Joshua Parker

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Solo Exhibitions
01/2011 - Humans..., The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio
05/2010 – Sometimes an Entrance is Actually an Exit, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland
02/2010 – Drawings and Things Part Two, Sculpture Gallery, Kent, Ohio
02/2010 - Drawings Done By Robots, Painting Gallery, Kent, Ohio
10/2009 – Drawings and Things, Painting gallery, Kent ,Ohio
09/2008 - The Sound of Hurricane Gustav. . . , Painting Gallery, KSU, Kent, Ohio
02/2008 - 10 Part Installation On The Proper Concepts of Reasoning, Art Annex, Kent
11/2007 – Wall Install 7, School of art gallery Gallery, Kent State University

Group Exhibitions
07/2010 - After the pedestal, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio
04/2010 - Art Mart, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland,Ohio
02/2010 - Kent State Annual Juried Student Show – Kent State University
06/2009 – Kinetic Potential, gallery 425, Kent, Ohio
04/2009 - Objects and Images, Main Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
03/2009 - Kent State Annual Juried Student Show – Kent State University
10/2008 - Student Slideshow @ MOCA, MOCA, Cleveland, Ohio
06/2008 - On A Pedestal and Off the Wall, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio
04/2008 – Sculpture, Davey Drill Complex, Group show, Kent , Ohio
03/2008- Relative Juxtaposition on Existence, (3 person show), Kent , Ohio
12/2007 - Small Works Show New Downtown Gallery, , Kent, Ohio
12/2007 - Digesting the Figure, Davey Drill Complex, Kent, Ohio
11/2007 – Wall Install 7, School of art gallery Gallery, Kent State University
10/2007 -Video Show, The First Floor Gallery, Kent, Ohio
08/2007 - Fresh Art, Summit Art Space, Akron, Ohio
07/2007 - 19, Asterisk gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
04/2007 - Re-Turn, Downtown Gallery, Kent, Ohio
03/2007 – Wall Install 3, field, (two person)Painting gallery, KSU, Kent, Ohio
03/2007 – Group show, Gallery 425, Kent, Ohio
02/2007-- Kent State Annual Juried Student Show – Kent State University
02/2007 – Things You Never Knew You Wanted To See, Downtown Gallery, kent
10/2006 – Poster Show, Gallery 425, Kent, Ohio
04/2006 – Cold Storage, Icehouse, Akron, Ohio
02/2006 – Kent State Annual Juried Student Show – Kent State University
11/2005 – Small Works Show – Downtown Gallery, Kent, Ohio

Curatorial Projects
11/2008 –One Night Only Eight Person Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Work in a Variety of Medium
03/2008- Relative Juxtaposition on Existence, (3 person show), Kent , Ohio
02/2007 –Things You Never Knew You Wanted to See, 20 person group show, Downtown Gallery, Kent, Ohio

Awards
04/2011 - Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship
02/2010 - Kent State Annual Juried Show - Best in Show (graduate)
03/ 2008- Satchi Online Top Ten Artist
05/2008 - Kent State Graduate Assistantship
05/2007 - Kent State Art Scholarship Recipient
02/2007 – Kent State Annual Juried Show - Best in Show (undergraduate)
05/2005 – Kent State Art Scholarship Recipient

Education
MFA - Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University (starting fall 2011)
BFA and post baccalaureate - Fine Art, Sculpture, Kent State University

Statement
I believe that art is at its best when enjoyed with the mind and not the eyes. My goal, and the only real rule that I strictly follow, has always been to create things that I would want to encounter. I also believe that an artists major responsibility is to the concept. Furthermore, when words like art, sculpture and painting are used it automatically and inherently limits the creator. Creativity should carry no limits. Rational and logical thought breed rational and logical art. To be rational and logical is to be like the past and what is already known. I want to experience the unknown.
Art unlike other things can appear to have a complete understanding of the unknown, I like that. This is a world that is more intense and full of variety than it has ever been. Humans have always thought that they were as advanced and sophisticated as they could ever be and that those former generations had been in the dark ages. I do not see this trend stopping now.