Biography
Katherine Parker was born in Durham, North Carolina and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She studied art history and painting at Virginia Commonwealth University and then moved to NYC in 1981, receiving her MFA from Columbia University in 1983. Parker is known for her large, vividly painted canvases which are characterized by layers of scumbled and abraded oil paint. The final pieces contain the record of the painting process and afford evocative clues to the viewer of the layers and erasures beneath the surface. She studied with Milton Resnick, Louise Fishman and Irving Sandler and was influenced by the rigors and temperament of the New York School.

Parker's paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the NY, NJ area including The Hunterdon Museum, The Newark Museum, PS 1 MOMA, The Jersey City Museum, Spanierman Modern Gallery, Heidi Cho Gallery, Gary Snyder Gallery, and the Accola Littlejohn Gallery. She is currently represented by Spanierman Modern in NYC. 

Parker lives with her husband and her two children in Hoboken NJ.
She also maintains her studio there. 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 chants/chance
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2010 Watermark
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2008 Days of Winter
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Paintings
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2005 Refuge 
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
Means of Escape 
DHR Corporate Space, Newark, NJ
2004 Paintings
Johnson & Johnson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Material Witness
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
Self-Evidence
Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, NJ
2003 States of Union 
Queens College Art Center, New York, NY
2000 Katherine Parker and Larry Deyab
Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Paintings
Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Paintings
New Arts Program Gallery, Kutztown, PA
Psalms
Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
1991 Stigmata Paintings 
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
1990 New Work
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
1989 Recent Paintings
Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Waterways II
Heather Guadio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
Summer Selections
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
Thirteen Contemporary Artists 
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2012 Summer Selections
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
Catalog available
Color Works
Heather Guadio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
Modern and Contemporary Painting
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
Fifteen Contemporary Artists
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2011 January Gallery Selections
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
Architectural Digest Show
Pier 33, New York, NY
2009 Mark of the Hand
Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
2006 Group Show
Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
WAR SHOW
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2004 Counterpoise 
Studio 18 Gallery, New York, NY
2003 After Matisse/Picasso
P.S.1,MOMA, Queens, NY
Color Complexities
JP Morgan Chase Bank, Jersey City, NJ
100 NJ Artists Make Prints
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ
2002 500 Works on Paper
Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
Off the Wall
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Summer Show
Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, New York, NY
2001 21st Suffragettes
SideShow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show
P.S. 122, New York, NY
2000 North and South 
Splendid , Brooklyn, NY
1998 Mixed Medea
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Pay Per It
Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Field Work
450 Gallery, New York, NY
Field Work
Abraham Lubelsky Gallery, New York, NY
1997 4 Artists 
CHI MEAT, Brooklyn, NY
1996 Sign Language 
Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ
1995 Inaugural Show
National Catholic Museum, New York, NY
Inadmissible Evidence
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Innovative Printmaking
The Galleries, Rutgers Univ, Piscataway, NJ
1994 Tenth Anniversary Show
Aljira Art Center, Newark, NJ
Sign Language
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
20x20
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
1993 Maximizations
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
Love and Chaos
111 First Street Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Walls at the Hall
Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ
1992 Gallery Artists: New Work
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Urban Alchemy
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
New Jersey Arts Annual
The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Art Auction
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
1991 Works on Paper
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Review Preview 5
Aljira Contemporary Art Center, Newark, NJ
Contemporary Art on Canvas
Mitchell Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD
New American Talent
Waco Center for the Arts, Waco, TX
Urban Alchemy
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Portrait of a City
Cathedral Arts Center, Jersey City, NJ
1990 Introductions ’90
Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Maximum Diversity
City Without Walls Gallery, New York, NY
New Jersey Arts Annual
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
New American Talent
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Drawing: Step One
Merrill Hall Exhibition Space, New York, NY
Annual Juried Show
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
HONORS & AWARDS
2009 Edward 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
EDUCATION
1983 MFA (Painting) Columbia University, New York, NY
1980 BFA (Art History) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal, Dallas, TX
Daniel Marzona, New York, NY
DHR International Corporate Collection, Newark, NJ
Edna Epstein Law, Chicago, IL
Matthew and Julianne Epstein, Hoboken, NJ
Gary Snyder and Kristen Acolla, New York, NY
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection, New Brunswick, NJ
Bruce and Jeannie Lubin, Hoboken, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Newark Library, Newark, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
New York University Law School, New York, NY
Rutgers Center for Creative Printmaking, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Samsonite Corporation, Boston, MA
Spector and Dimin, Teaneck, NJ
James Weiss, San Francisco, CA
Zimmerlee Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 Katherine Parker "chants/chance",
article, New York Art Beat, February 2014 
2013 Waterways II opens at Heather Gaudio Fine Art,
article, artdaily.com, June 2013 
2012 Summer Selections, Martha Campbell
catalog essay, Spanierman Modern, August 23-October 6, p.9 
2010 Spanierman Modern Is Exhibiting Katherine Parker
article, hamptons.com, June 3, 2010
2009 The Mark of the Hand, review, Cynthia Nadelman, ARTnews, June 2009
2007 War in the Last Five Years, Artists Respond to the Last Five Years, catalog essay, Kristen Accola, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Nov. 5-March 25, p.3
2006 Sainte Claire, cover art, Hudson River Art, 2006, volume 5 publisher, Peter Barton
2005 Refuge, Marilyn Rosenberg, catalog essay, Katherine Parker-Refuge, Heidi Cho Gallery, Rich Fog Publishing, copyright, 2005
2003 Two friends Sharing an Artistic Connection, Carol Macgowan, Newsday, June 1, p.38
1995 Inadmissible Evidence, William Zimmer
The New York Times, August 10, J19
1994 Sign Language, William Zimmer
The New York Times, March 6, J26
1992 Strength in Abstraction, William Zimmer
The New York Times, August 30, J22
1991 Behold the Haunting on Canvas, Carole Falk
The Annapolis Capitol, June 25, B6
Artists Seek to Extract Objects of Beauty from Urban Blight, Eileen Watkins
The Sunday Star Ledger, April 7, p. 4
1990 Painful News, Few Artists Offer Easy Images, Reiko Matsuo
The Jersey Journal, Gold Coast Magazine, July 12, p. 10
A Gallery That’s Almost a Museum, Vivienne Raynor
The New York Times, July 29, B16
New American Talent, Sixth Exhibition, Laura Trippi
Catalog Essay, Laguna Gloria Art Museum
1989 Galleries Paint a Brighter Picture for Women, Roberta Smith
The New York Times, April 14, C1
 
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