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Demetri Burke

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Demetri Burke uses mixed media, including charcoal, oil paint, and found images, to express narratives of identity and culture. His body of art work is diverse and fluid, never standing still for long. At times, his focus is intensely set on the Black figure, while others on ethereal images of nostalgia in a Southern lens. Ultimately, however, everything is unified in its intimacy with the viewer, the depiction of Blackness, and narratives that wrestle with trauma and affection.

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Artwork: i’ll see you when it gets cool out
Demetri Burke
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i’ll see you when it gets cool out | 2021
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  • 2020
    Georgia State University’s Fall 2020 B.F.A. Exhibition
    Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    “do it (home)”
    YoungArts Online Exhibition, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

    AXA Art Prize Juried Exhibition
    New York Academy of Art, New York

    Georgia State University’s 2020 Juried Student Show
    Atlanta, GA

    “and yet: an exhibition of young emerging talent”
    Dalton Gallery Juried Exhibition, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

    Atlanta Exhibition
    Aviation Community Cultural Center Exhibition, Atlanta, GA

    Within Interdependence
    YoungArts Exhibition, YoungArts Gallery, Miami, FL

    Community Cultural Arts Council Douglasville Exhibition, Douglasville, GA

    400: A Collective Flight of Memory
    Community Cultural Arts Council Douglasville Exhibition, Atlanta, GA

    Paideia Exhibition,
    Atlanta, GA

    YoungArts 2017 Finalists Exhibition
    YoungArts Gallery, Miami, FL

  • 2020
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    BFA in Studio with a concentration in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking
    Magna Cum Laude

  • 2020
    AXA Art Prize Juried Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
    Red Bull Arts Microgrant

    Juried Student Exhibition Award by Larry and Gwen Walker in honor of Casandra Wood Walker

    First Place in Georgia State University’s Juried Ethics Week Exhibition

    Made Mark Scholarship Recipient

    Finalist for the national YoungArts competition and program in visual arts

    First Place in the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Competition