Artist Statement 

"We create works in response to the ever-bleakening relationship linking humans, technology, and nature. These works feature an ambiguous narrative that offers insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology's failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition.

Strange scenes of hybridizing forces, swarming elements, and bleeding overabundance portray Nature unleashed by technology and the human hand.  Rich colors and surrealistic imagery merge to reveal the poetic roots of the works on display. The use of color is intentional but abstract; proportion and space are compositional rather than natural; movement is blurred; objects and people juxtaposed as if by chance in a visual improvisation that unfolds choreographically.

At once formally arresting and immeasurably loaded with sensations — this work attempts to provide powerful impact both visually and viscerally."

 

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Resume

 

 

Education

 

RPH

1994 · MFA University of New Mexico

1990 · BFA  Kansas City Art Institute

 

SPH

1991-94 · Graduate Studies University of New Mexico

1986 · BFA William Woods College 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2016

Precipice, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

2014

Gautier’s Dream, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Crossing: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Slete Gallery, Venice, CA

Excerpts from Architects Brother, Slete Gallery, Paris Photo LA.

Selections from Architect’s Brother, Trinity University, San Antonio, Tx

 

2013

Measuring the Sky, Suzanne TaraSieve Gallery, Paris

New Works, and Old, Suzanne TaraSieve Gallery, Paris

WALL At WAM, Two-year Mural installation, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

 

2012

The Architect’s Brother: Photogravures by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison,  Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH

 

2011

Selections from The Architect’s Brother, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010

Beginnings, Catherine Edelman gallery, Chicago, Il

Selections from the Counterpoint Series, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

 

2009

Selections from the Counterpoint Series, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

 

2008

Counterpoint, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

RESTORATION: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

 

2007

Gray Dawn,Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2005

Recent Works, Sirius Art Center, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

Recent Works,  Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland

Recent Works, Marion Center for the Arts, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

 

2004

Recent Works, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Procession, OBSOLETE, Venice, CA

Procession, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

Current Works, San Francisco Art Institute’s McBeanGallery, San Francisco, CA

New Images, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2003

The Sentinels, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY

 

2000

Earth Elegies, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY

 

1999

Promisedland, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Promisedland, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

1998

Industrialscapes, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Traveling Solo Exhibition · "The Architect’s Brother"

 

2007

Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL

 

2006

Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  

Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

 

2005

University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie, WY

University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Mois de la Photographie, Montreal, Canada

 

2004

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Galerie im Stadtmuseum, Jena, Germany

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

 

2002

George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY · Curated by Therese Mulligan, Ph.D.

 

 

Collections

 

Mudam Luxembourg - MusÉe d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland,OH

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO

Nerman Museum of Contempoary Art, Johnson County, KS

Galerie im Stadtmuseum, Jena, Germany

The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

The Hallmark Fine Art Collection, Hallmark Cards Corp, Kansas City, MO

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WAThe John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL

Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, Providence, RI

Vassar College, Frances Lehman LOEB Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, Jacobson Attorneys at Law, New York, NY

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Joseph and Elaine Monsen Collection, Seattle, WA

Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN

Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM

Luminos Photography Corporation, Yonkers, NY

McNeese State University Art Museum, Lake Charles, LA

Agfa Division, Bayer Corporation, Ridgefield Park, NJ