Jill Burkee begins making jewelry at the age of 12 selling at the local jeweler,
Alpine Jewelers, in her hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Attends the University
of Washington and at 21 receives grant to continue her studies and work in
Europe. Moves to Pietrasanta, Italy, and New York City where she begins life-
long collaboration-in-the-arts with Italian artist Giancarlo Biagi.


Christian Brothers University – Memphis, TN
City and County of Honolulu, HI
City and County of Denver, Colorado
Mary Queen of the Universe Basilica – Orlando, FL
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Washington, DC



1976     Fenn Gallery, permanent collection - Santa Fe, NM
1977     Buccellati Inc., permanent collection - New York, NY
1984     Twelfth Biennale International at the Grand Palais, Group Show – Paris, France
1985     Shephard & Clark Inc., “Jill Burkee, Sculpture  and Etchings” - New York, NY
1986     Elain Horwitch Gallery, Opening Exhibition – Palm Springs, CA
1987     Port of History Museum, Group Show Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA
1988     Art at the Armory Show – New York, NY
1989     Aaron Faber Gallery, “Beasties” – New York, NY
Ankrum Gallery, “Giancarlo Biagi & Jill Burkee” – Los Angeles, CA
Forum Gallery, Permanent Collection – New York, NY
Centro Artistico Labirinto, Group Show – Florence, Italy
1990     Cavalier Galleries, Group Show – Stamford, CT
1992     British Museum Numismatic Collection –  London
1994     De Medici Palace – Seravezza, Italy
2000     Smithsonian Museum – Washington, DC
Royal Ontario Museum – Ontario, Canada
2009     Kremlin Museum – Moscow


Walter Annenberg – Palm Springs, CA
Gianmaria Buccellati – Milan, Italy
Thomas Hoving – New York, NY
Forest Fenn – Santa Fe, NM
Mrs. John H. Studebaker III – South Bend, IN