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Dennis Michael Burke is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist, educator, & contractor. He earned his MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago, his BA at Eastern Illinois University in Studio Fine Arts (Abroad: Lorenzo De'Medici; Florence School of Fine Arts), & received a Certificate in Drawing & Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Burke has a prolific practice using a rich variety of materials & styles, "in which idea, emotion, and technical skill interweave in a dynamic process of discovery." "Burke draws from his ethnic and geographical background as white/blue-collar youth growing up on the South Side of Chicago and dissects the idea of American middle classness."
His art has been exhibited throughout the United States & Italy, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, eXpo Chicago, the Video-Tron in New York's Time Square, the Zhou Brothers Art Center in Chicago, the New American Church in Florence, Italy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, & the Tarble Arts Center in Charleston, Illinois.
In 2014, Burke was awarded his Master of Fine Arts, exhibiting his thesis "HomeSweetHouse," mixed/multi-media installation using the house as both medium & subject of conflict between self & society. He is currently practicing & producing in Chicago's Pilsen Art District & works at Columbia College Chicago.
*- page 38 of, HsH; thesis evaluations