The solo exhibition features archival material and new work—some of which has never been shown in public—from the artist who taught at NYU from 2000 to 2015. The university acquired Burkhart’s papers in 2016 as part of its Downtown Collection documenting the city’s vibrant arts scene from the 1970s to the early 1990s. Highlighting the exhibition are 60 drawings that will be hung above glass cases displaying Burkhart’s journals, which she describes as the foundation of her artistic and literary practice.
Burkhart is an interdisciplinary feminist artist who is perhaps best known for her Liz Taylor Series of paintings. Described as both a conceptual and installation artist, Burkhart works in multiple media, and often combines painting, photography, video, poetry and collage. Based in New York and the Netherlands, Burkhart has been featured at Moma PS1 in New York, Rozenstraat, Netherlands and Fri/Art, Fribourg, Switzerland. Her art has been included in group shows in New York, London, Toronto, Amsterdam, and Washington, D.C. Burkhart is also a poet and author of four books.