MFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

BFA in Photography, University of Arizona

Permanent Collections

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

RISD Museum

North Carolina Museum of Art

Newport Art Museum

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Selected Exhibitions


"Wild & Precious" Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA. (Forthcoming)

"Wild & Precious" Vermont Center For Photography, Brattleboro, VT. (Forthcoming)


"Wild & Precious" McIninch Art Gallery, SNHU, Manchester, NH.

"Wild & Precious" RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

"Take Aim" Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

"Formative & Persisting" Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI.

Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece

"A Fragile Balance" Flash Forward Photo Festival, Boston, MA.

"Add On" Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia

"Sticks Of The Sun" Ashes Of The Night, San Diego Art Institute, Sand Diego, CA.

"By The Book" The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.


"Wild & Precious"  ClampArt, New York, NY.

"Landscape As Fetish" Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA. 

"Wild & Precious" Daylight Projects, Hillsborough, NC.

"Most Endangered" Peerless Gallery, Providence, RI.

"Early Works" Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.

"Networks Retrospective" Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA.

"Most Endangered" City Hall Gallery, Providence, RI.


"Private Eye" North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.

"Networks 2014" Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI.

"Narrative" University of Rhode Island Fine Art Center, Kingston, RI.

"Documentary" Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA. Curated by Whitney Johnson

"Exchange Rates" Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

"Fall Back, Spring Ahead" Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.

"I'm Your Man" ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY.

"Most Endangered" American Institute of Architects, Providence, RI.

"Most Endangered" Anchor Providence, Providence, RI.

"Early Works" Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.

"Most Endangered" Providence Preservation Society, Providence, RI.


"Correlate" Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"Most Endangered" Salomon Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI.

"When We’re Together" Miller Yezerski Projects/Flatfile, Boston, MA.

 "Networks 2013" RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

"No Man is an Island" Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ.

"Men Working" Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian St. University, Boone, NC.

"The Drinking Show" Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY.

"The Gun Show" Fovea Editions, New York, NY.

"High Life" Schlosberg Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.*

"Most Endangered" Providence Preservation Society, Providence, RI.

"Early Works" Curators: Laura Valenti & Laura Moya

-Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR.

-Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.

RISD Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI.


"Blind" Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.*

"America in View: Landscape Photography 1965 to Now" RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

"Persistence: The Rural in American Art" Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH.

"Low" The Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, AUS.*

Providence Preservation Society, Providence, RI.


"Jesse Burke" Impulse Art Fair, ClampArt, Miami, FL.*

"Summerland" Cross' Mills Library, Charlestown, RI.*

"Low" Perth Center for Photography, Perth, Australia*

"The Truth Is Not In The Mirror" Curator: Wally Mason

-Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

-University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Manhood: Masculinity, Male Identity & Culture, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT.

Lishui International Photo Festival, Lishui, China. Curator: Melanie McWhorter

Fraction Magazine: 3 years, Rayko Photo Center, SF, CA.

"Sweet Meat" The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. Curator: John Caperton

"100 Portraits – 100 Photographers" Curators: Andy Adams & Larissa Leclair

-Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

-Sydney Masonic Centre, Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, Australia

-Snap! Photo Festival, Orlando, FL.

-New York Photo Festival, New York, NY.

"Let's Be Friends" Residence Gallery, Long Beach, CA.

"Postcards From The Edge" CRG Gallery, New York, NY.


"Intertidal" ClampArt, New York, NY.*

"Jesse Burke" Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR.*

"If On A Winter's Night" Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"100 Portraits – 100 Photographers" Corcoran Gallery, Foto Week DC.

"Open Season" Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Curator: Allen Thomas Jr.

"Traversing Gender" McIninch Gallery, Southern NH University, Manchester, NH.

"Man Up" Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA.


"Low" Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.*

"America" Fast Ashley’s, Brooklyn, NY.

"The There" Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.

Save The Bay, Providence, RI.


"Solo Show No. 13" Humble Arts Foundation*

"Intertidal" 4 Walls Fine Art Austin, TX.*

"Self & Others" David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Four Walls Gallery, Portland, ME.

"Book Release" Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA.

"2008 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition" Machines w/o Magnets Gallery, Pawtucket, RI.

"Summer Solstice" Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA.


"Jesse Burke" Four Walls Gallery Portland, ME.*

"Intertidal" Platform Gallery Seattle, WA.*

"Semper Vigilans" Gallery at City Hall, Providence, RI.*

"Semper Vigilans" Providence Public Safety Complex, Providence, RI.*

"Up & Now" Photographic Center Northwest Seattle, WA. Juror: Charlotte Cotton

"Men" Ottawa Photography Festival, La Petite Mort Gallery Ottawa, Canada*

"Bytes" Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ.


"New Photographs" La Petite Mort Galerie Ottawa, Canada

"PEEK" Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers                 

-LAUNE Galerie, Tokyo, Japan

-Space Fendi, via Sciesa 3, Milan, Italy

-PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain

-EXPOSweden, Stockholm, Sweden

"Snap! Click! Bang!" The Rhys Gallery Boston, MA.


"Dark States" Platform Gallery Seattle, WA.

"PEEK" Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, Brooklyn, NY.

"2005 Faculty Biennial" RISD Museum Providence, RI.

"First Person" Froelick Gallery Portland, OR.

"New Talent of New England" Gallery AA/B Boston, MA.

