Amy Burek   //   awkwardladies@gmail.com
based in Alameda, CA   //   works in Oakland, CA

Affiliations
2014 – present          Studio artist at The Compound Gallery & Studios in Oakland, CA
2014 – 2016              Communications Co-Chair; Managing Director, San Francisco Zine Fest
2014, 2015 & 2016    International Printmaking Residency at Druckwerk Studio in Basel, Switzerland
2012 – 2014              Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA
2012 – 2013              Associated Artist with COLPA Press in San Francisco, CA

2011 – 2012               Artist in Residence at REDUX Studios in Alameda, CA

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2015        Invisible Forces (with Kate Mink) at The Compound Artists Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013        Molecular Biology As Art at Fridge Gallery, Alameda, CA
 

Group Exhibitions
2018        Great Hope at Student Union Art Gallery, UMass Amherst
2017        ANIMATION + PRINTMAKING at The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2016        Art of Zines at
Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA
2016        Caution: May Be Hot at
Long Weekend, Oakland, CA
2016        Collective Consciousness at
The Compound Artists Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016        
SWARM at Kaskadenkondensator Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2016        Altered Paintings IV at
REDUX Gallery, Alameda, CA
2016        Sensorum at
The Compound Artists Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015        Writ Large: A Festival of Text at
The Great Wall of Oakland, Oakland, CA
2015        Time Capsule at
The Compound Artists Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015        Zine Society Library at CentralTrak, Dallas, TX
2015        Unbemerkt/Unnoticed at Kaskadenkondensator Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2015        
The Traveling Zine Museum at Featherston Booktown, Featherston, New Zealand
2015        Strike Away: A Show of Matchbooks at Paxton Gate Curiosities, San Francisco, CA

2015        Altered Paintings 3 at REDUX Gallery, Alameda, CA
2014        Animated Type Showcase, College Book Arts Association Conference "Print, Produce, Publish" in Salt Lake City, UT
2014        Zine! Zine! at Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY
2014        Artists Annual at Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2014        GRID/FLOW: What Remains at Kaskadenkondensator Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2014        Animated Type at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, OR
2014        Altered Paintings II at REDUX Gallery, Alameda, CA
2014        Face Value at Telegraph Gallery, Charlottesville, VA  
2013        Fresh Work at Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2013        Art of Letterpress II at The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013        Amsterdam Zine Jam at Rekult, Amsterdam, Holland
2013        Art of Zines at Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA
2013        Father Tween and the Holy Zine at Sicky Nar Nar Gallery, Savannah, GA

2012        Didn’t You Get The Memo? at Mauve? Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Events (Selected)
2012 - 2017    San Francisco Zine Fest, San Francisco, CA
2016               Photo Zine Fest, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2016               Monsters of Zines, Patreon, San Francisco, CA
2016               Literally: Zines in Between, The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA

2016               The Lucky Number Seven Show, E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland, CA
2015 - 2017    East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Festival, Berkeley, CA
2015, 2016     Los Angeles Zine Fest, Los Angeles, CA
2015               Artist Talk: "The Process of Progress" Oxtail Gallery & Studios, Berkeley, CA

2015               My Body Is a Prison of Pain with Amy Berkowitz, Sarah Godfrey & Kristen Leckie, E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland, CA
2015               Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015               Instructor, Write, Copy, Share: A Collaborative Zine Making Workshop, 826 Valencia, San Francisco, CA with Emily Alden Foster
2015               Plug Projects Art Book Fair, Kansas City, MO
2015               Moderator, Pulling Print Off Shelves: Zine Panel in Partnership with LACUNA, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2014, 2016, 2017      Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
2014               (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS at the New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
2014               Thinking Captions: Cartoonists Reading Their Cartoons, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2013               “On the Cart” feature, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013               Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA
2013, 2014     Portland Zine Symposium, Portland, OR

2013               ZINE’S MATE shop at The Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo, Japan

Collections
Pace University Library
New York Public Library
Multnomah County Library

Press
2017        "What we saw (and loved) at Short Run" | Seattle Review of Books, Seattle, WA (link)
2015        “Awkward Ladies Club | Amy Burek" | People of Print, London
(link)
2015        "Amy Burek's Never Date Dude From the Internet" | Womanzine, Oakland, CA
(link)
2015        “Profiles in Printmaking" | Uppercase Magazine Issue 25 (Spring), Calgary, AB (link)
2014        “New York Art Book Fair 101” | MoMA Inside/Out, New York, NY
(link)
2014        "Alphabet" | Printeresting.org (link)
2014        “Get to know your zinester: Awkward Ladies Club” | L.A. Zinefest, Los Angeles, CA (link)
2013        “Artworld Oakland: Amy Burek” | Satellite Magazine, Toronto, ON (link)

Education
2006        M.S. in Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley
2004        B.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Arizona State University