Allegra Burke

Artist’s Statement

A relative newcomer to the art world, Allegra emerged as an artist in 2003 after discovering a passion for recycling materials into functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing art forms. As an autodidact, she is unlimited in her approach, and finds making mistakes to be her best teacher. A problem solver by nature, she loves the challenge of teaching herself new and diverse techniques that relate to a multitude of different mediums. Her unique and daring approach is inspired by her passion and insatiable curiosity. Allegra hopes to encourage an interaction with the viewer that will invite, stimulate, and hopefully pose questions thereby eliciting a response. Her enthusiasm challenges the onlooker to touch, investigate, or simply move in for a closer look. Choosing to work almost exclusively with reclaimed materials is her conscious commentary on waste in our self destructive society.

Selected Exhibitions

2012
Nat’l Museum Contemporary Art, “Secrets”, Seoul, Korea
Fiber Dimensions, “Union Bank”, San Francisco, CA
Art Assoc Bad Aibling, “Today &Tomorrow”, Munich, Germany
Denise Bibro Fine Art, “Petroleum Paradox”, New York City
De Young Museum, “Discarded To Divine”, San Francisco, CA
TAM Archives, “Mail Art”, Breda, Netherlands
Orinda Library Showcase, “Featured Books”, Orinda, CA
Fiber Dimensions @ 500 Howard, San Francisco, CA
2011
Galerie Druck & Buch, “MoTA”,Tubingen, Germany
Healdsburg Arts Center , “Tin Can”, Healdsburg, CA
Fiber Dimensions @ 500 Howard, San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Art Library, “Sketchbook Project”, Brooklyn, NY
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, “Fiber Artistry”, Healdsburg, CA
Blue Line Gallery, “Fiber Dimensions”, Roseville, CA
Finley Center, “Assemblage”, Santa Rosa, CA           
Healdsburg Arts, “Red Dot”, Featured Artist, Healdsburg, CA
Calabash, “A Celebration of Gourds”,  Forestville, CA
2010
Officers Club, Intersections 5; SF,CA, “Colors Concepts Contours”
Petaluma Arts Council, Petaluma, CA, “Art of the Doll”
Calabash, AIDS Auction, Forestville, CA
SEB Center For the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, “Dualities”, Merit Award
Museum of Temporary Art, Tübingen, Germany
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, “Canvas Project 3”
Oh Rapture, It's Scrapture, Cotati, CA, First Place, Professional
2009
Finley Center, Santa Rosa, CA, “Nine Women Put it Together”
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Raphael. CA, “Fiber Dimensions”
Calabash, AIDS Auction, Forestville, CA, Featured at Quicksilver
SEB Center, Sebastopol, CA ,“Wide Open”, Merit Award
Museum of Temporary Art, Tübingen, Germany
Postcard Art, Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda, Il
Oh Rapture, It's Scrapture, Cotati, CA, First Place
2008
ArtWorks Downtown, San Raphael, CA, "Small Works Show"
Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Holiday Art Show"
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, "Innovations in Fiberart IV"
The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, Santa Rosa, CA, "Rhapsody"
Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA, "INTERSECTIONS 4"
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA,  "Members Show & Exhibit
Sonoma State University
, Rohnert Park, CA,  "I Express...Art & Politics"
Oh Rapture, It's Scrapture, Cotati, CA, Second Place
AMoA Art Stampede,
Amarillo, Texas, "Amarillo Art Alliance"
10th International Collage Exhibition, Okato, New Zealand
Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA, "EDGE"
Museum of Temporary Art,  Tübingen, Germany
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA,  "Discarded to Divine"
Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR, "Mail Art Project"
Smith Ranch Gallery, San Rafael, CA, "Fiber Dimensions"
International Fiber Collaborative,Syracuse, NY
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, "Edge Art Group"
2007
SWARM Gallery, Oakland, CA,  "The Little Show"
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, "Alchemy of Re Use"
Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda, IL, Postcard Art Competition/Exhibition
Marin Arts Council, Novato, CA, Art To Wear, Art For The Walls
Breast Cancer Program, Los Angeles, CA, From Research To Action: Breaking New Ground
2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA, DaDa, Surrealism
Hamilton House, New Smyrna Beach, Fl, Stretching the Threads
Artisans, San Raphael, CA, Abstract Assumptions
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, Hybrid
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, Discarded to Divine
Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Annual Sculpture Show
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Recovery: Man over Matter
Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, MO, Sum of the Parts
ALNC Gallery, Novato, CA, Artfully Reclaimed III
2006
AIDS Benefit, Forestville, CA, Calabash
ALNC Gallery, Novato, CA, Artfully Reclaimed II
Sebastopol CTR Arts, Seb, CA, Innovations in Fiberart III
Art League of Northern CA, Novato, CA "ARTFULLY RECLAIMED" 3rd Place, Juror, Don Soker,
O'Hanlon Center, Mill Valley, CA "WABI-SABI EXHIBIT"
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA., “Explorations in Art & Language” Juror, Laura Richard Janku
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA., “fiber Dimensions”
Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA., “Intersections III”
2005
Oder twenty-four, “International Assemblage Artist Exhibition” Berlin, Germany
Novato Art Center, Novato, CA., “Artfully Reclaimed” Juror, Michael Schwager
Plaza Arts Gallery, Healdsburg, CA., “One, Two, Three”
Herbst International Exhibition Hall , San Francisco, CA., “Book Arts & Parts” Juror Charles Hobson
Cultural Arts Council, Santa Rosa, CA ., “Unbound-Bound” Juror Jone Small Manoogian
Sebastopol Library, Sebastopol. CA., “Side by Side”
Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA., “Box Show Fantastico”
2004  
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA., “Innovations in Fiberart II” Juror Carol Beadle
“Calabash”, Forestville, CA., Contemporary Jurors Award
Plaza Arts Gallery, Healdsburg, CA., “Sandpaper to Silk”
“Oh Rapture, It’s Srapture” Cotati, CA First Place Award
“Fiber Arts Plus One” Petaluma, CA
Plaza Arts Gallery, Healdsburg, CA., “Wild Things”
“Many Faces of Aging” Santa Rosa, CA.
2003
“25th Fine Arts Show” Vacaville, CA
“A Fine Hand” Sebastopol, CA Juror, Suzanne Baizerman
“Portraits” Sebastopol, CA Juror, Maurice Lapp
“Oh Rapture, It’s Scrapture, Cotati, Ca., First Place Jurors Award
“Passageways” Sebastopol CA Juror, Suzanne Lacke
Publications:
Museum of Temporary Art, Tübingen, Germany 2010
Museum of Temporary Art, Tübingen, Germany 2009
Inside Benicia, March, 2008
Press Telegram, February 16, 2007
Novato Advance, April 11, 2007
Daytona Beach News Journal, April 15, 2007
Surface Design Journal, Gallery Issue, Sept, 2006
 
Arts Memberships & Service:
Fiber Dimensions
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Plaza Art Gallery
Surface Design

 

You can also view some of Allegra's art at these other sites.
museum-of-temporary-art.com
www.openfluxus.com
outofsight.co.nz