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BORN
  La Grange, IL.
Lives and Works in Pasadena, CA
   
EDUCATION
1986 MFA in Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1982 BFA in Art, Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles
1978 Studies in Photography and French Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
 
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION
2017 SPARC, South Pasadena, CA (solo)
2015 Room One, Casa Marengo Studio, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2014 Photo Independent, exhibiting artist, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2011 Rotations and Rubbings, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
  Laura Parker and Ken Gonzales-Day, The Theater at Boston Court, Pasadena, CA
2010 Pot Bottoms and Naked Eye Objects, Matrushka, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
  Rotations and Animations, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (solo)
2008 dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2005 Matter and Acts, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR (solo)
2004 New Work, David & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR (solo)
2003 Laura Parker, Coleen Sterritt, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
2001 Laura Parker and Steven Peckman, ArtForm, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1994 Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1992 Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA (solo)
  Kitchen Fiction and Contraception, The Guest Room, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1989 Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1982 St. Light, White Room Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles (solo)
 
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
2011 Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
2006 Telling, Torrance Art Museum, curated by Kristina Newhouse, Torrance, CA
2004 Shakespeare as Muse, curated by Josine Starrels, Schneider Museum, Ashland, OR
1995 PLAN: Photography Los Angeles Now, organized by Robert Sobieszek and Tim Wride, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1993 Sugar 'n' Spice, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California (catalogue)
 
