David Burke is an Oakland based painter and educator whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Burke is the art director for the Super Heroes Mural Project in West Oakland and co-founder of the Autobody Bridge Program for emerging Bay Area artists. In 2009, Burke was a visiting lecturer in painting at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, where he worked closely with art students and faculty for eighteen months. As a muralist, Burke translates the communal vision by listening to a diverse range of voices and ideas and allowing these contributions to mold the spirit of the project. His goal is to incorporate the rich histories of the people into murals that celebrate and acknowledge both the past and present while inspiring hope for the future.