• MFA in Fine Arts

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    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
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    Kenny Kong
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    Seth Gutierrez
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  • Maureen Burdock - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Maureen Burdock

    Halima's Story Page 1
    Halima001Detail
    Halima002
    Halima002Detail
    Noodle Scene
    Fusebox
    Basement Scene
    Feeding Scene
    Satisfied Yet?
    Living Room Scene
    The Terrible Longing Cries

    Halima's Story Page 1

    18 x 24"

    Archival print, 2013

    Halima001Detail

    Detail from Halima's Story

    Halima002

    18 x 24"

    Archival print, 2013

    Halima002Detail

    Detail from Halima's Story

    Noodle Scene

    I am happily enjoying a large bowl of pasta and a glass of wine with my pet bird.

    Fusebox

    I approach the fusebox and see my options for resetting the switches: despair, hope, love, and longing.

    Basement Scene

    Shall I reset the fusebox?

    I am about to find the Terrible Longing is still living in my basement.

    Feeding Scene

    I feed the Terrible Longing everything under the sun.

    Satisfied Yet?

    Are you satisfied yet? After this, you're going back down to the basement.

    I have fed the Terrible Longing. Will she ever be satisfied?

    Living Room Scene

    What do you want?

    I confront the Terrible Longing in the living room.

    The Terrible Longing Cries

    Say what you want to say already!

    Terrible Longing cries after I choke her, trying to get her to say what she wants.

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    art@maureenburdock.com

    www.maureenburdock.com

    Artist Statement

    I make art that bridges boundaries. My art-making is a form of alchemy: social, activist, and deeply personal in nature. I am passionate about understanding and transmuting displacement and injustice. My work draws, in part, on my family history, which includes numerous dislocations and border-crossings.
    My work is feminist, and understands gender inequality and the stunting of self to conform to gender molds as one of the most severe and painful forms of disconnection. This understanding has propelled me to connect with global feminisms and to study my own psyche, because seeing the big picture demands looking close-up—microscopic often reveals the telescopic, and vice versa. While my work is inspired and influenced by the art of 1930s and 1970s feminists, it is contemporary in that I am moving within and responding to current feminist paradigms. I understand feminisms as pluralistic.
    My practice is necessarily eclectic, narrative, and contextual, ranging from paintings and drawings to installation, sequential art, and most recently animation. I want my work to be understood by a broad audience, and to that end, I use skills learned as a book designer and illustrator to make art that is accessible and digestible, even though it often deals with difficult topics. In this way, my art builds bridges, motivates openness and dialogue, and encourages transmutation.