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Birthplace
Los Angeles

Birth year
1959

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA and Tuscarora, NV

Works in
sculpture

Schools
California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), 1999, MFA

Representing galleries

Tags
mixed-media, research mixed-media installation abstract installation abstract, installation, abstract, conceptual, sculpture

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2013 Telephone, The Satellite Press
Internet Web
 
Statement

Elaine, a Los Angeles native, received an MFA from California Sate University, Los Angeles in 1999. Immediately afterward, she relocated to extreme rural Nevada, where the sparse landscape’s elusive beauty coalesced her ideas about the human relationship to the environment. During a decade in Nevada, she exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Oats Park Gallery in Fallon and Barrick Museum in Las Vegas, and the diy art exhibition Nada Dada Motel. Elaine taught for seven years at Great Basin College and twice received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Nevada Arts Council.

Since returning to Los Angeles, Elaine has exhibited at L2Kontemporary, XVY Art and Design, outdoor installations with New Town Pasadena and curated a pop-up exhibition space, pLAyLAnd. Her recent exhibitions include LA Contraventions in Germany and Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript ant the EXPO Chicago. 

 

Selected Exhibitions

☼= Solo Exhibition, ◊= Award 

2014        

Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript, EXPO Chicago

Los Angeles Contraventions, Grenzach, Germany

Telephone, Satellite Collective, NY NY

2013        

Ten Years Drawn, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Re-Imagining the Arroyo, site specific installation, New Town presentation, Pasadena, CA

Museum of Alternative History, RNG Gallery, Council Bluffs, IA

2011        

Saints & Sinners, Window installation, BreadWoman Variations; Black & Bread, with Helen Van der Neer & Anna Homler. Antebellum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

WindFisher, with Eli Geiser, Installation in the Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover Utah.

2010        

Clay Nation: Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for ALL!, L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA

pLAyLAnd, curator of pop-up exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2009        

Swarm, Small Works Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Some Place / Somewhere, Classroom Gallery, Oats Park Arts Center, Fallon, NV

2008        

Nada Motel, El Cortez Hotel, Reno, NV     

Selections from Dada Motel, Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2007        

grid/ne(s)t, Indie Collective, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

      

PUBLICATIONS 

2012         

Ceramics Art and Perception; Clay with Kitsch Appeal; A Review by Judy Seckler, February 2012. Review of Clay Nation Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.

WindFisher, self-published book with Eli Gieser on temporary outdoor installation.

2011         

Some Place / Somewhere, catalog with texts by Kris Vagner and Elaine Parks, published by the Churchill Arts Council.

2010         

Podcast on Definitely Not the Opera

Swarm, self-published book about installation of Mormon Crickets.

2008         

Ceramics Monthly, Perfect Perforation, by Kris Vagner, September 2008 2000         

Clay and Glazes for the Potter. Daniel Rhodes. Krause Publications Inc. 

 

 EDUCATION

1999         M.F.A. Ceramics, California State University, Los Angeles 

1983         B.A. Ceramics, California State University, Northridge

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Elaine Parks participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript
EXPO CHICAGO
 
Jun, 2014 Los Angeles Contraventions
Galerie Merkel
 
Dec, 2013 Don't Ask Me Why, XVY!
XVY Art Design
 
Nov, 2013 Re-Imagining the Arroyo
New Town
 
May, 2013 Museum of Alternative History
RNG Gallery
 
Dec, 2012 Pinch and Pull
XVY Art Design
 
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