Kate Burke

Kate Burke

It Doesn’t Keep You Warm

January 28, 2023 – December 22, 2023

“It Doesn’t Keep You Warm” is a ceramic installation by artist Kate Burke.

When you enter the Secret Garden, you meet the eyes of humans denied their bodily autonomy when Roe v. Wade (1973), which guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, was overturned.
Instead of presenting her political opinion, Kate offers the opposite of propaganda. She is creating an opportunity to make eye contact with real people.

Her inquisitive approach to the subject matter depressurizes a tinderbox topic, disarming you with tenderness. Kate is allowing us to think about how we truly feel. Kate wants to remove the outside world’s influence for the viewer to enter a judgment-free zone.

Kate Burke’s installation in the Secret Garden is an ongoing, growing installation. Throughout the year, Kate will add more eye tiles as people submit to the project. Submit your eyes and become part of the installation here.


Kate Burke

Kate Burke (b. 1994) is an Atlanta-based sculptor. After receiving her BFA in Fabric Design in 2016 with honors from the University of Georgia, she moved to Atlanta in 2017 and shortly thereafter immersed herself within the Atlanta art community. Her solo career has developed steadily since moving to Atlanta, with solo and group showings in Southeast spaces such as Lyndon House Art Center, the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville, Free Market Gallery, ATHICA, Harstfield Jackson International Airport, whitespec, Art Fields, Fresh Eye Gallery, Waiting Room Art, and Mint Atlanta. Receiving distinguished awards such as the ArtFields Category Award for textiles in 2019, and with a growing list of fellowships including being chosen as a two-time Hambidge Center fellow and as one of 2021’s Leap Year artists, Kate recently debuted her solo show “Never let me go” in April 2022. Kate will continue her tenure in Atlanta through 2023 - 2025 as one of The Creative Projects Residents.


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