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, & 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, Tarble Arts Center in Charleston, Il. The Burl Ives Art Center, Center for Book & Paper Arts, & Pilsen Arts Center in Chicago. In 2014, Burke was awarded his Master of Fine Arts, exhibiting his thesis "HomeSweetHouse," a mixed/multi-media installation using the house as both medium & subjects of conflict between self & society. He is currently practicing & producing in Chicago's Pilsen Art District & works at Columbia College Chicago.