BIOGRAPHY

Born 1968, Stuttgart, Germany
Lives in New York, NY

EDUCATION
1998
MFA, SUNY Purchase College, Westchester, NY
1996
BFA, University of Texas at Austin, TX

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Run with the hunted, AISHONANZUKA, Hong Kong, Japan
2016
Double Down, Nanzuka, Tokyo, Japan
2015
Undertow, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
¿What About Now?, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
2013
New Magnetic Destiny, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Upswing Dub Project, Pace Prints, New York, NY
Too Mad to Be Scared, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Bye, Bye, Babylon, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2011
Other Side of Morning and Bermuda, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
RE-UPPED, Collete, Paris, France
2010
Focus: Erik Parker, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Endless Anytime, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Adapt, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009
Crisis Creation, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Between Lines, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Liner Notes, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Damage Control, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Half Cocked, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005
On The House, Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland
Let the Good Times Roll, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2004
Situation Done Changed, Like Faces and Names, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
Rechannelled Sincerity, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2003
Done By the Forces of Nature, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
This Bitch of a Life, Paolo Curti & Co., Milan, Italy
The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
2002
You Paint the Picture, Leo Koenig, Inc, New York, NY
Modern Art Inc., London, UK
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Cornerhouse Museum of Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
2001
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Paolo Curti Gallery, Milan, Italy
2000
Thiswhiteboysteals, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Back to the Shack, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Show, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden
2016
Fountain of Youth, Bill Brady Miami, Miami, FL
Greek Gotham, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
AftermodernisM in the Hamptons, organized by Neumann Wolfson Art, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, NY
2015
Respect, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain
She Sells Seashells By The Seashore, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2014
Appropriate Disruption, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY
"Ok, I'll rename it", Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
Knock! Knock!, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
Comic Future, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
PAINT NEW YORK, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
FAR OUT!, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
2013
Comic Future, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
AftermodernisM, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Chicken or Beef?, curated by Jesper Elg, The Hole, New York, NY
Art Crush, Aspen Art Museum, CO
2012
Tonight We Won't Be Bored, 10 Years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
2011
Go Figure, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
PRETTY ON THE INSIDE, organized by Erik Parker and KAWS, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2010
The Incomplete - Paris, curated by Hubert Neumann, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
Private Future, Marc Jancou, New York, NY
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Both Sides of the Pulaski, Fine Art Frame Works, Long Island City, NY
Mutant Pop, Curated by Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Brandon Joyce, Loyal Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
2009
Stages, organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike, OHWOW, Miami, FL
Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings, Sponsored by La Montagne Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Just what is it that make today's painting so different, so appealing, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
Get It Right Back To Where We Started From..., Selections from the collection of Norman Dubrow, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
Painting a Better Present, Pictures from the Diezy7 Collection, Sala Naos, Santander, Spain
Until the End of the World, curated by Max Henry, AMP, Athens, Greece
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Yet Seemed It Winter Still, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008
