Tim Burke has been a leader in the outsider art movement in Detroit for the last 28 years. Mastering the found object genre. Tim has spearheaded a one man recycling operation and recover'd 10 tons of Granite from the renovation of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Many beautiful Terra Cotta pieces from the Riveara Theatre. travertine from the Detroit Collage of Law. as well as many more gone but not forgotten historic landmark buildings that have been torn down in Detroit over the last 25 years. Tim has turned some of these pieces into functional as well as surreal pieces of art . From a bench in the new Downtown Y.M.C.A. to tables and chairs that were being sold in the gift shop of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Tim's work has been shown locally as well as internationally. Tim has many public art installation to his credit, most recently the installation of his four whimsical robot looking creatures in the children's section of compuwares Lafayette Garden, Dowtown Detroit.
Timothy's ArtPrize Entries
These are Timothy's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Timothy's Past Work
These are images of past work that Timothy has done.