Aaron Parazette

 
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
2005 Award, Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York
1994 Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award
1991 Residency Fellowship, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
1990 Residency Fellowship, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
1990 Master of Fine Art, Painting, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
1987 Bachelor of Arts, Painting, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
   
ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2010 Site Objects, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
2009 Air Drop, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco
2008 Surf Trip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
  New Paintings, McClain Gallery, Houston
2007 New Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York
2006 Wind Swell, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco
  All On Up, Marlborough Gallery,  New York
2005 Aaron Parazette, The Suburban, Chicago
  Project Space, ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
2004 Perspectives 141: Aaron Parazette, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
2003 New Paintings, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio
2002 New Paintings, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles
2000 South Swell, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas
1997 Pleasure Provision, Texas Gallery, Houston
1994   New Paintings, Texas Gallery, Houston
1993 New Paintings, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles
1992 Paintings with Subtitles, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston
1991 Empty Abstraction, Lloyd Shin Gallery, Chicago
  Not Perfect, Davis/McClain Gallery, Housto
 
TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2009 Site Flavor, with Sharon Engelstein, Lousiania State University, Baton Rouge
2004 Conversagence, with Sharon Engelstein, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco,
  Jona Frank/Aaron Parazette, ArtSource, San Francisco
2002  Bandy: Sharon Engelstein & Aaron Parazette, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum,Tampa
2001 Color Code, with Francesca Fuchs,  Sala Dias, San Antonio
  Material Morph: Aaron Parazette & Ken Price, Austin Museum of Art
2000 John Tremblay + Aaron Parazette, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
1998 On the Beach in Galveston, with Sharon Engelstein, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009  The Armory Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York
  Dallas Art Fair, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
  Dallas Art Fair Satellite, Neiman Marcus, Dallas
  Coordinates, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas
2008 Glass Love: Contemporary Art and Surfing, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
  More than Words, Von Lintel Gallery, New York
  Lines, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York
  Fundamental Abstraction II, Cheryl Haines Gallery, San Francisco
 

Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

  Fashion Loves Art, Neiman Marcus, Houston
  A Way With Words, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
  In the Beginning, University Art Gallery, Univeristy California, San Diego
  Option H, McClain Gallery, Houston
2006 Art Basel Miami, Gregory Lind Gallery
  Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York NY
  Blurring the Line, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio
2005 Partners, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland
  Wall Paintings, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio
  Restless, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  Artadia at Diverseworks, Diverseworks, Houston
  Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2004 Camp Lucky, Summer of Carnage, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston
  Group Show, Marlborough Chelsea
  Perspectives at 25: A Quarter Century of New Art
  Group Show, Marlborough Chelsea
  The Art Collection of SBC Center, Carrington Gallery, San Antonio
2003 Painting By Design, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  Art Positions, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
  Beautiful Pressure, Rocket Projects, Miami
  Size Matters, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Digitally Assisted, Galveston Art Center
  New Paintings: Esposito/Parazette/Rosmarin, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Still/Motion, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2002 Beached Not Stranded, Beaker Gallery, Tampa
  ArtCologne, Finesilver Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  Jet Set, University of Texas, Dallas
  Summer Drawings, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston
  Rapture, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
  Hard Core, Galveston Art Center
  Neo Painting, Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
  The Million Dollar Hotel Show, Holiday Inn Select, Houston
  Labrynths, Borden Butler Gallery, Houston
2001   Fast Forward, Finesilver Gallery, Nash Hotel,  Miam
  The Drawing Show, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
  Boomerang, Exit Art, New York
  Works on Paper, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio
  Post Hypnotic, Massart, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
  Dazzling, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
  Reductive, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio
  Sources: Art and the Unversal, Paradigm Art Space, Atlanta
  Braille, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas
  New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art
  Post Hypnotic, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
  Group Show, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
  Post Hypnotic, The Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota,  Deluth
2000 Art on Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, North Carolina
  What’s So Funny about Color, Elias Fine Art, Boston
  San Francisco International Art Exposition, Finesilver Gallery, San Francisco
  Imported, The Gallery at Green Street, Boston
  Maximal Minimal, Feigen Gallery, New York
  Art Chicago 2000, Finesilver Gallery, Chicago
  Post Hypnotic, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
  Post Hypnotic, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta
  New Work: Abstract Painting, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
1999 Material, Process, Memory, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin (catalogue)
  Fabstraction, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Post Hypnotic, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
  Post Hypnotic, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
  Optopussy, Angstom Gallery, Dallas
  Size Matters, Gale Gates et al. Brooklyn
  Abstract Painting Once Removed, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City,  MO
  Fabstraction, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles
  Fabstraction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  Post Hypnotic, University of Illinois, Normal (catalogue)
1998 Abstract Painting Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
  Tendances Actuelles de la Peinture a Texas, Saintes Museum of Art, Saintes, France
1997 Oktoberfest, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Primary Colors, Galerie Barbara Farber/Rob Jurka, Amsterdaam
  Post Pop, Post Pictures, The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
  Texas Abstract: New Painting, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
  The Mediation of Ornament, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston
  Buttered Side Up, The Loggia Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  Disiptoey, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas
  Equal Pay, Revolution Summer Gallery, Houston
1996  Bliss Project, LACE, Los Angeles, 12/5-1/26 (catalogue)
  The Gramercy International Art Fair, Chateau Marmont, Morris Healy Gallery Los Angeles,
  Buttered Side Up, Hall Walls, Buffalo, New York (catalogue)
  Texas Abstract: New Painting, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  Texas Abstract: New Painting, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
1995 Texas Abstract: New Painting, Art Pace, San Antonio (catalogue)
  Wallpaper Works, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue).
  The Home Show, University of Texas, San Antonio
  Summer Serial, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Contact: The 114th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute (catalogue)
  Analogs of Modernism, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas (catalogue)  
1994 Faith and Doubt, State Universtiy of  New York, Buffalo (catalogue)
  Exquisite Corpse, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
  Inquiring Minds, Conduit Gallery, Dallas
  Forging Ahead, University of Texas, Arlington (catalogue)
  New Work, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Irreverent Homage, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania (catalogue)         
1993 Deluge, Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago
  Summer Reading, Texas Gallery, Houston
  Traditional Forms/Insidious Visions,  Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1992  Core Fellows '92 , The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1991 Core Fellows '91, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
   
