Lindsay Burke’s work explores the female body in action, grappling to express itself and assert its autonomy. With a quirky sense of surrealism, she interchanges household objects and body parts, evoking a confused state of mental, physical and sexual tension. Pouring, spraying, scraping, sanding away and then starting the process over again, she simulates the unwieldiness of a body fighting for control. Emotion, creation, destruction, violence, pain and desire intermingle to diagram the material world of feminine embodiment.


Lindsay Burke was born in 1991 in Ames, Iowa. The artist holds an MFA from Hunter College in New York City and a BFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Burke has also completed residencies at: the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York City; and the Shandaken Paint School in New York City.

Exhibitions of Burke’s work have taken place at: Marinaro in New York City; Underdonk Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; Bosse & Baum in London, UK; PARISTEXASLA in Los Angeles, California; Martos in New York City; Thierry Goldberg in New York City; Flag Art Foundation in New York City; and Helena Anrather Gallery in New York City.

Burke lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.