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Elaine Parks

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Star Hide, 2016 Crushed Pearls, Fabric, Paint 5 X 3 Feet © Elaine Parks
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Swimmer, 2016 Mixed Media 5 X 4.5 X 3 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Falling Girl, 2016 Mixed Media 32 X 15 X 8 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Memory Box, 2015 Found Objects and Natural Objects, Light, Fabric 12 X 12 X 12 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Memory Box, 2015 Found Objects and Natural Objects, Ceramic and Wax, Paint 17 X 17 X 8 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Star Skin, 2015 Burned Hide 31 X 47 Inches © Elaine Parks
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World, 2015 Globe, Soap, Bones, Seeds 13 X 13 X 13 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Portal, 2014 Tar, Pearls and Wood 74 X 40 X 3 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Celestial Cloud Disc, 3, 2015 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder, Wood 12 X 12 X 1 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Celestial Cloud Disc, Blue and Red, 2015 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder, Wood 15 X 15 X 1 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Celestial Cloud Disc, 4, 2015 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder, Wood 12 X 12 X 1 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Installation view, 2014 - 2015 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder, Wood 6 X 4 Feet © Elaine Parks
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Space in Time, 2015 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder, Wood 7 X 14 X 2 Feet © Elaine Parks
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Celestial Cloud Disc, Red and Blue, 2015 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder on Wood 24 X 24 X 1 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Big Sky, 2015 Tar, Pearls, Bones and Wood 36 X 36 X 1 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Celestial Cloud Disc 1, 2014 Tar, Metallic Powder, Pearls on Wood 12.5" X 1.5" © Elaine Parks
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Celestial Cloud Disc 2, 2014 Tar, Metallic Powder, Pearls on Wood 12.5" X 1.5" © Elaine Parks
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Star Disc 1, 2014 Tar and Pearls on Wood 12.5" X 1.5 © Elaine Parks
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Star Disc 2, 2014 Tar, Pearls, Metallic Powder on Wood 12.5" X 1.5" © Elaine Parks
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Sky Eye, 2015 Tar, Pearls and Wood 12 X 36 X 3 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Sky Field, 2014 Tar, Pearls and Wood 16 X 20 X 1 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Divination Bones, 2015 Ceramic Inlaid With Seeds 36 X 60 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Divination Bones, detail, 2014 Ceramic Inlaid With Seeds 36 X 60 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Divination Bones, 2014 Ceramic Inlaid With Seeds 36 X 60 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Divination Bones, detail, 2014 Ceramic Inlaid With Seeds 36 X 60 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Divination Bones, detail, 2014 Ceramic Inlaid With Seeds 36 X 60 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Hercules, 2012 Tar, Bones, Pearls 12" X 9" X 2" Inches © Elaine Parks
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Gemini, 2012 Tar, Bones, Pearls 12 X 9 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Bootes, 2014 Tar, Bones, Pearls 12 X 9 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Orion, 2012 Tar, Bones, Pearls 8 X 8 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Taurus, 2014 Tar, Bones, Pearls 8 X 8 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Hydra, 2012 Tar, Bones, Pearls 6 X 12 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Great Bear, 2014 Tar, Bones, Pearls 8 X 8 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Cephus, 2014 Tar, Bones, Pearls 12 X 9 X 2 Inches © Elaine Parks
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Reconstruction, 2013 Hair, Bones 9 X 8 © Elaine Parks
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Net, 2009 Ceramic Variable © Elaine Parks
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WindFisher, 2011 Cloth, Fence Posts 41' X 5' © Elaine Parks
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WindFisher, 2011 Cloth, Metal Fence Posts 41' X 5' © Elaine Parks
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WindFisher, 2011 Cloth, Metal Fence Posts 41' X 5' © Elaine Parks
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Helix, 2014 Ceramic, Mixed-media © Elaine Parks
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Shelter, 2013 Branches, Wire 8' X 5' X 5' © Elaine Parks
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Bramble, 1999 Ceramic 4 X 3 X 3' © Elaine Parks
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Swarm, 2010 Unfired Clay, Wire, Glue Variable © Elaine Parks
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Swarm, 2009 Clay and Wire Variable © Elaine Parks
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Swarm, 2009 Clay and Wire Variable © Elaine Parks
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Swarm, 2009 Ceramic, Wire Variable © Dean Burton
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Nest House, 2010 Ceramic and Wasp Nests 17 X 8 X 6" © Elaine Parks
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Hair Fungus, 2013 Ceramic, Wood, Sand 12" X 10" X 10" © Elaine Parks
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Stone Fungus, 2013 Ceramic, Wood, Sand 12" X 10" X 10" © Elaine Parks
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Crystal Sponge, 2013 Ceramic, Wood, Sand 10" X 10" X 10" © Elaine Parks
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Rosa Stone, 2013 Ceramic, Wood, Sand 10" X 10" X 10" © Elaine Parks
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Fungus Tree, 2013 Ceramic, Wood, Sand 12" X 10" X 10" © Elaine Parks
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Void & Memory, 2010 Aluminum Paint and Plaster Kraft
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Bread Woman Variations: Black & Bread, 2011 Bread, Sticks, Tree 10' X 6' © Elaine Parks
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Night Sky III, 2008 Ceramic 9 X 13 X 3"
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Night Sky IV, 2008 Ceramic 20 X 13 X 3"
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White Grid, 2008 Ceramic 7 X 2'
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Black Grid, 2008 Ceramic 5'x 5' © Elaine Parks
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Quick Facts
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
research mixed-media installation abstract installation abstract, mixed-media, installation, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
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.

Elaine exhibits regularly in the Los Angeles area. Upcoming exhibitions and events include On the Map, Angels Gate Cultural Center and Cabaret Revoltaire: 100 Years of Dada, ArtShare LA.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2016

On the Map, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Otherworldly Noir, Antebellum Gallery, Hollywood, CA

 

Made in California, City of Brea Art Gallery, CA

Yew Journal, April edition

Torture Garden, Antebellum Gallery, Hollywood, CA

2015

Resound, Holland Project, Reno, NV

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