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               Organizer & Communications Co-Chair, 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

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)

2016        Photo Zine Fest, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2016        Literally: Zines in Between, The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA

2016        The Lucky Number 7 Show, E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland, CA

2015 - 2016      Los Angeles Zine Fest, Los Angeles, CA

2015        East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Festival, Berkeley, CA

2015        Artist Talk: "The Process of Progress" Oxtail Gallery & Studios, Berkeley, 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      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

2012 - 2014       San Francisco Zine Fest, San Francisco, CA

 

Collections

Pace University Library

New York Public Library

Multnomah County Library

 

Press

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        “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