Since 2002 Jessica Burko has worked with independent artists and arts organizations to create and implement marketing strategies and targeted campaigns that assist her clients in achieving their creative professional goals. She works with individual clients to examine creative objectives, help focus creativity, identify their strongest audience, develop a plan to best promote the work and assists in initiating that plan. Burko also leads Arts Marketing leads workshops for groups of all sizes.
Jessica Burko is the Director of Marketing at Kingston Gallery in Boston's SoWa arts district. She is also an independent curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2000. Burko's professional background includes the position of Gallery Director at Stonehill College from 2000-06, and from 2007-14 she held the position of Executive Director of the artist collective Boston Handmade. Burko's work in the arts community allows her to foster and strengthen connections between working artrepreneurs. She supports artists in achieving their creative and professional goals through lectures, workshops, and partnerships with organizations such as Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program and the Danforth Museum’s Professional Artists Workshops.
In addition to being an arts industry professional, Jessica Burko has been an exhibiting artist since 1985 shows work in solo and group shows throughout the United States. Burko is originally from Philadelphia and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.