James Burpee - Gallery 5004




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James Burpee


James Burpee lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Beyond the numerous collections in the Twin Cities, his work is in collections from Hawaii to New York. 


He has been in national invitational exhibitions, and featured in a range of solo and group shows. Burpee has been an Artist in Residence in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Foundation Karolyi in Vence, France, among other locations, and has been a visiting artist across the country, including the California College of Arts & Crafts and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. 

He has been an instructor at the college level since 1960, teaching at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design through 1996 and is currently teaching at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Art on the Twin Cities Campus.


B.A. Art, San Jose State College, San Jose, CA 1958
M.F.A. Painting; Printmaking Minor, CA College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA1960

Teaching Experience
1997-present -Uof M, Minneapolis, Painting & Drawing 
1997-present -Administrative Assistant , The Kenwood Retirement Community, Mpls.
1987-1996 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Professor of Painting & Drawing. 






Photo that inspired next painting

The next painting is about violence toward women by men. The source of the painting was this black and white photo from a book featuring movie stills. The books title was "The Bad Guys." More documentation regarding the painting is on file at Gallery 5004.