Edvard Munch: Tribute and Inspiration, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
FAXINATION, curated by Bill Saylor, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Admirer, curated by Maureen Cavanaugh, 31Grand, New York, NY
Accrochage, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fun Fun Fun, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
2007
Works from the Colección Valencia Arte Contemporáneo (VAC), The IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Pictorial Talk, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
The Melvins, curated by Bob Nickas, Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA
More is More: Maximalist Tendencies in Recent American Painting, curated by Tatiana Flores, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Tallahassee, FL
The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Late Picasso and Contemporary Painters", curated by Max Henry, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006
Art on Paper, curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Reflections – 20 years, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Untitled(For H.C. Westermann), curated by Michael Rooks, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Cosmic Wonder, curated by Betty Nguywen, Yerba Buena Contemporary Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Helter, Helter, curated by Max Henry & Erik Parker, Galerie Anne DeVillepoix, Paris, France
2005
Tantra, 2005 Exit Art Print Portfolio
Looking at Words, The Formal Presence of Text in Modern & Contemporary
Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Self Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
Leaving Cockaigne, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2004
Altered States, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
Mothership Connection, Creative Research Lab, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Rimbaud, curated by Max Henry, I-20 gallery, New York, NY
Making Visible, Galerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Majority Whip, organized by Kathy Grayson & Laura Tepper, White Box, New York, NY
… As Time Goes By, Gordian Weber Kunsthandel, Cologne Germany
2003
… As Time Goes By, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
One Planet Under a Groove, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Summer of Lust, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Berkshires, New York, NY
Nation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Intervista Con La Piittura, curated by Gianni Romano, Foundazione Bevilaqua La Mesa, Venezia, Italy
Extra, curated by Marc Olivier Wahler, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Painting Pictures, Painting and Media in the Digital Age, organized by Gijs van Tuyl, Kunstmusem Wolfsburg, Germany
2002
Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas, NV
Officina Americana, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Rock My World, curated by Ralph Rugoff, CCAC, San Francisco, CA
The Dubrow Biennale, Kagan Martos Gallery, NY
Dubuffet, e l'arte des graffiti
2001
In Fumo, curated by Giancinto Di Pietrantonio, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
One Planet under a Groove, Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Erik Parker & Graham Gilmore, Nicola Spovieri, London, UK
The Americans, Barbican Center, London, UK
Come On Feel The Noise, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2000
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
1999
The Leo Koenig Project, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
Visions,in conjunction with Rikrit Tiravanija's "Apartment 21," Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
In My Room, White Columns, New York, NY
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum, New York, NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2011
Prophet Royal Robertson: NO PROUD BASTARDS, curated by Erik Parker and Scott Ogden, White Columns, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Zierold, Ariadna. "Dizzying Paintings by Erik Parker." Upper Playground News, June 23
2016
Seligson, Hannah. "The Greek Island That's Becoming an Unexpected Art Destination." The New York Times Style Magazine, July 8
2015
Sutton, Kate. "Erik Parker." Cultured, Winter
Priscilla, Frank. "Escape the Ugliness of Everyday Life with Erik Parker's Beautifully Warped Work." Huffington Post, March 9
2014
Johnson, Grant. "Critics' Picks: 'Comic Future.'" Artforum, July
Donoghue, Katy. "Erik Parker." Whitewall Magazine, Spring
2013
Laster, Paul. "Erik Parker: Deep in Dub." FLATT, July
McManus, Austin. "Erik Parker." Juxtapoz, April
Pilgrim Surf Supply. "Studio Visit with Erik Parker." Pilgrim Surf Supply, February 5
2012
"Best of Art Books 2012: Erik Parker." Huffington Post, December 18
Frank, Priscilla. "Welcome to the Jungle: Erik Parker 'Bye Bye Babylon' at Paul Kasmin Gallery." Huffington Post, September 10.
