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Jean Burdick

Painter and Printmaker

Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA.  Through her observations of the natural world over the passage of time, Jean is  interested in the fragility of nature in a changing environment. She  draws on her photographs of landscapes, both rural and urban, recording light, shadow and memory. 

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. The resulting images suggest narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and regeneration, producing a memoir of places and transitions.

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, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator Fellowship Grant; Artist in Residence, Central Bucks School District and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant as an Artist in Residence for the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. Jean is represented by Cerulean Arts Gallery, Phila and is included in numerous corporate, public and private collections.