Kym Burke’s professional interests traverse the field of fine art, facilitation and collaborative strategic planning. This creates challenges of achieving solutions through complex processes of research, colation, reconfiguring, and alignment which play a significant role in her own unique art-making processes.


After successfully completing a year in a Diploma in Applied Arts at Whitiriea Polytechnic in 2009, Burke has worked independently as an artist, taking time to experiment and explore a range of media, processes and techniques.  

The process she has developed are integral to the expression of her work.  Burke purposefully selects materials and design elements that offer contrasts and visual disparities - delicate/bold, uniform/random. In some works, dismantling the surface plane and then reconciling the pieces into a unique grid-like composition, the dualistic tensions become harmoniously integrated.

Her approach is inventive and contemporary, exploring the boundaries between painting, sculpture and printmaking. She works with a vibrant palette using contrasting colour, texture and imagery referencing masculine and feminine and her long time interest in 'sense of place'.  While the process is meticulous, the resulting imagery remains intuitive, expressive and familiar.




2022 - Predator Free 2050 Exhibition

           Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa

2021 - Finalist

           Waiheke Art Awards

           Waiheke Art Gallery


2020   Premier Winner

           Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards

           Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa


2019 - Matariki Group Exhibition

           Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa

2016 - Hibiscus Coast Arts Trail 

           Open Studio, Whangaparāoa

           Solo Exhibition

           Domestic Disarrangement

           Orewa Framing Studio

2015 - Hibiscus Coast Arts Trail 

           Open Studio, Whangaparāoa

2010 - Whitireia Paint and Print Exhibition

           Pataka Art and Museum, Porirua

2008 - Solo Exhibition

           Blue Bottle Gallery, Wellington


K Y M  B U R K E



    New Zealand Artist



Show casing work by              New Zealand artist Kym Burke