Donoghue, Katy. "Erik Parker: Bye Bye Babylon." Whitewall, September 5
Indrisek, Scott. "Erik Parker." Modern Painters, September
"Erik Parker Returns to the Paul Kasmin Gallery." Art Media Agency, May 6
Breslin, Yale. "Artist Erik Parker Talks New Book and New York." Life+Times.com, July 18
"'Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance' By Monica Ramirez-Montagut on Rizzoli." Huffington Post, July 17
Oliver, James. "Erik Parker Interview," POST NEW, March 16
2011
Kraaijeveld, Paul. "Eye-Popping Art at Paul Kasmin Gallery." The Examiner, August 5
Laster, Paul. "Review: Pretty on the Inside." Time Out New York, August 8
Garza, Evan J. "Erik Parker." New American Paintings, February/March
Finch, Charlie. "Erik Parker and KAWS: SITTING PRETTY." Artnet
Zara, Janella. "Contemporary Art Stars Create a Custom Skate Shop in Chelsea." ArtInfo, August 15
Dobies, Danielle. "'Pretty on the Inside Shocks at the Paul Kasmin Gallery." Whitewall, June 27
Lima, Benjamin. "Critics' Picks: Erik Parker at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth." Artforum, January
2010
Robinson, Gaile. "Living Large and in Color." Dallas Morning News, December 18, p. 4E
Robinson, Gaile. "Erik Parker Paints Vivid Meaning into Bright, Manic Canvases." Star-Telegram, December
Robinson, Gaile. "Living Large and in Color." The Dallas Morning News, December 18, p. 4E
"Studio Visit: Erik Parker." Beautiful/Decay, October 22
Fisch, Sarah. "Trippy Visuals." San Antonio Current, March 17
Laster, Paul. "Artkrush: Erik Parker." Flavorpill, February 11
2009
Johnson, Ken. "Erik Parker: Crisis Creation." The New York Times, March 13
T.D. Neil, Jonathan. "Post Negative Eugenics – What's That?" Art Review, January/February issue 29, p. 46-7
2006
Duponchelle, Valeri. "Erik Parker, DJ de l'art contemporain." Le Figaro, July 10
"Whoa, man! Cosmic Wonder Opens at YBCA." SFist, July 18
"Helter/Helter, Galerie Anne De Villepoix." La Monde, June 22
Fricke, Kirsten. "Erik Parker." Beautiful/Decay, issue 0, p. 60-7 and cover illustration
Duponchelle, Valerie. "New York L'Art Contemporarian Fait Son Show." Le Figaro, March 10, no. 19, p. 31-2
Bodin, Claudia. "Der Politik-Trip." Art, January, p. 30-7
2005
Parker, Erik. "The Artists' Artists, Nicole Eisenman." Artforum, December, p. 107
Affentranger-Kirchrath, Angelika. "Verpuppte Texte." NZZ, November 3
Paumgarten, Nick. "Salesman." The New Yorker, Oct. 17, pp. 144-51, 153-55
Smith, Roberta. "Erik Parker, Let the Good Times Roll." The New York Times, January 21, p. E37
Rosenberg, Karen. New York Magazine, January 17, p. 65
Henry, Max. Time Out New York, January 13-19, issue 485, p. 57
2004
"Erik Parker." Time Out New York, December, p. 107
Laster, Paul. Erik Parker: "Let the Good Times Roll." Flavorpill, December 6
Duponchelle, Valerie. "Art Cologne, une volonte de renouveau." Figaro, October 29, pg. 27
Smith, Roberta. "Rimbaud." The New York Times, July 30
Scavenius, Bente. KUNST, Borsen, June 3
M.B. "Attention, slogans corrosives!." Tribune De Geneve, January 31
C.E.S. "L'art de denouncer l'Amerique." Tribune Des Arts, March p.24
Art Press, March, n.299 p.10
Soloarte, May issue
Art Review, March 2004, volume LIV
2003
Lo, Melissa. "Milan, Erik Parker." Flash Art, July-Sept., p. 126
Thiede, Veit-Mario."Mit Halluzinatorischer Wirkung." Nurnberger Nachrichten, April, 7
Kunst, Melissa. Art in America, April, p. 141-42
Thiede, Veit-Mario. "Der Reiz der Oberflache." Hessiche Allgemeine, March 11
Zamora, Alex. "The Word is God." Dazed and Confused, March, p.54
Rosenberg, Karen. Frieze Magazine, March, p.101
Durkoop, Wilfried. "Malerie im digitalen Zeitalter." Grafschafter Nachrichten, March 12
Greenwood, Cynthia. "Elrod, Giehler, Parker…" Houston Chronicle, Feb. 27, p.30F
2002
Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, Nov. 8, p.E38
Waldherr, Gerhard. "Konigs-Kinder." ADAC Reisemagazin, November/December, p. 144 - 51
