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Elaine Parks

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Los Angeles

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA and Tuscarora, NV

Works in

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

Representing galleries

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


Selected Exhibitions

☼= Solo Exhibition, ◊= Award 


Los Angeles Contraventions, Grenzach, Germany

Telephone, Satellite Collective, NY NY

Tuscarora, Nevada Humanities Council, Las Vegas, NV


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

Pinch and Pull, XVY Art and Design, LA CA


All Hallows Eve,  Antebellum Gallery, LA CA


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.


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

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


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

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

NadaDada Motel, El Cortez Hotel, Reno, NV


Nada Motel, El Cortez Hotel, Reno, NV     

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


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


Left Behind, WNCC, Carson, NV 

Of Land and Sea, Gallery Merkel, Grenzach, Germany 


2005 Nevada Triennial, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV 

Wally's World, The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, Nevada Historical Society, Reno, NV 


OXS Exhibition Series, Nevada Arts Council, Las Vegas, NV 


Ben & Elaine Parks, Nevada Arts Council, Carson City, NV 

Clay – 2003, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA 

Clay West: Intermountain Invitational, N Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT 


Domestica, Sierra Arts Foundation, Riverside Gallery, Reno, NV 

From the Parks of Tuscarora, Churchill Arts Council, Stillwater Hall Gallery, Fallon, NV 


Tuscarora, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV 

Viewpoint: Ceramics 2001, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, CA 


The American Clay Art Works, Shanghai Art Fair 2000, Shanghai, P.R. China 

Found Objects Exhibit, Long Beach Arts, Juror: George Herms, Long Beach, CA  

L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA 


Artifacts of Perception, M.F.A. Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, CSULA, CA 

Ceramics Invitational ’99, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA 

Ink & Clay 25, Cal Poly Pomona University, Juror: Jo Lauria, purchase award 

New MFAs in 3D, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA


Tree Rose, site specific installation, New Town Pasadena, Pasadena, CA 

Collage and Sculpture, Long Beach Arts, Juror: Kim Abeles, honorable mention, Long Beach, CA  

L.A. Art Exhibition, California State University, Los Angeles, CA purchase award 


Made in L.A., Gallery 8, La Jolla, CA 

Keramische Arbeiten, Gallery Merkel, Grenzach, Germany 

Brand XXVII, Brand Art Library, Juror: Phil Cornelius, cash award, Glendale, CA             



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.


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


Podcast on Definitely Not the Opera

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


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

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


The Ceramic Design Book; A Gallery of Contemporary Work. Introduction by Val Cushing. Lark Books. 


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

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


current          Artist          

2000 – 2007 Adjunct Faculty, ceramic, sculpture, art history, Great Basin College, NV 

2000 - 2003 Co-Director, Tuscarora Pottery School, Tuscarora, NV 

2000 – 2003 Curator, Great Basin Gallery, Great Basin College, NV 

1997 – 1999 Instructor, ceramics, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Exhibits

Elaine Parks participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Cryptographics: a tribute to the Voynich Manuscript
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
Dec, 2012 Pinch and Pull
XVY Art Design
Apr, 2012 April's Fool
Antebellum Gallery
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