Jean Burdick is a painter and printmaker and lives and maintains a studio in Bucks County, PA. Her 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. The resulting images suggest narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and renewal. These vistas, both rural and urban, are composites of landscapes producing a memoir of places in transition.
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 is the recipient of awards and honors including a Visual Artist Residency to the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator Fellowship Grant; Artist in Residence, Central Bucks School District and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant as an Artist in Residence for the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.
Jean has exhibited nationally and is included in numerous corporate, public and private collections. 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; Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals, Bridgewater, NJ; Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ; Penn Medicine, Plainsboro, NJ, Radnor, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ; Penn State Medical Center, Hampden, PA; Penn State Medical Center, Lancaster, PA; Mercer Co. Cultural/ Historical Society, NJ; Mercy Health System, Norristown, PA; Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL; Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Philadelphia, PA; Summit Cancer Care Center, Florham Park, NJ.; and Yeshiva University, New York City, NY.