Lewisohn, Cedar. "Dan Coombs, Erik Parker and Simon Bill." Modern Painters, Spring
"Erik Parker." Flux, April/May
Twardy, Chuck. "Downtown Imports." Las Vegas Weekly, May 30
"Last chance to see…" Metro, April 26
Zeits, Lisa, Kunstmarkt. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, #92, April 20
"Artist offers unique mix." Radcliffe Times, April 11
"Erik Parker, Dan Coombs & Simon Bill." Art Preview, April 10
Boeker, Susanne. "Nett, aber harmlos." Kultur, Kolner Stadtanzeiger, March 30-31
"Erik Parker, Dan Coombs & Simon Bill." The Guardian, March 19, G2
Ball, Anna. "Erik Parker, Dan Coombs, Simon Bill." Student Direct, March 18
"Erik Parker, Dan Coombs and Simon Bill." Guardian Guide, March 9
"Erik Parker, Dan Coombs and Simon Bill." Metro, March 8
Howart, Sophie. "Andy Warhol." Tate, London, Spring, p.29
Bonacossa, Ilaria. " The Americans: New Art." Flash Art, January/February, p.48
Smith, Roberta. "Out of the Vociferous Planet and in the Orbit of Funk and Hip Hop." The New York Times, January 18, pg. E 46
Bussel, David. "You Too Will Be A Fan." I-D Magazine, February, p.175
Gellatly, Andrew. "The Americans New Art." Frieze, London, January, 2002, p.99
Sladen, Mark. "Young Americans." Blueprint, London, November, p.50
2001
"In Fumo." curated by Giancinto Di Pietrantonio, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy.
Matsui, Midori. "Erik Parker." Flash Art, Nov.- Dec.p.101
Currah, Mark. "Eric Parker." Time Out London
Kent, Sarah. "Altered States." Time Out London, December 28., p.60
Ratnam, Neru. "Oh Please Let It All Mean Something." The Face, London, fall issue, p. 174-86
Sumpter, Helen. "Art of The States." The Evening Standard, October 19, p.51
O'Connell, Alex. "All The Young Dudes." The Times, London, October 24, p.15
Birnbaum, Daniel. "Preview-The Americans: New Art." Artforum, September, p.80
Thorburn, Hedwig. "Humor I Ung Amerikansk Konst." Svenska Dagbladet, Malmo, Sweden, November 15
Kawachi, Taka. "Erik Parker." Marie Claire, January p.72
Surrey, Farnham. London Planner, October
2000
Sirmans, Franklin. "Erik Parker, Whiteboysteals." TimeOut New York, November 30, p.92
Kawachi, Taka. "Erik Parker." Sense 1, December, Vol. 1, p.36-38
Cotter, Holland. "Innovators Burst Onstage One (Kapow!) at a Time." The New York Times, p.E31
Kojima, Yoyi. Studio Voice, Japan, September, Vol. 297
Kino, Carol. "The Emergent Factor." Art in America, July, p.43-9
Siegel, Katy. "Greater New York." Artforum, May, p.174
Naves, Mario. Currently Hanging, The New York Observer, March 27, p. 16
Saltz, Jerry. "Greater Expectations." The Village Voice, March 14, p.67
Cotter, Holland. "New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways." The New York Times, March, 6, p.E1
Robinson, Walter. Weekend Update, Artnet, March
1999
Saltz, Jerry. "Resident Alien." The Village Voice, July 13, no. 27, p. 123
Berwick, Carly. "While Some Live for Art, Others Live In It." The New York Times, August 1
Hanks. "In My Room." New York International Arts Magazine, vol. 3, no. 6, p.63
Simon Says, A Critical Guide, Summer, vol. 3, issue 10 p.2
Cotter, Holland. "Artist in the Marketplace." The New York Times, July 23, p.E35
"Artist in the Marketplace." 19th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

PUBLICATIONS
2012
Ramirez-Montagut, Monica, Peter Saul, Angela Stief and KAWS. Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance. New York: Rizzoli
2008
Henry, Max. Erik Parker: Personae. Los Angeles: Honor Fraser, Inc

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
The Brooklyn Museum, NY
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Diezy7 Collection, Sala Naos, Santander Spain
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, DK
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Queens Museum, NY
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NY