Erik Parker


Born in Stuttgart, Germany, 1968.

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, B.F.A., 1996
SUNY Purchase, Harrison, New York, M.F.A., 1998

Lives in New York City.


Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. New Soul.

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, Hong Kong. Millennial's Dilemma.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. New Mood.

Aishonanzuka, Hong Kong, China. Run with the hunted.

Nanzuka, Tokyo, Japan. Double Down.

Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY. Undertow.
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain. ¿What about now?.

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California. New Magnetic Destiny.

Pace Prints, NYC, NY. Upswing Dub Project.
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Too Mad to Be Scared.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY. Bye, Bye, Babylon.

Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland. Other Side of Morning and Bermuda.
Colette, Paris, France. RE-UPPED.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas. Focus: Erik Parker.
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California. Endless Anytime.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. Adapt.

Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY. Crisis Creation.

Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC, NY. Between Lines.

De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Liner Notes.
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California. Damage Control.

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Half Cocked.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. Let the Good Times Roll.

Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland. Situation Done Changed, Like Faces and Names.
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany. Rechanneled Sincerity.

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Done By the Forces of Nature.
Paolo Curti & Co., Milan, Italy. This Bitch of a Life.
The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, California.

Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. You Paint the Picture.
Modern Art Inc., London, England.
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
Cornerhouse Museum of Contemporary Art, Manchester, England.

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Paolo Curti Gallery, Milan, Italy.

Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. Thiswhiteboysteals.


Venus Over Manhattan, NYC, NY. Out of Control.

Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, Florida. Fountain of Youth.
Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece. Greek Gotham.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain. Respect.

Jacob Lewis Gallery, NYC, NY. Appropriate Disruption.
Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, Missouri. Ok, I’ll rename it.
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain. Knock! Knock!.
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. Comic Future.
GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark. PAINT NEW YORK.
Marlborough Gallery, NYC, NY. FAR OUT!.

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas. Comic Future.
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York. AftermodernisM.
The Hole, NYC, NY. Chicken or Beef?
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado. Art Crush.

V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Tonight We Won’t Be Bored.

Dodge Gallery, NYC, NY. Go Figure.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY. PRETTY ON THE INSIDE.

Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France. The Incomplete – Paris.
Marc Jancou, NYC, NY. Private Future.
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s.
Fine Art Frame Works, Long Island City, New York. Both Sides of the Pulaski.
Galleri Loyal, Malmo, Sweden. Mutant Pop.

OHWOW, Miami, Florida. Stages.
La Montagne Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings.
Gering & López Gallery, NYC, NY. Just what is it that make today’s painting so different, so appealing.
Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. Get It Right Back To Where We Started From….
Sala Naos, Santander, Spain. Painting a Better Present, Pictures from the Diezy7 Collection.
AMP, Athens, Greece. Until the End of the World.
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. The New Yorkers.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. Yet Seemed It Winter Still.

Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. Edvard Munch: Tribute and Inspiration.
Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden. FAXINATION.
31Grand, NYC, NY. Admirer.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. Accrochage.
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark. Fun Fun Fun.

IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain. Works from the Colleción Valencia Arte Contemporáneo (VAC).
Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland. Pictorial Talk.
Mandrake, Los Angeles, California. The Melvins.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Late Picasso and Contemporary Painters.

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina. Art on Paper.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. Reflections – 20 years.
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. Untitled (For H.C. Westermann).
Yerba Buena Contemporary Art Center, San Francisco, California. Cosmic Wonder.
Galerie Anne DeVillepoix, Paris, France. Helter, Helter.

Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, NY. Works on Paper.
Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. Self Preservation Society.
Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. Leaving Cockaigne.

Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. Altered States.
Creative Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. Mothership Connection.
I-20 Gallery, NYC, NY. Rimbaud.
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark. Making Visible.
White Box, NYC, NY. Majority Whip.
Gordian Weber Kunsthandel, Cologne, Germany. …As Time Goes By.

Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. …As Time Goes By.
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany. One Planet Under a Groove.
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Berkshires, New York. Summer of Lust.
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany. Nation.
Foundazione Bevilaqua La Mesa, Venice, Italy. Intrevista Con La Pittura.
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas. Extra.
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany. Painting Pictures, Painting and Media in the Digital Age.

Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy. Officina Americana.
CCAC, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, California. Rock My World.
Kagan Martos Gallery, NYC, NY. The Dubrow Biennale.

Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy. In Fumo.
Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York. One Planet Under a Groove.
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One Planet Under a Groove.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. One Planet Under a Groove.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. One Planet Under a Groove.
Nicola Spovieri, London, England. Erik Parker & Graham Gilmore.
Barbican Centre, London, England. The Americans.
Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Come On Feel The Noise.

PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York. Greater New York.

John Weber Gallery, NYC, NY. The Leo Koenig Project.
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NYC, NY. Visions, in conjunction with Rikrit Tiravanija’s “Apartment 21”.
White Columns, NYC, NY. In My Room.
Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York. Artist in the Marketplace.


Estiler, Keith, Erik Parker on Making the Familiar Strange, HYPEBEAST, 9 January 2019.

Bogojev, Sasha, Erik Parker’s New Soul to Start a New Year, JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE, January 2019.

McCray, Liz Rice, Say Hello to… Erik Parker, BL!SSS MAGAZINE, Issue 129, May 2018, pp. 42-49.

Gibson, Jeff, Erik Parker/Mary Boone Gallery, ARTFORUM, May 2018, p. 234.

Northcross, Wayne, Mykonos Art Gallery Hosts New York Works, OBSERVER, 25 July 2016.

Frank, Priscilla, Escape The Ugliness of Everyday Life With Erik Parker’s Beautifully Warped Work, HUFFINGTON POST, 9 March 2015.

Donoghue, Katy, Erik Parker, WHITEWALL, Spring 2014.

Laster, Paul, Erik Parker: Deep in Dub, FLATT MAGAZINE, 1 August 2013.

Mc Manus, Austin, Erik Parker, JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE, April 2013.

Jennings, Dana, Inspired by Flotsam, Jetsam, What Have Them, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 19 October 2012, p. C31.

Indrisek, Scott, Erik Parker, MODERN PAINTERS, 1 September 2012.

Staff, “Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance” By Monica Ramirez-Montagut On Rizzoli, HUFFINGTON POST, 17 July 2012.

Oliver, James, Erik Parker Interview, POST NEW, 16 March 2012.

Staff, Pretty on the Inside, THE NEW YORKER, 1 August 2011.

Lima, Benjamin, Critics’ Picks: Erik Parker at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, ARTFORUM, 27 January 2011.

Robinson, Gaile, Erik Parker Paints Vivid Meaning into Bright, Manic Canvases, STAR TELEGRAM, December 2010.

Laster, Paul, Erik Parker’s Psychedelic Headcases, FLAVORPILL, 11 February 2010.

Kino, Carol, No Longer Racing at the Speed of Art, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 22 March 2009.

Johnson, Ken, Erik Parker: “Crisis Creation”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 13 March 2009.

Johnson, Paddy, Erik Parker, HEEB, Spring 2009.

Neil, Jonathan T.D., Post Negative Eugenics – What’s That?, ART REVIEW, January/February 2009.

For a full biography please contact the gallery.