Jean Burdick's process involves successive layers of patterns, textures, shapes and colors, beginning with silkscreen printing and enhanced by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Elements of the natural world are magnified, overlapped and obscured, reflecting the continual growth and change, which is the touchstone of the natural world.
Burdick received her MFA degree from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and her BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and has worked as a textile designer and an arts educator. She lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA. Burdick is the recipient of awards and honors including a Visual Artist Residency to the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada in 2004; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator Fellowship Grant in 2007; Artist in Residence, Central Bucks School District in 2015 and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant as an Artist in Residence for the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA in 2017.
Jean has exhibited nationally and is included in numerous corporate, public and private collections. She has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Janssen Pharmaceutical, division of Johnson & Johnson (Titusville, NJ); Third Street Gallery (Philadelphia, PA); The City Museum of Trenton (Trenton, NJ); and Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ).
Invitational group shows include: The New Jersey State Museum (Trenton,NJ); William Patterson University (Wayne, NJ); Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ); The College of New Jersey, (Ewing, NJ); The Hunterdon Museum of Art (Clinton, NJ); The 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA); The Printmaking Center of NJ (Somerville, NJ); and Projects Gallery, (Philadelphia, PA).
Her work is represented in the collections of Allergan Corporation,(Bridgewater, NJ); AtlantiCare/Fox Chase Cancer Care Institute, (Cape May,NJ); AtlantiCare Mainland Campus,(Galloway, NJ); Capital Health Medical Center,(Hopewell,NJ); Johnson and Johnson,(New Brunswick,NJ); Medical Arts Pavillion, University Medical Center of Princeton, (Plainsboro, NJ); Mercer Co. Cultural/ Historical Society, NJ; Mercy Health System (Norristown,PA); Miller School of Medicine (University of Miami, FL); Philadelphia Energy Solutions (Philadelphia, PA); University Medical Center of Princeton (Plainsboro,NJ.); and Yeshiva University (New York City, NY).