"One Night Stand" The Bridge New Orleans, LA.

"Small Works" Attleboro Arts Museum Attleboro, MA.

"MFA Thesis Exhibition" RISD Museum Providence, RI.

"Landed: The Influence of Landscape" Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD Providence, RI.

Bibliography/Online & Print Publications




McQuaid, Cate, Boston Globe, Landscape As Fetish, August 18, 2015

Time Magazine, Top 50 US Photographers to Follow on Instagram, August 16, 2015

Quartz, Parents Capture Their Kids Learning the Lost Art of Unplugged Play, August 4, 2015

Real Simple Magazine, This Is Real, June 2015.


Kid–In Magazine, Inside and Out, October 2, 2014

Capricious, Jesse Burke's Tender Exploration of Fatherhood, May 21, 2014

Feature Shoot, Into the Wild with Jesse Burke, May 1, 2014

The New York Times Style Magazine, Viewfinder, April 24, 2014

The New Yorker Magazine, Instagram guest host, March 10-17, 2014

Imaging The Endangered, bigredandshiny.com, February 10, 2014

Bramson, Kate, Providence Journal, January 23, 1014

McCaffery, Jen, Eye for Design, Rhode Island Monthly

Harrison, Elisabeth, Rhode Island NPR, January 23, 1014

Connor, Mary, Preserving Providence, East Side Monthly, January 14, 2014

Anderson, Patrick, Providence Business News, January 23, 2014


Capricious #14, The Masculine Issue

PDN Photo of the Day July 18, 2013

Flakphoto.com, June 24, 2013

Broaddus, Will- All About Men The Gloucester Times, January 24, 2013


Time Magazine Lightbox Blog, Unfiltered, December 19,2012

Stuart-Hughes, Holly- What Galleries Want, PDN, July 2012

Picture Dept. (Newsweek & Daily Beast Blog) Into the Woods at ClampArt

Digital Photographer Magazine, The Instagram Revolution

Two Way Lens Blog, April 27, 2012

Rhode Island Monthly, America in View at The RISD Museum, September 28,2012

The New Yorker Magazine, Instagram guest host, August 6-13, 2012

The New Yorker Photo Booth Blog, Jesse Burke Instagrams New England

FlakPhoto.com May 2, 2011

Feature Shoot Blog, Hunting Stands at Night, February 27, 2012

This Is The What blog, Jesse Burke and adventures with Clover, February 2, 2012


Time Magazine Lightbox Blog Blind November 9,2011

Time Magazine LightBox Blog Collect.Give Book Release November 1, 2011

FlakPhoto.com November 22, 2011

Newspace Retrospective Book, Newspace Center for Photography

Fraction Magazine #25 Blind by Jesse Burke

Fraction Magazine Collaboration: The Truth Is Not In The Mirror

Newhall, Edith- Two artists, Philadelphia Inquirer March 27, 2011

500 Photographers blog by Pieter Wisse, Photographer #287: Jesse Burke


McQuaid, Cate- A Year For Seeing Promising Signs Boston Globe December 20, 2010

DLK Collection Jesse Burke @ ClampArt

Aletti, Vince-  Jesse Burke New Yorker Magazine July 1, 2010  

aCurator Jesse Burke: Intertidal July 2010

PDN Photo of the Day June 30, 2010

McQuaid, Cate- Man vs. Measures of Masculinity Boston Globe May 2, 2010

Man Up at Judi Rotenberg Berkshire Fine Arts May 2, 2010


FlakPhoto.com June 2, 2009

Low, Self-Published Monograph

The Collector’s Guide To Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation

Graves, Jen- Currently Hanging The Stranger- SLOG May 20, 2009

Hackett, Regina- Men Around Us Another Bouncing Ball May 21, 2009


Intertidal, Monograph Published by Decode Books

FlakPhoto.com August 30, 2008

FlakPhoto.com August 23, 2008

FlakPhoto.com August 16, 2008

Kangas, Matthew- Redneck Chic Art Ltd January 2008


Preston Catalogue

AIGA Journal Boston

Gessel, Paul- Ottawa Citizen May 29, 2007

Graves, Jen- Today the Stranger Suggests Seattle Stranger April 20, 2007

Lippens, Nate- Depth Beneath the Surface Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 12, 2007

Beal, Suzanne- Intertidal Seattle Weekly April 12, 2007


Gessel, Paul- Ottawa Express August 10, 2006

Ottawa Citizen August 3, 2006


Peek Art + Commerce 2005 Festival of Emerging Photographers Catalog

Deluca, Andie- First Person at Froelick Gallery www.portlandart.net June 09, 2005


Watershed Vol.1 Brown University Literary Journal


The 2003 Arizona Biennial Tucson Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog

Regan, Margaret- Radical Demonstration, Tucson Weekly June 05, 2003


Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.

Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Rhode Island School of Design, TC Colley Lecture Series, Providence, RI.

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.

New England School of Photography, Boston, MA.

RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

Artist in Residence, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.

Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA.

Mass Art, Boston, MA.

Art Institute Boston, Boston MA.

New England School of Photography, Boston, MA.

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI.

Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR.

Project 5 Salon, Foley Gallery, NY, NY.

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA.

Society for Photographic Education National Conference

Fleming College, Environmental Visual Communication, Ontario, Canada

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.