CATALOGUES
Federal Reserve Bank, Houston Branch, Collection of Art, 2009
New Paintings, essay by Frances Colpitt, Marlborough Gallery, 2007
All on Up, essay by Mark Flood, , Marlborough Gallery, 2006
Restless, Essay by Valerie Olsen, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2005
Wall Paintings, Essay by Frances Colpitt, The University of Texas at SanAntonio, 2005
Neo Painting, essay by MiJin Kim,  Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 2002
Material Morph: Parazette + Price, essay by Dana Friis Hansen, Austin Museum of Art, 2001
New Orleans Triennial, essay by William A. Fagaly and Susie Rosmarin, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2001
Texas:150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, by Alison de Lima Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2000
Material/Process/Memory, Essay by Alexander Dumbadze, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, 1999
Post-Hypnotic, essays by Barry Blinderman and Tom Moody, The University of Illinois, Normal, 1999
Abstract Painting Once Removed, essays by Dana Friis-Hansen, David Pagel, Raphael Rubinstein, and Peter Schjeldahl, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1998
Post-Pop, Post Pictures, essay by Courtenay Smith, The Smart Museum, The University of  Chicago, 1997
Buttered Side Up, essay by Karen Emenhiser, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, 1997
True Bliss, essays by Julie Joyce, David A. Greene, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 1997
Texas Abstract: New Painting, essay by Frances Colpitt, Pace Roberts Foundation, 1995
Wallpaper Works, essay by Stephanie Smith, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1995
Contact: The 114th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, 1995
The Home Show, essay by Frances Colpitt, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1995
Analogs of Modernism, essay by Tom Moody,  McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 1995
Irreverent Homage, essay by Lynn Cazabon Bucknell University, 1995
Faith in Doubt, essay by Al Harris & Karen Emenhiser, SUNY at Buffalo, Research Center in Art + Culture, 1994
Forging Ahead, essay by Al Harris, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, UT Arlington, 1994
Core Fellows 1991-92, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, 1992
Core Fellows 1990-91, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, 1991 
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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“Kiln and Palette…”, by Catherine D. Anspon, PaperCity, Sept. 2008, p. 68-69
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Featured artist,  Public Mag, Fall/Winter 2006, cover art and p.92-99
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“Love at First Sight”, by Sheila Farr, Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2005
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“Tracing a Wild Visual Ride Through Color”, by Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 4, 2002, p. F25
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“New Orleans”,  by D Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Nov./Dec. 2001 pp. 68-69
“Southern Sensibilities”, by Frances Colpitt, Art in America, Nov. 2001, pp. 59-63
“Parazette & Price: Material Morph”, by Arend Swartjes, Artlies, Fall 2001, pp. 58
“Reductive”, by Arend Swartjes, Artlies, Fall 2001, p. 82
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Cover Artist (front and back), West Branch #36,  Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA 1995
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