JACQUELINE DEE PARKER

A mixed media painter and a poet, Jacqueline Dee Parker’s work is inspired by the correspondence between these art forms. She views collage as a mode of perception, and finds that it facilitates her exploration of language, history, and ephemera. Her work evolves as a visceral construction of psychic and emotional space.

Parker was born in New York City and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She has served as an instructor at Louisiana State University since 1993, and taught in the Department of English before joining the School of Art in 2003. Prior to life in Louisiana, she lived and worked as a freelance graphic layout artist in New York City, Boston, and Detroit. Her poems appear in many literary journals, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, and Chelsea, among others.

Parker was awarded a juror’s prize in the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition (Museum of the Gulf Coast), and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Louisiana State Division of the Arts.

Artist Member since 1994

BACHELOR OF ART, SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE

MASTER OF FINE ARTS (CREATIVE WRITING/PAINTING & DRAWING), LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY