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Erik Parker


Born 1968, Stuttgart
Lives and works in New York


1998 MFA, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
1996 BFA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas


1999 Rema Hort - Mann Foundation Grant
1997 Purchase College 25th Anniversary Scholarship, Purchase College, State University of New York
Rose Scholarship, Visual Arts Department, Purchase College, State University of New York
Durhurst Family Scholarship, Visual Arts Department, Purchase College, State University of New York
1995 Excellence in Painting, Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas at Austin
1994 Merit Scholarship in Painting and Drawing, University of Texas at Austin
1993 Merit Scholarship in Painting and Drawing, University of Texas at Austin
Merit Scholarship in Printmaking, University of Texas at Austin
1992 Denbela - Ortiz Galeria Outstanding Scholarship in Visual Art, San Antonio College

Solo exhibitions

2016 Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, Los Angeles
Double Down, Nanzuka, Tokyo

2015 Undertow, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
¿What About Now?, Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Madrid

2013 New Magnetic Destiny, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2012 Upswing Dub Project, Pace Prints, New York
Too Mad to Be Scared, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Bye, Bye, Babylon, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2011 Other Side of Morning and Bermuda, Patrica Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
RE-UPPED, Colette, Paris

2010 Focus: Erik Parker, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Endless Anytime, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Adapt, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

2009 Crisis Creation, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2008 Between Lines, Marianne Boesky, New York

2007 Liner Notes, De Appel, Amsterdam
Damage Control, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California

2006 Half Cocked, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Is It Something I Said?, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

2005 On the House, Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
Let the Good Times Roll, Leo Koenig Inc., New York

2004 Situation Done Changed, Like Faces and Names, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
Rechannelled Sincerity, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin

2003 Done By the Forces of Nature, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
This Bitch of a Life, Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan
Hit The Lights, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, California

2002 You Paint the Picture, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Modern Art Inc., London
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Cornerhouse Museum of Contemporary Art, Manchester

2001 Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan

2000 Thiswhiteboysteals, Leo Koenig Inc., New York

Group exhibitions

2016 Who Cares?, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
AftermodernisM in the Hamptons, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, New York; organized by Neumann Wolfson Art

2015 Outta Town Sh*t, Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York
Respect, CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
She Sells Seashells By The Seashore, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York

2014 Saying Yes to Everything, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California
If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It, Galerie Zürcher, Paris and New York
Bad Boy!, New Arts Projects, London
Appropriate Disruption, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York
Ok, I’ll rename it, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, Missouri
Knock! Knock!, Galeria Javier López, Madrid
Possession, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
Comic Future, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
PAINT NEW YORK, GL Strand, Copenhagen
FAR OUT!, Marlborough Chelsea, New York

2013 Comic Future, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas
Draw Gym, 247365, New York
AftermodernisM, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Chicken or Beef?. A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting, The Hole, New York; curated by Jesper Elg
Deep Cuts, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York
Art Crush, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

2012 Tonight We Won’t Be Bored, 10 Years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
united states. Artist’s Projects, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
East West Shift to the Middle Part I, Bill Brady, Kansas City, Missouri
Drawn to You, Gallery Poulsen Conntemporary Fine Arts, Copenhagen
White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction, White Columns, New York

2011 Make, White Flag Projects, Sant Louis, Missouri
Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, New York
Make Skateboards, I-20 Gallery, New York
Pretty On The Inside, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; organized by Erik Parker and KAWS
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences, Savannah, Georgia

2010 The Incomplete - Paris, Galerie Jean - Luc & Takako Richard, Paris; curated by Hubert Neumann
Private Future, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
Both Sides of the Pulaski, Fine Art Frame Works, Long Island City, New York
Mutant Pop, Galleri Loyal, Malmö; curated by Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Brandon Joyce
Fresh Apples, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv

2009 Stages, OHWOW, Miami, Florida; organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike
Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings, sponsored by La Montagne Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Just what is it that makes today’s painting so different, so appealing?, Gering & López Gallery, New York
Get It Right Back To Where We Started From… Selections from the Collection of Norman
Dubrow, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Painting a Better Present, Pictures from the Diezy7 Collection, Sala Naos, Santander, Spain
Until the End of the World, AMP, Athens; curated by Max Henry
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Yet Seemed It Winter Still, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
About Face, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York
Beautiful / Decay: A to Z, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008 Edvard Munch: Tribute and Inspiration, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
FAXINATION, Loyal Gallerie, Stockholm; curated by Bill Saylor
Admirer, 31Grand, New York; curated by Maureen Cavanaugh
Accrochage, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Fun Fun Fun, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

2007 Works from the VAC Collection - Valencia Arte Contemporáneo, IVAM - Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia
Pictorial Talk, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
The Melvins, Mandrake, Los Angeles, California; curated by Bob Nickas
More is More: Maximalist Tendencies in Recent American Painting, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida; curated by Tatiana Flores
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Late Picasso and Contemporary Painters, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen; curated by Max Henry
one-artist-shows, de Appel Boy’s School, Amsterdam

2006 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina; curated by Xandra Eden
Reflections - 20 Years, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Untitled (For H.C. Westermann), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; curated by Michael Rooks
Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Contemporary Art Center, San Francisco, California; curated by
Betty Nguyen
abstract art now - floating forms (Teil 1 der Ausstellung), Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Goethe abwärts - deutsche Jungs etc., Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Goslar
Helter, Helter, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; curated by Max Henry and Erik Parker

2005 Tantra, 2005 Exit Art Print Portfolio, New York
Looking at Words, The Formal Presence of Text in Modern & Contemporary Works on
Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Self Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Leaving Cockaigne, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Skin, Galleria Daniele Ugolini, Florence

2004 Altered States, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Mothership Connection, Creative Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Central Station. Collection Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Dimension Folly, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento
Rimbaud, I-20 gallery, New York; curated by Max Henry
10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
The Black Album, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Making Visible, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Majority Whip, White Box, New York; organized by Kathy Grayson and Laura Tepper
…As Time Goes By, Gordian Weber Kunsthandel, Cologne

2003 …As Time Goes By, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
One Planet Under a Groove, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
Summer of Lust, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Berkshires, New York
Nation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt / Main
Intervista con la Pittura, Foundazione Bevilaqua La Mesa, Venice; curated by Gianni Romano
Extra, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York; curated by Marc Olivier Wahler
Jeff Elrod, Torben Giehler, Erik Parker, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Painting Pictures, Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmusem-Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; organized by Gijs van Tuyl

2002 Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officina Americana, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna
Rock My World, CCAC California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California; curated by Ralph Rugoff
The Dubrow Biennale, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York
Dubuffet, e l’arte dei graffiti, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia
Subject Matters, Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York

2001 In Fumo, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; curated by Giancinto Di Pietrantonio
Wattage and Friendship, magnusmuller, Berlin
One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pensylvannia; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Erik Parker & Graham Gilmore, Nicola Spovieri, London
The Americans, Barbican Center, London
Come On Feel The Noise, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
Before They Became Who They Are, Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York

2000 Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York
Critic as Grist, White Box, New York
Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

1999 The Leo Koenig Project, John Weber Gallery, New York
Visions. “Apartment 21”, in conjunction with Rikrit Tiravanija’s, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
In My Room, White Columns, New York
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum, New York

Curatorial projects

2011 Prophet Royal Robertson: NO PROUD BASTARDS, White Columns, New York; curated by Erik Parker and Scott Ogden
Pretty On The Inside, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York;curated by Erik Parker and KAWS

Public collections

Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Diezy7 Collection, Sala Naos, Santander, Spain
ESKFF - Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, New Jersey
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Modern Art, New York
New York Public Library, New York
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Queens Museum, New York
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
RISD Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New York

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