Jessica Burko is a mixed-media artist who combines traditional photography with encaustic medium. She has been exhibiting her work since 1985 in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including on the set of Ben Affleck’s 2010 film, The Town. Burko holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to being a practicing artist, Burko works as Director of Marketing with Kingston Gallery in Boston, MA. She is also an independent curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2001. Burko regularly lectures and leads Arts Marketing workshops with organizations such as the Danforth Art Museum, MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Burko is originally from Philadelphia, and currently works from her studio in Boston’s South End, while the Roslindale neighborhood is home to her family.
Here are a few examples of her work.