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
BFA dual degree in Fiber & Humanistic Studies
Baltimore, Maryland
2011 - 2015

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

Awards & Honors
Windgate Fellowship Award, 2015
Administered through the Center for Craft
Asheville, NC

Relevant Professional Work
2020               Teaching Assistant, Fall 2020
                          Intro to Folklore, UNC-Chapel Hill
                          Professor Joseph Decosimo

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               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.

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

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

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

Textile Teaching,  Assistant
Spinning Southern Fibers, taught by Annie Hall
Southeast Fiber Forum
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
April, 2015

Woven Imagery, taught by Kristine Woods
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Fall Semester, 2014

Introduction to Fibers, taught by Aaron McIntosh
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Spring Semester, 2014

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
Summer, 2013

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