From Jessica Burke:
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Jessica Burke is a figurative artist and educator living in southern Georgia. She was raised on a steady diet of Saturday morning cartoons and Little Debbie Snack Cakes. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina. Ms. Burke is an Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Foundations Program at Georgia Southern University. As an artist, she is interested in the affect of popular culture on identity. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, California; the Élysees Modern and Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France; the Toshima Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; the LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, in Shenyang, China and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York.