John A. Parks, born 1952 in Leeds, England, is a painter who has shown widely in the US and England over the last thirty years. His work is represented in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Royal College of Art Collection, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and many private collections. He received his M.A.(R.C.A.) in Painting from Royal College of Art, London, England (1973-76), and his B.A. in Fine Art from Hull College of Art, Hull, England (1970 – 73).
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Royal College of Art, London
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design
Numerous private collections.
AWARDS | GRANTS
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1974 British Institute Award for Figurative Painting
1974 Scholarship to Skowhegan School of Art, Maine
1974 Fullbright Travel Grant
2015 “In New York”, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York
2013 “Paint and Memory”, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York
2008 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester VT
2005 Allan Stone Gallery, New York
2002 Cricket Hill Gallery, New York
2002 Paul Smith, New York
1992 Coe Kerr Gallery, New York
1991 Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills
1990 Coe Kerr Gallery, New York
1987 Allan Stone Gallery, New York
1984 Allan Stone Gallery, New York
1982 Allan Stone Gallery, New York
1979 Segal Gallery, Boston
1977 Allan Stone Gallery, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Made in the UK. Contemporary British Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design
2008 Chicago International Art Fair
2007 Art Basel Miami Beach
2006 Art Basel Miami Beach
2006 Armory Show, New York
2004 “Group” Allan Stone Gallery, New York
2000 ”Forty Years” Allan Stone Gallery, New York
2000 ”New Realism” Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
1999 “Landscapes” Allan Stone Gallery, New York. Exhibition including work by de Kooning, Wayne Thiebaud, Franz Kline, Richard Estes and others
1998 ”London/Paris/New York” at the Beadleston Gallery, New York. An exhibition of cityscapes including work by Monet, Pissaro, Bonnard, Stuart Davis and others
1996 Allan Stone Gallery, New York
1995 Allan Stone Gallery
1994 Hollis Taggart Gallery, Washington DC
1993 Gerold Wunderlich Gallery, New York
1988 Chicago International Art Exposition
1987 Duke University, Durham, NC
1983 Kornblee Gallery, New York
1972 Royal Academy, London
New York Times, 2012 Dec.14, Review of exhibition at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel by Roberta Smith.
Passport Magazine. Winter 2005-6. Major article with reproductions.
New York Sun. June 30th 2005. Review of the exhibition at Allan Stone Gallery.
Pulse Magazine. June 2005. Interview.
American Artist. May 1992. Major article with reproductions by Jane Cottingham.
ArtSpeak. February 1984.”John Parks at Allan Stone.”
New York Times. May 30th 1982. John Russell.
Arts Magazine, September and November 1978.