Femme Fatale

Megan Burak

June 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018


Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2018 | 5-7 pm

Artist Statement

I believe that every woman is a “femme fatale” in her own way. We can be dangerous and powerful with our bodies, but also with our hearts and minds. The show will feature a series of portrait oil paintings showing women who individually redefine femininity and how it inspires their power.

I love to paint the female figure as I feel that women have a distinct way of capturing emotion and telling a story. We express ourselves with the entirety of our body. With many of my paintings, I strive to create some form of a narrative to make the viewer question what is happening to the subject and why she looks or appears the way she does. Each painting is a bit ambiguous in nature as there could be many narratives or emotions happening within the subject.

About the Artist

Megan Burak is a contemporary realist artist working mostly in oil. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland at the age of four. Burak graduated in the fall of 2015 from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a concentration in two-dimensional art. She has won multiple awards while exhibiting in juried shows and galleries. She was a semi-finalist in the Bethesda Painting Awards for 2017, a semi-finalist in the Michaels Art Challenge for 2016, and the recipient of the University Center Art Award from Salisbury University for 2015. Several of her pieces have been purchased by Salisbury University as part of their permanent collection. Her inspiration is drawn from her emotions and the world as she sees it. She currently lives and paints in Berlin, Maryland.