BIO:
Dustin Parker was born to create and destroy. Parker has always been an artist. As an Infant, a box of crayons ignited his passion for creating art and that fire continues to burn in his veins. As a child, He drew robots and dinosaurs on his spelling tests and illustrated his own comic books. As an adult, Parker is an accomplished painter and digital artist. Parker earns his bread and butter as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Since 2000, Parker has participated in over 60 group exhibitions and 9 solo exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous online and printed publications including, Logo lounge, Look Look, Head Magazine, Blanket Magazine, Moloko Plus, Women’s Focus, The Wichita Eagle, Cru-A, F5, and Proteus Mag

Dustin Parker calls Wichita, KS his home.

EDUCATION:
BA, Art, Friends University, Wichita, KS, 2003

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2009:
The Last Honest Man, CityArts, Wichita, KS
The Beautiful Confusion, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS

2006:
KMUW Pledge Drive Exhibition, KMUW, Wichita, KS
Create & Destroy, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

2005:
Destruction Method, CityArts, Wichita, KS

2003:
Ockham’s Razor, LineSight Gallery, Wichita, KS
Chasing Aphrodite, The Wichita Center For The Arts, Wichita, KS
The Identity Project, Hutchinson Art Center, Hutchinson, KS

2002:
Persona, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS
Excavation, The Riverside Perk, Wichita, KS

2001:
Destination Unknown, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

2006:
Guerrilla Art, Art As Activism, Altered Esthetics,Minneapolis, MN

2002:
CityArts Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, CityArts, Wichita, KS

SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2009:
Suicide Pie: Dustin Parker + Greg Turner, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

2007:
The Dark Scientists: Arran Lowe + Dustin Parker, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

2006:
The Sugar Plum Fairies: Wade Hampton + Dustin Parker, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Memory Stain: Dustin Parker + Katie Sykes, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2009:
Brain Aid, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Monster Factory, Exploration Place, Wichita, KS

2008:
Nightmare Lab, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Visual Discourse: 10 KMUW Artists Exhibit, Start-Thinking, Wichita, KS
Student And Faculty Exhibit, Wichita Center For The Arts, Wichita, KS
A Body of Portraits, Exploration Place, Wichita, KS
Salon des Refusés Art Show, Commerce Gallery and Redline Gallery, Wichita, KS
Hand to Hand: The Coast To Coast Collaborative Collage Of Rebecca Trawick And David Wallace, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Autobiovisual: A Collection Of Self-Portraits, Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Wichita, KS
Committed Invitational, Lawrence Photo, Wichita, KS

2007:
Uncle Nasty And The Forgotten Children, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Ghouls and Girls, Toyroom, Sacramento, CA
Texture 12 X 12, Gallery XII, Wichita, KS
The Sketchbook Project Show, Art House, Decatur, GA
Electrographis, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Red Box 3, Super Deluxe, Toyko, Japan
Said & Done, Collaborative Project Number Two, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada
Avec Creme, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
The Geographical Center of a Shrinking Planet: Local Artists in the Global Age, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler Community College, ElDorado KS
The Third and Final Joe Show, Lawrence Photo, Wichita, KS
GimmeShelter, RedLetter1, Tampa Florida

2006:
Leftovers Again , Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Saturation Point: A Postmodern Photography Exhibit, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Art Aid 13, The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
Forever Friends, Friends University Alumni Art Show, Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Gallery, Wichita, KS
Said And Done, Antisocial Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Snap To Grid, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Guerrilla Art, Art As Activism, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Potluck, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Chemical Burn, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
Cheesecake Cover: An Exhibition-ism, Commerce Gallery, Wichita, KS
The Twist of Modern Day Savages, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
Caution: Police State!, Gallery Dv8, Austin, TX
Kicking & Screaming into the 21st Century, Lawrence Photo inc., Wichita, KS

2005:
Day Of The Dead, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Art: A Community Where Each Belongs, The United Cerebral Palsy Community Centre, Pittsburg, PA
The Human Figure, The Fiber Studio, Wichita, KS
Abandoned Planet, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Collection Of Parts, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

2004:
Always Room For One More- The Joe Show, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Tiny Works 2004: 9X9 What’s On Your Mind?, Project Gallery, Wichita, KS
Beanefit, CityArts, Wichita, KS
The Visual Pollution: The Art of War, LineSight Gallery, Wichita, KS
ART 101, CityArts, Wichita, KS
The Visual Pollution, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Logizomechanophobic, A Digital Art Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Sweet Arts, CityArts, Wichita, KS

2003:
Day Of The Dead, CityArts, Wichita, KS
The War Against Visual Pollution, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
A Colorful Melange, E.B. White Gallery, Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS
The Tiki Show, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Pushing All The Wrong Buttons: Digital Art Show, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Piggy Back Art Show, CityArts, Wichita, KS
High Octane, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Some-Art-Sem-Antics, Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, KS
Sweet Arts, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Son Of The Bits, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Winds Of Change: Past, Present and Future, LineSight Gallery, Wichita, KS.

2002:
Down The Line: Friends University Senior Art Show, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Day Of The Dead, City Arts, Wichita, KS
Red, The Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Ripping Off The Greeks, City Arts, Wichita, KS
Art Spree (Benefit for Three Trees), The Wichita Boathouse, Wichita, KS
Art Spree (Benefit for Three Trees), Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, KS
Art’s Estate Sale, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Diaspora, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS
Recycled Karma, CityArts, Wichita, KS
But Seriously Folks, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Art Aid 9, The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
Sweet Arts, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Progression, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS

2001:
Day of The Dead, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Art Relief, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS
Faces Of Hope Project 2001, The Wichita Boathouse, Wichita, KS

2000:
Soup Ganza, Acme Gallery, Wichita, KS
Knocking Over Mailboxes, CityArts, Wichita, KS
Progression: Paintings In Progress, Whittier Fine Arts, Friends University, Wichita, KS

SELECTED CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2008:
Nightmare Lab, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

2005:
Abandoned Planet, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

2003:
The War Against Visual Pollution, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

2002:
Art’s Estate Sale, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS
Progression, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS

2000:
Progression: Paintings In Progress, Whittier Fine Arts, Wichita, KS

PUBLIC LECTURES

2005:
Art Challenge, Friends University, Wichita, Ks

2004:
SPF 16 Guest speaker, AIGA Wichita, Wichita, Ks

2003:
Artist Talk – Ockham’s Razor, Linesight Gallery, Wichita, Ks

AWARDS:

2003:
Wichita Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council ArtAwards, Individual Artist Award

2002:
Wichita Chapter AIGA SPF, Best Illustration
Wichita Chapter AIGA Second Annual Design Contest, Best of Show
Wichita Chapter AIGA Second Annual Design Contest, Illustration Gold

PUBLICATIONS & BROADCASTS:

2009:
Wert, Hal Elliot, Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press. 2009.
Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel. Logo Lounge 5: 2,000 international identities by Leading Designers. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2009
Drexter Art & Culture Magazine, issue 11, March 2009 | drextermagz.wordpress.com | DOWNLOAD MAGAZINE
House Of Tate, Issue 10, January 2009 | http://www.thehouseoftate.com | DOWNLOAD MAGAZINE

2008:
Proteus Mag, Issue 6, November 2008 | http://www.proteusmag.com
Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel. Logo Lounge 4: 2,000 international identities by Leading Designers. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2008

2007:
Proteus Mag, November 2007 | http://www.proteusmag.com
Moloko Plus Magazine, issue 3, October 2007 | http://www.molokoplus-mag.com | DOWNLOAD MAGAZINE
Behrends, J. “Artist Of The Week,” What To Wear During An Orange Alert | http://www.wearduringorangealert.blogspot.com, Wednesday, August 15, 2007.
Cru-A, issue 8, August 2007 | http://www.cru-a.com
Blanket Magazine, issue 5 The Face Issue, August 2007 | http://www.blanketmagazine.com | DOWNLOAD MAGAZINE
Proteus Mag, issue 2, July 2007 | http://www.proteusmag.com
Fast, T. “City Culture.” Women’s Focus Wichita July 2007: Pages 6-7. | READ ARTICLE
Head Magazine, Issue 46 Forever Young, June 2007 | http://www.headmagazine.co.uk
Proteus Mag, Issue 1, April 2007 | http://www.proteusmag.com

2006:
Hemans, S. (2006, December 7). Sugar Plum Fairies Land At The Firehouse. Wichita City Paper, City Paper Publishing.
Iniciativa Colectiva, Issue 1, November 2006. | http://www.iniciativacolectiva.com | DOWNLOAD MAGAZINE
Carpal Tunnel Magazine, Issue 8, October 2006 | http://www.carpaltunnelmagazine.blogspot.com
“Mixed Messages.” Look-Look Magazine, issue 6, June 2006.
Beaudoin, J. (2006, March 30). Dustin Parker’s Appetite For Destruction, F5, Tornado Publications.

2003:
Clonts, C. (2003, December 4). Parker Ventures Out With Razor. F5, Tornado Publications.

2002:
Peirce, J. (Producer). (2002). Welcome to Wichita, Wichita, KS: Clear Channel Television.
Norman, B. (2002, September 27) Portraits Of The Artists. The Wichita Eagle, p. 24C.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS
CityArts, Wichita, KS

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