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 Richard Parker  (1949 - )

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University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts, 1983.
University of Texas, Arlington, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1980.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2006  “Pastel Sticks,”  USC Orange County Center, Irvine, CA.
2003  “Richard Parker Unframed:  Charcoal and chalk drawings, 1982-2003,”
               Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2002  “A Black and White Affair:  New perspectives of the Southern California landscape,” Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, OK.
1998  “Pastels and Charcoals,” Perkins and Will, Pasadena, CA.
1996  “Richard Parker:  Paintings,” Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
1994  “Works on Paper,”  Strings Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
1989  “Recent Work, ” Barclay Simpson Fine Arts Gallery, Lafayette, CA.
1988  “Abstractions,” Gallery de Analco, Santa Fe, NM.
1987  “Recent Drawings,” Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
1985  “Recent Work,” Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2006  “Then and Now:  Hightlights from the USC Fisher Gallery collections”
2004  25th Annual Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA.
2004  “Up Close and Impersonal,”  Platt Gallery, University of Judaism, Bel Air, CA.
2003  Five-Person Show, ARSG, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
2003  Cambridge Art Association National, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.
2003  “Just Charcoal,”  Works on paper, Fine Arts Gallery, Golden West College,
               Huntington Beach, CA.
2002  “Texas National 2002,”  The Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX.
2001  “Realism 2001,”  The Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV.
2001  “Texas National 2001,”  The Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX. Donald Sultan, juror. First place.
2000  “National Landscape Invitational,”  Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM.
1999  “Gallery 121 Inaugural Exhibition,” Pasadena, CA.
1999  “Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show,” Cambridge, MA. Peter, Eliza, and Belinda Rathbone, jurors.
1998  “1998 Texas and Neighbors Art Competition,” Irving Art Assn, Irving, TX. Stephen Quiller, juror.  First place, mixed media.
1997  “Works on Paper:  Recent Drawings, Prints and Photographs” LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. Star Figura, juror.
1997  “Gallery Artists,” Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
1996  “Works On/Of Paper,” Rutgers National ’96, Camden, NJ.
1996  “1996 Texas and Neighbors Art Competition,” Irving Art Association, Irving, TX.  Second place, mixed media.
1995  “1995 Critic’s Choice,” Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX.
1995  “Counter Point,” The 27th Annual National Juried Printmaking, Drawing and Photography Exhibition, Ingram, TX. Timothy G. High, juror.
1995   Pastel Society of the Southwest, National Open Show, Irving, Texas. Everett Raymond Kinstler, juror.  Best of Show.
1994  “1994 Stockton National VII,” The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA.
1994  “Integration, Disintegration, Reintegration?”  The Parents Foundation of New Haven, CT.
1993  “Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition,” Clemson, SC. Elizabeth Armstrong, juror.
1990  “The Mark,” Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA.  Mark Johnstone, curator.
1989  “Visions of Excellence,” Albuquerque United Artists, NM.
1989  “Big and Bold,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Rental Gallery, CA.
1988  “31st North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual,” North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND.  Garo Antreasian, juror.  Purchase award.
1987  “Designations,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Rental Gallery, CA.
1987  North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual, University of North Dakota, ND. Ruth Weisberg, juror.
1987  The ASI Achievement Awards, Artists’ Society International, San Francisco, CA.
1987  Mt. San Jacinto Juried Open International Painting Competition,  Mt. San Jacinto College, CA.  Carla von Waldenfels, juror.
1986  “The State of the Arts,”  Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
1986  “Pasadena Centennial Art Competition,” Pasadena, CA. Josine Ianco-Starrels, John Outterbridge and Helen Pashian, jurors.
1986  Selected works from Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Designers West, Los Angeles. Edward Goldman, curator.
1985  “Recent American Works on Paper,” developed for circulation by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services.
1985  “Smallworks National ’85,” Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY. Nancy Hoffman, juror.
1984  “Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?,” Terrain Gallery, New York, NY.
1984  60th Shreveport Art Guild National Exhibition, Meadows Art Museum, LA. Fritz Scholder, juror. Cash award.
1983  “Newcomers ’83,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA. Josine Ianco-Starrels, curator.
1983  Clemson National Print and Drawing Competition, Clemson University, SC. Nancy Hoffman, juror.  Honorable mention.
1983  “Big and Small,” Terrain Gallery, New York, NY.
1983  “Summer Introductions,” four person show, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

The Santa Fe New Mexican,  “Gallery invites known and emerging artists,” Robert Nott, August 4, 2000.
Pasadena Weekly,  “Chalk One Up for Excellence,” November 5-11, 1998.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram,  “Parker’s works present light, shadow at play,” Wade
Wilson, March 10, 1996.
Dallas/Fort Worth’s Life Style Magazine,  “Fort Worth:  Where the Art Begins,” Amy
Sorter, February, 1996.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram,  “A husband-and-wife team with distinctive differences,”
Wade Wilson, October 23, 1994.
Gerald F. Brommer,  Exploring Drawing, Davis Publications, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1988.
South Pasadena Review,  “Suspends Golf Career for Suspended Art Forms,” Norma
LeValley, October 7, 1987.
The Sunday Herald, Monterey, California, “Charcoal Chalk Drawings Exhibited in
Pacific Grove,” Irene Lagorio, February 8, 1987.
Recent American Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1985.
Los Angeles Times,  “Promising Newcomers at the Muni,” Suzanne Muchnic,  July 31, 1983.
Gerald F. Brommer and George F. Horn,  Art in Your World, Davis Publications,
Worcester, Massachusetts, 1985.

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