- M.F.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1972
- B.A. in English Literature, University of Guam, Agana, Guam, 1969
- Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University, 2010–present.
- Professor of Painting, Drawing and Contemporary Art Issues, Department of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University, 1980–2009.
- City of Moncton Art Gallery Juried Exhibition. Group
- Struts Artists’ Members’ Show & Sale.
- Fantastic Details, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Group
- Portraits: New Brunswick Painters, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB. Group
- Curiosities, Arnold Klein Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. Group
- Site/Specific/Sight, Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB. Group
- A Journey Over the River Styx, The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. Solo
- Juried Exhibition, Moncton Art Gallery, Moncton NB. Group
- Earth, Arnold Klein Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. Group
- Fathom Four, The Seventh Wave, ABEC (Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Centre), Saint John, NB.
- In Serarch of Medusa, Exhibited at The Owens Art Gallery, Mercer Gallery, NY, NY, & The Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI. Solo
- Acquisitions 1995–1996, New Brunswick Art Bank Exhition. Group
- La Gallerie Colline, Madawaska, NB.
- Galerie d/art, Université de Moncton, NB.
- ABEC, Saint John, NB.
- Restigouche Gallery, Campbellton, NB.
- University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Fredericton, NB.
- 2 ½, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB. Solo
- The XXV International Prix of Contemporary Art of Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Group
- Burke, Gill, Henderson: Three Sackville Artists, Lachine Canal Complex, Montréal, QC. Curated by Michael Christopher Lawlor. Group
- Graff, Terry, Hot Pop Soup: Neo-Pop Trends in Contemporary NB Art, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2012.
- Ritchie, Laura, Fantastic Details: Building Materials for the Construction of other Worlds, McIntosh Art Gallery, 2011.
- Larocque, Peter, Portraits: New Brunswick Painters, Saint John Museum, 2009.
- Lovatt, Tom, Site/Specific/Sight, Marion McCain Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2007
- Williams, Carol, A journey over the river Styx: the paintings of Rebecca Burke, The Owens Art Gallery, 2006.
- Butler, Sheila M., In Search of Medusa.
- Burke, Rebecca, Dark Forces at Mount Allison University, Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives, eds., Annie Gerin & James S. McLean. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Collections and commissions
- City of Moncton Art Collection, Moncton, NB.
- Art Gallery & Museum, The Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI.
- New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, NB.
- The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.
- The Art Bank, The Canada Council, Ottawa, ON.
- McIntosh Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
- Kinetic Sculpture Commission, The Canada Pavilion, Expo ’86, Vancouver, BC.