Mary Burke (b.1959) studied Fine Art at NCAD and graduated with an honours BA (1982). She has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and abroad. and has been awarded residencies at the Leighton Artists Colony at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and a United States Information Agency fellowship to work at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. She has received a number of awards including a bursary from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Montreal), a Golden Fleece award from the Lillias Mitchell Trust and a number of awards from the Irish Arts Council. Her work is included in many public and corporate collections including The Arts Council, The AIB International Financial Services Centre, Ulster Bank, The Irish Inter-continental Bank, Eircom, Dublin Airport Authority, Aer Motive Ireland, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and the Office of Public Works. She also holds Masters Degrees in Anthropology and Digital Media Technologies.