Kelly Burke is a Detroit-based abstract expressionist painter who explores the dissolution of material and figurative imagery, depicting abstract essence and the energy of life. Burke draws her inspiration from art historical studies including non-western art as well as Abstract Expressionism.
Her recent work focuses on process and physicality of paint. The repetitious layering of, taking away, and re-application of colour underneath automatic scrawling, scratching, and mark-making express Burke's inner psyche. Kelly received a B.F. A. in painting and art history from Siena Heights University in 2007 and has been exhibiting artwork throughout southeast Michigan for several years.
Burke's paintings are currently housed in private collections in New York, San Fransisco, Milwaukee, and various businesses and residencies across Metro Detroit including the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.