Ray Parker

Statement/Biography


Born 1922, Beresford, South Dakota
BA, 1946 University of Iowa
MFA, 1948, University of Iowa
Died 1990, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Rochester Art Center, New York, 1949
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1950
Paul Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, 1953
Memphis Academy of Art, Tennessee, 1953
Louisville Art Center, Kentucky, 1954
College Gallery, Scenectedy, New York, 1955
Paul Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, 1965
Martin Widdifield Gallery, New York, 1957
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1959
Galerie Lawrence, Paris, 1960
Galerie Neufville, Paris, 1960
Kootz Gallery, New York, 1961
Galleriea dell'ariete, Milan, 1961
Bennington College, Vermont, 1961
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, 1961
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, 1962
Kootz Gallery, New York, 1962
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1962
Kootz Gallery, New York, 1963
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, 1965
Kootz Gallery, New York, 1966
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, 1966
Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC
Francisco Museum of Art, 1967
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1967
Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, 1970
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, 1970
School of Visual Art, New York, 1971
Fischbach Gallery, New York: 1973
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 1972
Fishbach Gallery, New York, 1974
Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 1974
Berenson Gallery, Miami, 1974
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, 1974
David Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, 1974
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon, 1974
American University, Washington, DC, 1975
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, 1976
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, 1977
University of Maryland, College Park, 1977
University of Texas, Austin, 1977
The Billiard Room Gallery, Cambridge, 1978
Betty Cunningham, New York, 1979
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, 1979
Betty Cunningham, New York, 1980
Elaine Benson Gallery, Southampton, 1980
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, 1980
Joe Grippi Gallery, New York, 1980
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York 1980
College of Cortland, State University of New York, 1980
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, 1983
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, 1986
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, 1986
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1990
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, 1993
Galleria Milano, Milan, 1994
Washburn Gallery, New York, 1997
Washburn Gallery, New York, 1999
Washburn Gallery, New York, 2000
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Ray Parker: Color into Drawing, Paintings 1958 to 1971, 2006
Washburn Gallery, New York, 2004
Washburn Gallery, New York, 2007
Washburn Gallery, New York, 2010
Washburn Gallery, New York, 2011
The Lobby Gallery at 499 Park Avenue, New York, Ray Parker, 2014
Washburn Gallery, New York, 2014

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Second Biennial Exhibition," 1944
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New Talent Exhibition, 1950
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, 1950
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, American Painting Today, 1950
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1951
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting,1952
Stable Gallery, New York, Stable Annual, 1954
Stable Gallery, New York, Stable Annual, 1955
Stable Gallery, New York, Stable Annual, 1956
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Vanguard, 1956
Poindexter Gallery, New York, 1956
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, American Painting Exhibition, 1957
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, International Exhibition of Painting (traveled throughout Japan), 1957-58
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual, 1958
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 60 American Painters, 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, 1961
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (traveling exhibition), Recent Painting and Sculpture, 1961-63
Seattle World's Fair, Washington, Art Since 1950,1962
The Gifford and Joann Phillips Collection, University of California, Los Angeles, 1962
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Biennial, 1962-63
Moines Arts Center, Iowa, Three Former Iowans, 1963
University of Illinois, Urbana, Biennial, 1963
The Jewish Museum, New York, Toward a New Abstraction, 1963
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Biennial, 1963
The Jewish Museum, New York, Black and White, 1963
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual, 1963
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,Waltham, Massachusetts, New Directions in American Painting, 1963
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, International, 1964
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Art Gallery of Toronto, Canada), Post-Painterly Abstraction, 1965
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, 67th Annual Exhibition of American Painting, 1965
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, American Art Since 1950, 1965
The Tate Gallery, London, Painting of a Decade, 1956-64, 1965
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, Black, White, and Gray, 1965
Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Selections from the Guggenheim Museum, 1965
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, International, 1965
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual, 1965
Museum of Modern Art, New York (traveled to Grand Palais, Paris, France; Kunsthaller, Zurich, Switzerland; The Tate Gallery, London), The Art of the Real: USA 1948-1968, 1968
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual, 1969-70
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Young Artists of the 50s, 1971
University of Texas, Austin, Color Forum, 1972
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual, 1972
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Biennial, 1973
Museum of Modern Art, New York (traveled to Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego,California; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; Greenville County Museum, Greenville, South Carolina; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond), American Art Since 1945, 1975-77
Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Three Former Iowans, 1975
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art; (traveled to Museo de Arte Moderna, Bogota, Colombia; Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico), Color as Language, 1975
The University of Texas, Austin, Abstract Expressionists and Imagists: A Retrospective View, 1976
Rice University, Houston, Texas, Drawing Today in New York, 1976
Guild Hall, East Hampton, Artists and East Hampton, A 100-Year Perspective, 1976
University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, New in 1970s, 1977
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, A Miscellany of the 1960s, 1977
State Museum, Albany, New York, The State of Art, The New York School, 1978
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Art in America After World War II, 1979
Hunter College Art Galleries, City University of New York, Artists at Hunter 1950-1965, 1984
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, Then and Now, 1984
The Queens Museum, Flushing (traveled to Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Portland Museum of Art, Oregon; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Dayton Art Institute, Ohio; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts), After Matisse, 1986
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 39th Annual Purchase Exhibition, 1987
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, Abstract Expressions: Painting and Sculpture of the 1950's and 1960's, 1989
Gloria LuriaGallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, Three Man Exhibition with Dan Christensen and Robert Goodnough, 1989
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, Before the Field: Paintings from the Sixties, 1989

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Akron Art Institute, Ohio
Albany Institute of History and Art, New York
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
American University, Watkins Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Art Institute of Chicago
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Bell Art Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Childe Hassam Foundation, New York
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
The Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hayden Gallery, Cambridge
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Miami-Dade Junior College Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Rice Museum, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Tate Gallery, London
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
University of New Mexico, University Art Museum, Albuquerque
The University of Texas, Austin
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York