VIDEO SCREENINGS
2013 Narrative Space: Fresh Perspectives, Venice Arts, Venice, CA
  Rock the Boat, Tractionarts, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2012 Commodores, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
2011 2/2/11 @ The Pilot Light, organized by Pam Jorden and John Pearson, Knoxville, TN
2010 Rotations and Animations, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 I'll be your mirror, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York
2014 6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
AIDES/ ART IS HOPE, PIASA, Paris, France (catalog)
Captured Image, Vintage to Contemporary Photography, Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, CA
Armory 25th Annual Benefit, Silent Auction, The Armory, Pasadena, CA
2013 One-of-a-Kind, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
  In Progress, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  Off the Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2012 Hidden Visions, Kontor Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2012 Summer Collections, dnj gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 No Mirrors (camera-less photography), Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
  Speak for the Trees, SCAPE, Corona Del Mar, CA
2010 DRAFT, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
  Contemporary Photograms: Uniquely Simple, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Photo LA, with dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Five Artists in the 700’s, Alhambra High School Library, Alhambra, CA
2008 At the Brewery Project, AVAGO, curated by Noel Korten and John O'Brien, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Francophonie, Alliance Francaise and the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2007 SCAPE, three person show, Corona del Mar, CA
  Haus Guests, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Focus on Photography, Venice Art Walk, benefit for Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA
2005 We put our love where we put our labor, PCC College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  LA ARTS For Katrina, Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
  Venice Art Walk, benefit for Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA
2004 Spotting: the viewing devices of Chenoweth, Davis and Parker, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  Miniature Worlds, The Brewery Project, organized by Noel Korten and Carolie Parker-Lopez, Los Angeles, CA
  Ultrachrome, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Analog/Digital, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
  The Armory Show, with Raid Projects Los Angeles, New York City, NY
  H20, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, curated by Lothar Schmitz, Santa Monica, CA  (brochure)
  Venice Art Walk, benefit for the Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA
2003 Fragments, with Immediat Kultur!, PS Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Art & Architecture 420.422.424, Venice Group, Venice, CA
  Inaugural, HAUS, Pasadena, CA
  Museart: Poems about Art, Art about Poems, Krueger Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  27 Years of Artists, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
  Venice Art Walk, fundraiser for Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA
2002 Room with a View, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  Out of the Digital Domain, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
  California Sampler, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
  Of Shadow and Sun, with Monica Furmanski and Carole Silverstein, Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA (brochure)
2001 Mixed Bag, Inaugural Exhibition, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  Stone Soup, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Inland Specific, (installation), Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
  The Part to the Whole, Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
1999 Another Unclefucking One Hundred Dollar Show, Gallery 207, Los Angeles, CA        
  Twig, Brewery project, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Women Who Shoot, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  The Canvas is Paper, Hammer Museum Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  100-Dollar Show & Up, POST, Los Angeles, CA
  Element #47: emerging, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
1997 The Gramercy International Photography Fair, New York City, NY
  Chimera, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
1996 Perspectives of Nature, Jan Abrams Fine Arts, New York City, NY
  100-Dollar Show, POST, Los Angeles, CA
  Still Life... Still Here, curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels, Hunsacker/Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  Documenta, curated by Bill Radawec, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA (catalogue)
  Pursuing the Undocumentable, curated by Sue Spaid, photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA
1995 P.L.A.N.: Photography Los Angeles Now, organized by Robert Sobieszek and Tim Wride, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Reflections, Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  December Twentieth, organized by Bill Radawec, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  New Visions: Los Angeles Art in the 90’s, Hammer Museum Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Contemporary Photography: The California Focus, Hammer Museum Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Labor and Leisure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
  Breda Fotografica '94, De Beyerd Center for Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands (catalogue)
  Detours, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
  Huysmans Against Nature, organized by L. Paddock, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
  Cups, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 About Place, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (brochure)
  re/Search, re/View, re/Act, The Brewery Project, organized by Mark Johnstone as part of the M.Y.T.H. series, Los Angeles, CA
  The Death and Resurrection of Nature, curated by Tim Jahns, Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (brochure)
1992 The Laura Show, curated by Rory Devine, TRI, Los Angeles, CA
  Fluid Measure, curated by Buzz Spector, Nomadic Site at the Frances Howard Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
  FAR Bazaar, The Old Federal Reserve Building, Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles, CA
  Hysteries, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
  Boomerang, Benefit for Act Up! and the Magic Johnson Foundation, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
  Surface Two, Part 2, Randall Scott/TBA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Photo Salon, Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  It's A Wonderful Life, curated by Randall Scott, The Gallery at 817, Los Angeles, CA
  Five Days, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
1989 The Third One Out, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA
  Mystical Objects, Sacred Places, curated by Mark Johnstone, Security Pacific Gallery at the Plaza, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
  Unconventional Perspectives, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Brand Library Art Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies Members Exhibition, curated by William Olander, Glendale, CA
1987 The First Pacific A-More Christmas Exhibition, organized by Thomas Solomon, Los Angeles, CA
  Women Photographers in America, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, juried by Catherine Lord and Judith Keller, Los Angeles, CA
  Group show, curated by Alice Beamish, St. Andrew’s Priory, Valyermo, CA
1982 The Erotic in Photography: Contemporary Trends, Cameravision, juried by A.D. Coleman, Los Angeles, CA
 
SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2011 Kireilyn Barber, POST, Los Angeles, CA
  One Picture/One Paragraph, saintlucy, www.saint-lucy.com
2009 Five Artists in the 700’s, Alhambra High School Library, Alhambra, CA
2004 Spotting, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2000 Parker Studio Opening Exhibition, Pasadena, CA
1999 Twig, a thematic assortment of sculpture and photography curated by Laura Paddock and Laura Parker, Striking Distance, www.strikingdistance.com
 
SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
2011 Zellen, Jody. “Continuing and Recommended,” ArtScene, July/August, p. 21
2010 Harley. "Weekend Bender", Coaglula.com, March 6
2009 Smithson, Aline. "Laura Parker", Feature, Lenscratch.Blogspot.com, Dec.22
2004 Myers, Holly. “A print-off in one kind of ink,” (highlight) Los Angeles Times, August 20, p. E28.
  Wood, Eve. "Water Everywhere,” (color reproduction) Artnet.Com, March 4.
  Dambrot, Shana Nys. “H2O at the Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School,” Artweek, April, p. 20.
2003 Aldous, Vickie. “Line, color and content at Davis and Cline,” Ashland Daily Tidings, Ashland, Oregon
  Thornburg, Barbara. “Living with Art,” (color reproduction) L. A. Times Sunday Magazine, September 28, p. 55.
2002 Furmanski, Jon. Catalog Essay, “Of Shadow and Sun,” (color reproduction) Bliss, Pasadena, California.
  Koppman, Debra. “L.A. Sampler,” Previews, Artweek, June, p. 6.
  Zlotnick, Diana. “An Interview with Three Artists Recently Shown at Bliss,” Newsletter on the Arts, May/June 2002.
2000 Miles, Christopher. “The Part to the Whole,” (color reproduction) Catalog Essay, Laband Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
  Donohue, Marlena. “The whole and the sum of its parts,” (photograph reproduced) Los Angeles Times (Westside Calendar), January 2, p. 6.
  Frank, Peter. Gallery Picks of the Week: “The Part to the Whole,” “The Visionary Landscape,” LA Weekly, February 11-17, p. 138.
  Fleming Vayda, Priscilla. “Through camera’s eye” Cheers! Pasadena Star News, November 3, p. 6.
1997 Martin, Victoria. “Laura Parker at Richard Heller Gallery,” (image) Artweek, June, p. 25.
1996 Spaid, Sue. “Phantasmic Photography: Marking Space for the Unconscious State of Wonder,” Catalog Essay, photo l.a.
  Knode, Marilu. “Documenta: The California Years,” Catalog Essay, Huntington Beach Art Center p. 24, (reproduction).
  Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week: Patrick Wilson, Mireille Gros, Still Life... Still Here,” LA Weekly, February 16-22.
  Dunlap, Doree. “‘Documenta’ then and now,” Orange County (OC) Weekly, March 1-7, p. 19.
  Mendenhall, Lauri. “Documenta: Huntington Beach Art Center’s exposition of emerging art stars,” Coast Magazine, February 1, p. 28.
1994 “Multiple Choice,” New Observations (New York, NY), Issue 100, March/April, p. 18-19, Edited by Jody Zellen and Susan Kandel.
1993 DiMichelle, David. “re/Newed Effects,” Artweek, November 18, p. 15.
  Gamblin, Noriko. “Sugar 'n' Spice” Catalog Essay (w/ image) Long Beach Mus. of Art. Rugoff, Ralph. “Sex Objects,” LA Weekly, April 2-8, p. 35.
  Frank, Peter. “Intriguing Works By New Generation of Women Artists,” Long Beach Press-Telegram, March 12, p. 14.
  Curtis, Cathy. “Nice 'n' Subversive,” Los Angeles Times (Orange County Edition), March 18, p. 4.
  Kapitanoff, Nancy. “Delving Into the Nature of Nature,” Los Angeles Times, Westside Calendar, March 28, p. 96.
  Kandel, Susan. “The Binge Purge Syndrome,” Art Issues, (with image) May/June, p. 19-22.
  Anderson, Michael. “Sugar 'n' Spice,” Art Issues, May/June, p. 39.
  Roth, Charlene. “Kitchen Fiction,” Artweek, May 20, p. 24.
  Adams, Emily. “Best Bet,” Los Angeles Times (East Valley), May 9.
1992 Duncan, Michael. “Projections and Speculations about a Guest Room: 13 Variations,” The Guest Room Catalog (with image document).
  Frank, Peter. “Art Pick of the Week: Connections; Fluid Measure,” LA Weekly, October 2-8.
  Kandel, Susan. “Discreet Liaison,” Los Angeles Times, September 17, p. F4.
  Spector, Buzz. “Fluid Measures,” (w/ image) catalog in conjunct. with Fluid Measure. Kandel, Susan. “Grouping of Lauras Shows Arbitrary but Witty Choices,” Los Angeles Times, September 3, p. F4.
  Kapitanoff, Nancy. “Art Notebook,” Los Angeles Times (Westside/Valley Edition), August 9
1991 “Portfolio 1991,” Frame-Work (L.A.), color reproduction, p. 12.
1989 McKenna, Kristine. “Mystical Objects,” Los Angeles Times, November 7.
  Frank, Peter. “Art Pick of the Week: Robert Frank; Allen Ginsberg; Laura Parker,” LA Weekly, November 24.
  Gerstler, Amy. “Mystical Objects,”Mystical Objects, Sacred Places.  Los Angeles: Security Pacific Bank (illustrated exhibition catalogue) 1989: pp. 14-15.
  Donohue, Marlena. “The Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, November 3: pp. F26-F27.
  “Photography in Los Angeles,” LA Style Magazine, color reproduction, June (4th Anniversary Issue), p. 185.
 
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
2010 City of Pasadena Individual Artist Fellowship
1995 City of Pasadena Individual Artist Fellowship
1993 About Place, Exhibition Honorarium, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
1986 Pasadena Centennial Purchase Award Winner, juried by Josine Ianco Starrels, John Outterbridge and Helen Pashgian
 
MAGAZINE COVERAGE OF PARKER STUDIO
2002 dwell  “The Box Outside,” by Deborah Bishop p. 77
  Architectural Record, “Design Vanguard 2002,” by Joseph Giovannini, pps. 87 & 97
 
SELECTED PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  Adagio Hotel, San Francisco, California
Aurora Capital Group, Los Angeles, California
The Boston Consulting Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, California
The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California
Girard, Ellingsen, Christensen & West, Los Angeles, California
The Hale Building, Pasadena, California
Judith A. Hoffberg Archive, University of California, Santa Barbara
Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, California
Spelling Entertainment, Inc., Los Angeles, California
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2010-now Instructor, Adult Photography, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
2011-13 Instructor, Photo I, Photo II and AP Photography, Mayfield Senior School, Pasadena, California
2008 Instructor, Photography, Department of Art, University of California, Riverside
2007 Instructor, Photography, Department of Art, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Instructor, Photography, Department of Art, University of California, Riverside
2005-06 Instructor, Elementary Photography, Fall & Spring term, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
  Instructor, Art Appreciation, Spring term, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
2005 Instructor, Art Appreciation, Spring term, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
2001-05 Photography Instructor, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1995-99 Instructor and Coordinator, “Contemporary Photographers: Artist Lecture Series” Department of Academic Studies (Richard Hertz, Chair) Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1994-97 Graduate Student Advisor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1995-96 Instructor, Beginning and Advanced Black and White and Color Photography, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
1987-94 Instructor, Beginning and Advanced Black and White and Color Photography, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Instructor, “Experimental Photography,” Department of Fine Art, (Lawrence Dreiband, Chair) Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1987-93 Instructor, Black and White Fine Art Photography, Mount St. Mary’s College (Chalon campus), Los Angeles, CA
1991-92 Instructor, “Fundamentals of Art,” Mount St. Mary’s College (Doheny campus), Los Angeles, CA
1987-88 Instructor, “Photography as Art,” (photography for non-art majors), California State University at Northridge
 
LECTURES, PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
2016 Guest speaker for Photography, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA
2011 Juror, Scholastic Achievement Awards in Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Guest speaker for Experimental Photography, Pasadena City College, California
Guest speaker, Photography, Ventura Community College, Ventura, CA
Guest speaker, Photography, Harvard-Westlake School, N. Hollywood, CA
2007 Guest speaker for Tal Yizrael’s Photography Seminar, Tri-Community Photography Center, Covina, CA
2004 Artist Lecture “Spotting: the viewing devices of Chenoweth, Davis and Parker,” Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2003 Guest speaker/presenter for Victoria Martin’s Advanced Photography class, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
2002 Workshop “Light Traces/Casting spaces,” MAK DAY: Envisioning Architecture, M A K Center, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Panel member: “Body of Work,” Discussion with Geoff Allen, Cherie Benner Davis and Seth Kaufman.  Moderated by Deborah Aschheim, California State University, Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA
1999 Guest speaker, Contemporary Photographers, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
1994 Guest speaker, Contemporary Photographers, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
1993 Guest speaker, Contemporary Photographers, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
   
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