Photograph by Joseph Carr.


Mary Burke studied Fine Art at NCAD and graduated with an honours BA (1982).

She has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and abroad and she has been awarded residencies at the Leighton Artists Colony at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and a United States Information Agency fellowship to work at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. She has received a number of awards including two Arts Council bursaries, a bursary from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Montreal), a Golden Fleece Merit Award from the Lillias Mitchell Trust and two Professional Development grants from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Her work is included in many public and corporate collections including The Arts Council, AIB International Financial Services Centre, Ulster Bank, KBC Bank, Eircom, Dublin Airport Authority, Aer Motive Ireland, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and the Office of Public Works. Mary Burke is a founder member and director of NAS, an artists studio group based in Dublin city centre, where she has a studio. She also holds Masters degrees in Anthropology and Digital Media Technologies. Recent Solo exhibitions include Memory Traces, at the Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin from November 2013 - February 2014. House Portraits (curated with and funded by Tallaght Community Arts) exhibited at RUA RED, Tallaght, Dublin, in March - April 2015, The Front Room at the School of Architecture in UCD June-July and Maynooth University in October 2015. Suburban Narratives at the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo in April 2016. She is currently working on a project TOWNSCAPE in collaboration with Laois County Council Arts Office and the Sociology Department of Maynooth University.

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