Am. b. 1952
A native of Island Falls, Maine and a well-known abstract artist, Greg is represented in galleries and collections worldwide. Noted art critic, Philip Isaacson, in his review of a recent show commented that Greg "is a master of geometric abstraction." (Maine Sunday Telegram November 13, 2011)
The work of Maine artist Greg Parker has as its basis American geometric abstraction of the 20thcentury. He earned his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in the mid-1970s, and currently teaches painting at the University of Southern Maine. His work is represented by galleries in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, Maine.
The pristine surfaces of Parker’s drawings and paintings are comprised of finely worked layers, whether graphite on paper, or oil and pigment on gesso panel, as in the two works of art represented on this website. Delicate lines help define his images; in the graphite drawing, these are additive in nature and build to describe geometric form through line and value.
Greg Parker’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts, and the British Museum in London, UK. He is represented in corporate and private collections internationally.
Weston LaFountain, Independent Curator
Shelter: Silence and Alchemy
48 x 48 in. Oil and graphite on gessoed paper on panel created 1995 Provenance Miller Block Gallery a Boston area collector Price: Please inquire
11 x 20 in. Graphite on paper signed "Parker" verso created 1997 Provenance Estate of a Portland, Maine collector $2000
2000 152 - SOLD
15 x 15 x 2.25 in. Oil, pigment and graphite on gesso panel signed "Parker" verso Provenance Estate of a Portland, Maine collector This work was restored by the artist in 2007 as noted verso and signed "Parker". The surface of each 2.25 in. side is painted, and the inscribed lines visible on the enlarged image are the work of the artist.