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Elaine_2

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
Statement

Selected Exhibitions

☼= Solo Exhibition, ◊= Award 

2014        

Los Angeles Contraventions, Grenzach, Germany

Telephone, Satellite Collective, NY NY

Tuscarora, Nevada Humanities Council, Las Vegas, NV

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

Pinch and Pull, XVY Art and Design, LA CA

2012        

All Hallows Eve,  Antebellum Gallery, LA CA

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

NadaDada Motel, El Cortez Hotel, Reno, 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

2006         

Left Behind, WNCC, Carson, NV 

Of Land and Sea, Gallery Merkel, Grenzach, Germany 

2005        

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

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

2004         

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

2003         

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 

2002         

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

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

2001         

Tuscarora, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV 

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

2000         

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 

1999         

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

1998         

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 

1997         

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             

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. 

1998         

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

 EDUCATION

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

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

EMPLOYMENT

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:

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
 
Oct, 2011 SAINTS & SINNERS
Antebellum Gallery
 
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