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bio : Joel Parsons

Joel Parsons

EDUCATION
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
MFA, Sculpture
candidate for graduation in 2012

Rhodes College, Memphis TN
B.A., Studio Art
graduated cum laude, 2007
member Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa

School for International Training, Prague, Czech Republic
Independent Study Program - Art and Social Change
Summer/Autumn 2005

AWARDS
•Trustee Merit Scholarship for Full Tuition, Sculpture Department; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010
•Thomas J. Watson Fellow
Year-long grant for independent, international study; spent studying contemporary art in emerging markets
and developing a collaborative practice on four continents between June 2007 and July 2008

•Dionysian Award for Studio Practice, 2007
•Rhodes College Hall of Fame, 2007
•Archer Award for Creativity, archer>malmo, Memphis TN, 2006

EXHIBITIONS
MFA Thesis Exhibition - 2012
Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL
Curated by Tumelo Mosako

Marginal Utility - 2012
Benton Street Gallery; Iowa City, IA

Assemble - 2012
Carousel Project Space; Chicago, IL
Curated by Robin Kang

The Accumulation - 2011
Defibrillator Gallery; Chicago, IL

And Then a Pause, Response - 2011
Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL
response to Alex Gartelman's work

Shapeshifters - 2011
116 S. Michigan Building; Chicago, IL

Pas de Deux and Variation - 2011
solo exhibition
Gallery X at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL

Inspiration Information - 2011
Maas Building; Philadelphia, PA
curated by Alex Gartelmann and Sam Belkowitz

The Flying House - 2011
Maes Gallery; Chicago, IL
curated by Megan Paonessa

The 31st Century Museum - 2011
Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL
Organized by Kamin Lertchaiprasert

All the best, - 2010
Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL

Power, Sex, and Labor - 2010
Co-Prosperity Sphere; Chicago, IL
Curated by Oli Rodriguez and Shirin Mozaffari

Thank You - 2010
Solo exhibition
Material Art Space; Memphis, TN

Break Me Up, Build Me Down - 2010
546 S Main; Memphis, TN
curated by Matthew Tamason and Virginia Fall

Imitations of Familiar Things - 2009
Two-person exhibition and performance
UrbanArt Commission; Memphis, TN

Nowhere, Somewhere, Everywhere - 2009
The Power House; Memphis, TN
curated by Rehema Barber

A secret I wouldn’t know how to tell - 2009
Solo exhibition
Odessa Art Space; Memphis, TN
organized by Christine Zhu

Baggage Un/Claimed - 2009
Navo; Atlanta, GA

Wish You Were Here - 2008
Solo exhibition
Material Art Space; Memphis, TN
organized by Lauren Kennedy

Solo Show for One - 2008
Solo exhibition
The Bentley Hotel; Mumbai, India

Bazaar/Bizarre - 2007
The Grand Bazaar; Istanbul, Turkey

Push It One Way Or the Other - 2007
Senior thesis exhibition, Clough Hanson Gallery; Memphis, TN

Juried Student Show - 2007
First place, Clough Hanson Gallery; Memphis, TN

Secret Paintings: Laura Ann Meyers and Joel Parsons - 2007
2547 Broad; Memphis, TN
organized by Alexandra Carter

New Video - 2006
SubSpace South; Memphis, TN

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Show and Tell – organizer/host, 2010
Dialogical lecture project presented with the UrbanArt Commission
The Cove; Memphis, TN

All My Cop Cars: John Barnett at Howard’s Donuts - organizer, 2007
Exhibition - Howard’s Donuts; Memphis, TN

A Different Path: Mark Pilgrim – organizer, 2007
Exhibition - Material Art Space; Memphis, TN

5 Seconds: MTA at archer>malmo – artist/organizer, 2006
Exhibition - archer>malmo; Memphis, TN

PUBLISHED WRITING
“On the Biennial”
Review of the Istanbul Biennial, Time Out: Istanbul, September 2007
“Adrienne Outlaw: Seek Shelter”
Exhibition review, Art Papers, January/February 2006

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Material Art Space Summer Residency - 2010
Material Art Space; Memphis, TN

Curatorial and marketing associate, July 2008 - August 2010
The Metal Museum; Memphis, TN

Curatorial assistant, January – April 2008
whatiftheworld gallery; Cape Town, South Africa

Artist in residence and buffalo dairy manager, October – December 2008
Sadanhana Village; Maharashra, India

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