.00. Submitted 1/15/2017 (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018). Project is in process, and the following has been accomplished. Information about non-profit activity of Friends of the Kaw collected by way of two interviews, one with the River Keeper, the other with Friends of the Kaw, Education Director. The information collected from these interviews will help shape the public information narrative aspect of the sculpture. Also completed is the acquisition of the wood necessary for constructing the information kiosks.. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
When We Hear Water: A Contemplative Installation in Water, Stone, and Wood. The Salina Art Center. $5500.00. Submitted 1/15/2017 (5/15/2017 - 8/31/2017). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, St Joseph, MO. Allied Arts Council, St. Joseph, MO. $500.00. Submitted 9/1/2013 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2015). Outcome of KU General Research Fund. Creation and exhibition of outdoor sculpture.. Other States. Status: Funded. Sole artist, sculptor
Toward the construction and implementation of Sun Hives, Alternatively Shaped Honey Bee Hives. KU Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Mini-Grant Award. $500.00. Submitted 5/15/2015 (9/1/2015 - 12/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The Center for Teaching Excellence, The Best Practice Institute. $500.00. Submitted 5/1/2015 (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The OREAD Project. KU Center for Sustainability. $500.00. Submitted 5/1/2015 (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture SHow. $50.00. Submitted 4/1/2013 (7/1/2013 - 1/31/2015). Outcome of GRF. Private. Status: Funded. Outdoor sculpture exhibition
An Abounding Asset, The Diligent Reserve: 100th Anniversary of the Federal Reserve Banking System. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO. $25000.00. (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2014). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded. Execution of commemorative sculpture for 100 year anniversary in cooperation with students from the University of Kansas. The award of the commission was based upon the faculty's merit as a researcher and his performance as a consultant leading up to the award. The faculty's contribution to the project calls upon his role both as a teacher and researcher. Research involved conceiving a method whereby objects donated by client could be utilized within a compelling work of art. Creating said works of art. High degree of client contact requiring utilization of professional skills: negotiation, presentation, communication, creation and presentation of budget, in addition to week-by-week project development per client need. Installation and dedication ceremony of this permanently exhibited artwork, fall 2014. The faculty member has presented the project three times in the last year in the Art and Design Building with an open invitation to all faculty.
Neighborhood Pocket Libraries. Charlotte Street Foundation in the Spencer Art Museum through the Rocket Grant program funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. (12/31/2014). Foundation. Status: Not Funded
Hardwood 12 Seat Dining Table. Sean and Sylvia Ramsaywak. $2300.00. Submitted 7/1/2013 (7/1/2013 - 7/31/2013). Private. Status: Funded. Commissioned production of fine hardwood furniture
The Creation of Outdoor, Site-specific Sculpture Utilizing Principles of Sacred Space and Geomancy in order to Address Issues of Ecological Maladjustment. University of Kansas. $4000.00. (12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Awarded for Nexus: Toward New Land Art, an outdoor public artwork constructed on the grounds of the Lexington Art League. Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY. $2000.00. (12/31/2010). Other States. Status: Funded
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences International Travel Grant. University of Kansas. $1500.00. (12/31/2010). Other States. Status: Funded. Toward travel to International Sculpture Center 22nd Annual Conference, London, UK.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Grant. University of Kansas. $700.00. (12/31/2010). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Awarded $700 toward travel to solo exhibition, Nexus: Toward New Land Art, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Travel Grant. University of Kansas. $750.00. (12/31/2010). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Toward travel to solo exhibition, As Above, So Below, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS.
Community Arts Development Grant. LexArts. $2000.00. (12/31/2010). Other States. Status: Funded. Awarded to Lexington Art League for Nexus: Toward New Land Art, an outdoor public artwork constructed on the grounds of the Lexington Art League.
Awarded for solo exhibition Swoop, Pulse, Shift: Shape and Time, as well as a workshop and artist lecture. University of Tulsa. $20000.00. (12/31/2009). Other University. Status: Funded
Commission for aquisition of 2 Canoes sculpture installation in new Sherman Hospital complex, Elgin, IL. Corporate Art Sales, Chicago, IL. $8000.00. (12/31/2009). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Limb Tunnel. Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE. $2000.00. (12/31/2009). Foreign (company, govt, agencies, etc.). Status: Funded. An outdoor public artwork constructed on the grounds of the Arbor Day Foundation.
School of Fine Arts Travel Grant. University of Kansas. $300.00. (12/31/2009). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. For group exhibition, Artisan Woods at Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE.
Shimomura Fund for Research and Development in Art. University of Kansas. $500.00. (12/31/2009). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Awarded for solo exhibition, Swoop, Pulse, Shift: Shape and Time at University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
Fellowship. Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, Northwood University, Midland, MI. $4000.00. (12/31/2007). Other University. Status: Funded. Awarded for center fellowship.
Back in the Woods, Familiar Forms and Collective Narrative, A Sculpture Installation. University of Kansas. $8000.00. (12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Awarded maximum amount.
Art at MRB Research Fund. University of Kansas. $200.00. (12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. For installation of 5 Months sculpture as part of Art at MRB exhibition.
Shimomura Fund for Research and Development in Art. University of Kansas. $300.00. (12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. For Da' Birdies installation at Zone Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
Shimomura Fund for Research and Development in Art. University of Kansas. $300.00. (12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. For solo exhibition New Forms at Arts Incubator, Kansas City, MO.
Higher Order Thinking Grant. Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT. (12/31/2001). Other States. Status: Funded. Stipend for two- day workshop at Rockville High School, entitled HOME.
Design Modifications to the Natural Cavity, Honeybee “Sun Hive”: Improving Colony Health and Pollination Capability while Harnessing the Aesthetic Power to Command Public Attention for the purposes of Honeybee Education. The Commons. $7000.00. Submitted 11/1/2015. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Not Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Sabbatical
2017
University of Kansas Center for Sustainability Award
University of Kansas Center for Sustainability
2014
Accepted
Between the Bridges, Brooklyn, NY
2009
Finalist
Evanston Art Center, Sculpture on the Grounds, Evanston, IL
2009
Accepted
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2008
Accepted
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2008
First Place, Special Edition 2008: Rural Art
Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy
2008
Semi-finalist
Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, MA
2007
Semi-finalist
Pendergast, By the People, Kansas City Avenue of the Arts, Kansas City, MO
2006
Digital Mural Project, Second Place Award
The Print Center Philadelphia's Mural Project, Philadelphia, PA
2001
Semi-finalist
New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art, Long Island City Library, Queens, NY
1999
Accepted as a work in progress
1,000 Voices, A Data Harvest, Mobius Space, Boston, MA
1995
Charles Hovey Pepper Award
Colby College, Waterville, ME
1989
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