Born 1978, Bourke studied at Chelsea College of Art and the University of the West of England in Bristol. Previously based in Asia, Bourke returned to London at the end of 2018, working from his studio in Parson’s Green.
Bourke’s practice combines progressive print and painting techniques with a traditional execution process. Greatly influenced by a significant period of time spent living and working in Singapore, Bourke’s practice assimilates a range of skills that he has developed over the course of his career. Alongside the Fan series, Bourke is well known for his iconic depictions of quintessential British imagery, including The Queen’s postage stamp and telephone boxes. Piers Bourke has exhibited internationally, with previous solo shows at Loughran Gallery, Rebecca Hossack and The Art Fellas in Singapore. Bourke’s works are collected by a global audience.
Bourke is a committed philanthropist, having donated works to, Save The Children and he has raised over £40,000 for www.theroastbeefclub.com who support the British military services, through the sale of his pieces.