Curriculum vitæ


  • M.F.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1972
  • B.A. in English Literature, University of Guam, Agana, Guam, 1969

Academic positions

  • 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.

Selected exhibitions

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.