Sharon Bourke

Central Islip, NY 11722



Little One

Digital Original


Knocking at My Heart

Digital Original



Spirit Shout

Digital Original



Blue Air

Digital Original

Roots and Branches



Sea Turtle



Sharon works in a primarily abstract style, with occasional elements of surrealism. Her work is influenced by Constructivist art, African abstractions, and the products of animist religious beliefs.

She has studied drawing at the Art Institute of Boston; illustration, design and computer graphics at Pratt Institute; etching at the Ruth Leaf Studio; and collagraphs and etching with Otto Neals at Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop.

She exhibits regularly in group shows, primarily on Long Island, New York, including the African American Museum, the Islip Art Museum, the Graphic Eye Gallery (invitational), Guild Hall and Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton. Other New York venues include galleries in Ossining and Mount Kisco, Westchester; the Meisner Gallery in Soho. She has also exhibited at the Alder Gallery in Eugene, Oregon, and online briefly at

A writer as well as a visual artist, Sharon has published poems in various literary magazines and three anthologies (Understanding the New Black Poetry, Celebrations, and Children of Promise), and non-fiction in the annual journal Collages & Bricolages.

Sharon is a member of the Long Island Black Artists Association, East End Arts Council, Center for Book Arts and Woman Made Gallery.


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