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Katherine Parker (b. 1958)

PARKER IMAGES   |   EXHIBITION

Also see the exhibition Katherine Parker: Watermark (June 1 - July 2, 2010)

Artist Biography

Working in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism since her college days in the 1970s, Katherine Parker creates large-scale oil paintings in which she uses an intuitive process that she compares to a “highwire act.”  Themes of time and Katherine Parker, Fade, 2011change are present in her works in which she builds thin layers of paint and then scrapes them away, working in oil because of its light and nuances, as she strives toward an intensity of color.  In the eroding and emerging forms ofParker’s textured canvases, memories of places she has been or thought about are below the surface or come forward, while she holds the moment that “something takes off,” an aspect of her work that is a metaphor of how “in real time, we try to fix things, but they can’t be fixed, try to hold things, but that can’t be held.”  Painting for Parker is a language of personal development and internal consciousness, based in the moment yet contemplative and metaphysical.  In referencing landscape more in these works than in the past, Parker turns toward outer rather than inner experience, while walking the line between the nature and pure abstraction.

Katherine Parker received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.F.A. from Columbia University.  Over the course of her career, she has drawn inspiration from the work of many artists, including Matisse, de Kooning, Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, Susan Rothenberg, Bill Jensen, Milton Resnick, and Joan Snyder. However, for Parker painting is a language of personal development and internal perceptions, based in the moment yet contemplative and metaphysical.

Parker has had solo exhibitions at DHR Corporate Space, Newark, New Jersey; the Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey; Jersey City Museum, New Jersey; Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York; and Queens College Art Center, New York.  She has participated in group exhibitions at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas; Merrill Hall Exhibition Space; National Catholic Museum, New York; New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; Jersey City Museum; the Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey; P.S.1, Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York; Seton Hall Law School, Newark; and Waco Center for the Arts, Texas.   Parker has received awards from the Edward F. Albee Foundation; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; New Jersey Percent for Art; Organization of Independent Artists; and Yaddow Residency, which granted her a fellowship.  Parker’s work is included in the collections of the Jersey City Museum; Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection, New Brunswick, New Jersey; the Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey; the Newark Library, New Jersey; the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; New York University Law School; Rutgers Center for Creative Printmaking, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and the Zimmerlee Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Katherine Parker CV

1983 received M.F.A., Columbia University, New York
1980 received B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, Days of Winter, 2008
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, Paintings, 2007.
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, Refuge, 2005.
DHR Corporate Space, Newark, Means of Escape, 2005.
Johnson & Johnson Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Paintings. 2004.
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, Material Witness (w/ Nancy Cohen), 2004.
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York, Paintings, 2004.
Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, New Jersey, Self-Evidence, 2004.
Queens College Art Center, New York, States of Union, 2003.
Simon Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey, Katherine Parker and Larry Deyab, 2000.   
Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, Paintings, 2000.
New Arts Program Gallery, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Paintings,1993.
Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey; Psalms, 1993.
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, Stigmata Paintings, 1991.
Jersey City Museum, New Work, 1990.
Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York, Recent Paintings, 1989.
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, 2006.
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey, WAR SHOW, 2006.
Studio 18 Gallery, New York, Counterpoise, 2004.
P.S.1,MOMA, Queens, New York, After Matisse/Picasso, 2003.
JP Morgan Chase Bank, Jersey City, Color Complexities, 2003.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 100 NJ Artists Make Prints, 2003.
Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, 500 Works on Paper, 2002.
Jersey City Museum, Off the Wall, 2002.
Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, New York, Summer Show, 2002.
SideShow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 21st Suffragettes, 2001.
P.S. 122,  New York, Group Show, 2001.
Splendid, Brooklyn, New York, North and South, 2000.
City Without Walls, Newark, Mixed Media, 1998.
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Pay Per It, 1998.
450 Gallery, New York, Field Work, 1998.
Abraham Lubelsky Gallery,  New York, Field Work, 1998.
CHI MEAT, Brooklyn, New York, 4 Artists, 1997.
Polo Gallery, Edgewater, New Jersey, Sign Language, 1996.
National Catholic Museum, New York, Inaugural Show, 1995.
City without Walls, Newark, Inadmissible Evidence, 1995.
The Galleries, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, Innovative Printmaking, 1995.
Aljira Art Center, Newark, Tenth Anniversary Show. 1994.
City without Walls, Newark, Sign Language, 1994.
New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 20x20, 1994.
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, Maximizations, 1993.
111 First Street Gallery, Jersey City, Love and Chaos, 1993.
Seton Hall Law School, Newark, Walls at the Hall, 1993.
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, Gallery Artists: New Work, 1992.
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, Urban Alchemy, 1992.
The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey, New Jersey Arts Annual, 1992.
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, Works on Paper, 1991.
Aljira Contemporary Art Center, Newark, Review Preview 5, 1991.
Mitchell Art Gallery, Annapolis, Contemporary Art on Canvas, 1991.
Waco Center for the Arts, Texas, New American Talent, 1991.
City Without Walls, Newark, Urban Alchemy, 1991.
Cathedral Arts Center, Jersey City, Portrait of a City, 1991.
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York,  Introductions ’90, 1990.
City Without Walls Gallery, New York, Maximum Diversity, 1990.
Jersey City Museum, New Jersey Arts Annual, 1990.
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, New American Talent, 1990.
Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York, Drawing: Step One, 1990.
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, Annual Juried Show, 1990.
  
HONORS AND AWARDS
 
2008  Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship
2006  Cover Art, Hislop's Guide to the Arts
1993  New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Fellowship RCCP
1992  New Jersey Percent for Art, Purchase Award
1992  Organization of Independent Artists, Curatorial Award
1991  Yaddo Residency Fellowship
 
COLLECTIONS
 
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal, Dallas, Texas
Daniel Marzona, New York
DHR International Corporate Collection, Newark
Edna Epstein Law, Chicago
Matthew and Julianne Epstein, Hoboken, New Jersey
Gary Snyder and Kristen Acolla, New York
Jersey City Museum
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Bruce and Jeannie Lubin, Hoboken, New Jersey
Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
Newark Library
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
New York University Law School
Rutgers Center for Creative Printmaking, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Samsonite Corporation, Boston
Spector and Dimin, Teaneck, New Jersey
James Weiss, San Francisco
Zimmerlee Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey
 

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