Statement

My work functions as a visual memoir in the form of oil paintings and prints, an investigation of my past as it relates to my present self.  My imagery revolves around the themes of memory, self and home, usually appearing as images of places or things.  I am fascinated with the strangeness of "between-ness”, of being nowhere and everywhere at once.  In my work I strive to capture these feelings, as well as the odd and quiet moments of every day life in a very big, very loud world.  In the studio, I work from observation and memory in tandem and am greatly enriched and influenced by sensory sources like music, language, film and food.

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Education

2018     Certificate, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA

2017     BFA, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Diploma, Home Schooled, dual-enrolled at Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Places Called Home, The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, Columbia, MD

2016     Recent Works by Nicole Parker, Fringe HAIR + ART, Philadelphia, PA

 

Group Exhibitions

2018     5 to Watch, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

2017     Emerging Artists Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

              116th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

              Way of Light, FMC Tower, Philadelphia PA          

2016     Crosscurrents, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

              115th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA             

2015     114th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

              It’s The Thought That Counts, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

              Been There, Done That, Gallery 128, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014     Student Exhibition, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

 

Awards

2017        The Richard Von Hess Travel Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                  The Jimmy C. Leuders Prize in Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                  The Linda Lee Alter Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016        The Cecelia Beaux Prize in Portraiture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015        The Color Woodcut Purchase Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Collections

The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Private collection of Linda Lee Alter, Philadelphia, PA