Danielle Burke’s current work focuses on weaving histories, processes, and ephemera. Through her studio practice and archival research she hopes to better understand the boundaries of authenticity, the role of craft within a traditional practice, the influence of landscapes on material culture, and the ways that textiles can be read as texts.

      b. 1993, Denver, CO
      lives in Carrboro, NC


University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
        MA in Folklore
        Chapel Hill, NC
        Expected Graduation: Spring 2022

Maryland Institute College of Art, 2015
        BFA dual degree in Fiber & Humanistic Studies
        Baltimore, Maryland

Pre-College, Kansas City Art Institute, 2010 Summer
        Photography Concentration
        Kansas City, Missouri

Awards & Honors
2021      Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklife (UNC)
               Summer Graduate Research Fellowship (UNC)

2015      Windgate Fellowship Award   
                A national, nomination-based grant administered by the Center for Craft.
                The fellowship identifies ten graduating college seniors each year with exemplary skill in craft.

2014      Humanistic Studies Department Award (MICA)
                Lenore Tawney Scholarship (MICA)

2013      Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation Scholarship
                Fiber Department Achievement Award (MICA)

2012      Academic Achievement Award (MICA)

2011      Trustee Scholarship (MICA)

Research Experiences 
2019       Ginseng Internship, Spring 2019
                 Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
                 Final essay evaluated Asheville ginseng dealers from 1850 to the present through
                 their  classified advertisements.

2015        Windgate Fellowship
                  Researched traditional, southern Appalachian coverlet weaving through studio work,
& library research, oral history interviews, writing, and teaching.

2015      Undergraduate Thesis, MICA 
                Tradition, Craft, and the Question of Authenticity Regarding Appalachian Coverlets

Relevant Professional Work
2018 - 20      Program Coodinator
                         MA in Critical Craft Studies
                         Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC

2016 - 20      Administrative Aid & Gallery Attendant
                         Center for Craft, Asheville, NC

2019               The Biltmore House   
                        Historical Interpreter, Asheville, NC

Textile Teaching
2019     Waste Not, Dye Au Naturel
               Center for Craft and Chow Chow Culinary Festival
               Dyeing w/ kitchen waste workshop

               Natural Dye & Weaving Workshop
               Local Cloth & Center for Craft partnership
               Tied in with Exhibition “In Times of Seismic Sorrows”

2018     Family Fiber Workshops / Kids Fiber Art Classes
               various times throughout the year
               Local Cloth, through Residency Program

Teaching Assistant
2021      Myth and History in American Memory
                Professor Timothy Marr, UNC

2020      Intro to Folklore, UNC-Chapel Hill
                Professor Joseph Decosimo

2015      Spinning Southern Fibers, Southeast Fiber Forum
                Annie Hall  

2014      Woven Imagery 
                Professor Kristine Woods, MICA

                Introduction to Fibers
                Professor Aaron McIntosh, MICA

2013      Fiber Arts Lead Teacher, assistant for other art mediums
                Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, Aurora, CO
                Free after-school and summer arts program for K-12 students

Residencies & Workshops
2018      Experimental Looms
                Taught by Lesli Robertson
                Arrowmont School for the Arts & Crafts
                Gatlinburg, TN

18-19    Local Cloth Resident Artist
              Asheville, NC (April 2018 - January 2019)

2017     Arrowmont Pentaculum
              Textiles Studio
              Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2016     The Weaving Mill
               August Artist-In-Residence
               Chicago, IL

Studio Assistant Positions
17-18    Matt Tommey
              Basket Maker, Asheville, NC

2013    Viviane le Courtois
              Artist, Denver, CO

2012    Christopher R. Perez
              Photographer, Denver, CO        

Most Recent:
2019    Appalachia Now!
              Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

              Coined in the South
              Mint Museum, Young Affiliates of the Mint, Charlotte, NC

              Of Threads, On Place:              
              A Selection of Historical and Contemporary Textiles from Buncombe County
              Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
              Curator (through Point-of-View curator program)

Solo Shows
2016      Studies: Appalachian Coverlets
                Ironwood, Denver, CO

Group Shows    
2018       Community Cloth: 
                 Sourcing Material : Making Cloth : Filling a Need
                 Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
                 Exhibiting Artist & Co-Curator with fellow Local Cloth Resident Artists

2017       Craft with a Stranger
                Center for Craft, Asheville, NC   

                We Are American Craft
                Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC

                Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets
                Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA

                Object as Poet
                Center for Craft, Asheville, NC

2016       Material as Medium
                Target Gallery
                Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

                Standard Incomparable
                facilitated by Helen Mirra
                Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

                BFA Commencement Exhibition
                Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, MD

2014       Twist & Turn: A Weaving Exhibition
                  co-curator & exhibiting artist
                  Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                Modern Icons: A Pop Up Show
                Brown Memorial Church, Baltimore, MD

                Get Small 2014
                a shrinky dink show
                SessionSpace, Oakland, CA

2013       Merging Spaces: A Sculpture Exhibition
                Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2012      Sustainability Colloquium
                Fox Building, Baltimore, MD