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Industrial Center Building, 480 Gate Five Road, Suite 207, Sausalito, CA 94965
april@aprildawnparker.com  •  www.aprildawnparker.com
Born in Palo Alto, CA. Works in Sausalito, CA.

 

EDUCATION

Brown University, BA with Honors, Providence, RI

Yale University, School of Art, one year of Graphic Design MFA program, New Haven, CT

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
StartUp Art Fair SF, solo room, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA

 

2015
Art at the Palace: April Dawn Parker, Artist-in-Residence solo show, IHangar, Palace of Fine Arts,
San Francisco, CA


Awaken: Elizabeth Barlow, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Kim Froshin, April Dawn Parker, John Wood, group show, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

Art by America, national juried exhibition, Art House, Chicago, IL (juried by James Wood, School of Art Institute of Chicago, and Ginny Voedisch, Art Institute Museum of Chicago)

Summer National, national juried exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA (juried by Nancy Meyers, Curatorial Asst. at Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art)

Bold, juried exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA (juried by Robert Green, Director of Robert Green Fine Arts)

Dart for Art: 4th Annual Auction, silent auction, Lymelight Foundation, Burlingame, CA

 

2014
Nest: April Dawn Parker and Alyson Belcher, two-person exhibition, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA


Dart for Art: 3rd Annual Auction, silent auction, Lymelight Foundation, Burlingame, CA

 

2013
Narbutas Spring Art Salon: April Dawn Parker and Marguerite Elliott, two-person exhibition, Ross, CA

Small Works Holiday Show, group show, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

33rd Faber Birren National Color Award Show, national juried exhibition, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT (juried by Derek Leka, Faculty at Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT)

Works on Paper, national juried exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD (juried by Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Library of Congress, Washington, DC)

Bold, juried exhibition, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA (juried by Robert Green, Director of Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA)

Out of the Blue, juried exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA (juried by Ruth Braunstein, Director of Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA)

 

2012   
Exposição de April Dawn Parker, Suzie Buchholz, group show, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Dwell Magazine Home Tours: Marin, featured artist, Dehn Bloom Design: Loft, Mill Valley, CA

Marin Designer’s Showcase, estate tour, with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Tiburon, CA

One King’s Lane: Fine Art, inaugural on-line fine art sale, with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, One King’s Lane, San Francisco, CA

2011   
Benefit Art Auction, silent auction, with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, CA

Chocolate Party Art Show, group show, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA

Art Bazaar, on-line fine art sale, with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Serena and Lily, Sausalito, CA

 

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

2015
Amy Haddad, “Art by America at The Art House: Trends and Traditions in Two-Dimensional
Contemporary Art,” review, The Art House, July 3, 2015, Chicago, IL

“Spotlight, Best of the Bay: Gallerie Citi,” review, Daily Post, February 24, 2015, p. 14, Palo Alto, CA

“Portfolio Website Feature,” image, FolioLink.com, February 2015, Falls Church, VA

2014
National Juried Winner: Abstract, award, ArtSlant 6th Showcase, October 2014, Los Angeles, CA
 (juried by Jennifer Jacobs, Michal Raz-Russo and Stefan Benchoam)

Paula Bolduc, “April Dawn Parker Exhibition Review,” review, Splash, March 24, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

“Clients in the Spotlight,” featured, FolioLink Newsletter, January 2014

2013
Soren Hemmila, “ICB Artists Exposed,” article, MarinScope.com, December 5, 2013, Sausalito, CA          

Rebecca Wilson, Director, “The Bright Fantastic” Collection, selected, Saatchi Online, December 3, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

“FolioLink Presents: April Dawn Parker,” profile, FolioLink.com, December 2013, Falls Church, VA

National Juried Winner: Abstract, award, ArtSlant 8th Showcase, October 2013, Los Angeles, CA (juried by Veronica Bruce, Wendi Norris and Charlie Hood)

Rebecca Wilson, Director, “New this Week” Collection, selected, Saatchi Online, August 26, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Natalie Hegert, Editor, “Featured Artist: April Dawn Parker,” featured, ArtSlant VIEWS e-newsletter, ArtSlant Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, week of July 9, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

National Juried Winner: Abstract, award, ArtSlant 5th Showcase, July 2013, Los Angeles, CA (juried by Neysa Page-Lieberman, Darren Jones and Deb Klowden Mann)

 

2012
“Dwell Home Tours: Mill Valley Loft,” featured painter, Dwell.com, Dehn Bloom Design,
April 28, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Mary Jo Bowling, “Interior Alchemy,” article, CA Home and Design magazine, July – August 2012, p. 124–131, San Francisco, CA

 

2011
Frank Mallicoat, Anchor, “Bay Sunday,” interview, CBS BAY CHANNEL 5, November 20, 2011,

 San Francisco, CA

“ICB Artists Winter Open Studios: 11 Artists to Keep Your Eyes On,” selected, 7x7 SF blog,
 November 29, 2011, San Francisco, CA

“RSVP Hot Ticket: 2011 ICB Winter Open Studios,” post, MarinMagazine.com, December 2011,
 Sausalito, CA

 

SELECTED PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Dehn Bloom Design, Mill Valley, CA

Innovation Hangar, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Kes and Laura Narbutas, Ross, CA

Offices of Alto Law, Portland OR

Offices of One Economy, Portland OR

Work held in private collections throughout the United States

 

RESIDENCY

Innovation Hangar, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, June – August, 2015

 

WORKSHOP

 “Painting with Gouache,” sponsored by Winsor & Newton, Flax Art and Design, San Francisco, October 10, 2015

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION

Gallerie Citi, Andra Norris, Director, Burlingame, CA

 

MEMBERSHIPS

de Young and Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Industrial Center Building Artists’ Association, Sausalito, CA

Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA