After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in the History of Art, Parker began her career as a painter, and became involved in photography in 1970.  Mostly self-taught she makes ephemeral constructions to photograph and experiments with the endless possibilities of light.  She has had more than one hundred one-person exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and her work is represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.  Portfolios of her work have been published in Art News, American Photographer, Camera, Camera Arts, The Sciences and numerous other magazines in the United States, Europe, and Japan.  There have been three monographs of Parker’s work:  Signs of Life (Godine, 1978), Under the Looking Glass (New York Graphic Society, 1983), and Weighing The Planets (New York Graphic Society, 1987).  She has lectured and conducted workshops extensively both in this country and abroad.  In 1996 she received a Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award.  Residencies include Dartmouth College in 1988, The MacDowell Colony in 1993 and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1997. Currently she is working on Still and not so Still Life that comprises images of both the expected and the unexpected.

Wellesley College, History of Art, B.A.

SELECTED SHOWS (Solo unless otherwise noted)


‘New Construction,’ Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT (group)

‘America ’70′, Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy (group)

‘In Residence’, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College (group)

‘Exposure’, Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio (group)


‘Still Life Lives’, Fitchburg Art Museum (group)

‘Shadowplay, Transgressive Photography from The Collection of The Hood Museum of Art,” Hanover, NH (group)


USC Fisher Museum of Art, Sight Specific (part of Pacific Standard Time) (group)

Luise Ross Gallery, NYC (group)

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University (group)

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, 25th Anniversary Show (group)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA


Photostop, White River Junction, VT
Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI (group)
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA (with John Chervinsky and Laura Letinsky)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
Montserrat College of  Art, Beverly, MA


Mutter Museum, Philadelphia (Group: Extraordinary Bodies)
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (group: To Infinity and Beyond, Mathmatics in Contemporary Art)


University of New Hampshire (MacDowell Colony Centenial Exhibition, group)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco (group)


Catherine Edelman, Chicago
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (group – The Bottle Show)
The Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (group)


Santa Fe Art Institute, College of Santa Fe


The Toledo Art Museum, Ohio
White Room Gallery, West Hollywood, CA (Group)
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC (Mutter Museum group)


The Art Institute of Boston (group, Contemporary Alternative Photography)


Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
New York Academy of Sciences (group)
Lancaster Museum of Art. Lancaster, PA
Artspace, New Haven, CT (group, ‘Foreign Bodies’)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (group)
UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and The Grunwald Center (group)


George Eastman House (group,”Digital Frontiers”)
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University
Wright State University


The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA (with Jerry Uelsmann)
New York Academy of Sciences
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (group)
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA (group)
The International Center of Photography, NYC, (group)


Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (Group)
Wooster Gardens, N.Y.C.
G.   Gibson, Seattle
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Group)


Klein-Brecker Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida
The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC (Fact and Fiction-Animals for the 21st Century, group)
Heuser Art Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Threadwaxing Space, NYC (Beyond Ars Medica, group)
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland (Fields of Vision, group)
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (Insight: Womens’ Photographs from the       collection, group)


Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, (The Computer in The Studio, group)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston(Close-Up/Still Life,  group)
Light Impressions, Rochester, NY
Fitchburg Art Museum, MA
Vision Gallery, San Francisco
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston


ICAC/Weston Gallery, Tokyo
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO (with Italo Scanga and James Lawton)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Women Photographers,  group)


Parco Gallery, Tokyo
Brent Sikkema Fine Art, NYC
Fitchburg Art Museum, MA (group)
The Art Institute of Chicago (group)
Green Hall, Sagamihara City, Japan


The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockton, NY
California Museum of Photography, Riverside (Opening exhibitions:New Acquisitions:
Photographs by American Women Artists; and By Choice: Photographs from
the Ruttenberg Collection, both group shows)
Brent Sikkema Fine Art, NYC
The Artists’ Foundation, Boston, MA (group)


Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
University Art Gallery, SUNY, Albany, NY
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
Scheinbaum and Russek, Santa Fe, NM
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (group)
Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, Netherlands (group)
Turman Gallery, Indiana State University (“Object as Subject,” group)


Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington DC (with Zeke Berman and David Levinthal)
The Arts Club of Chicago (group)
Lieberman & Saul, New York, NY


Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, CO
Picture Photo Space, Osaka, Japan
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Nueva Imagen Galery, Pamplona, Spain
Circulo Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Vision Gallery, Boston, MA
International Center of Photography, NYC (group)


Vision Gallery, Boston, MA
Fotofest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
College of The Redwoods, Eureka, CA
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH (group, “In Spite of Everything, Yes,” curated by Ralph Steiner)
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM (group. “The Poetics of Space”)


Fotografie Forum Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
The Durham Photographic Arts Society, Durham, NC
Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC (with John Divola and Reed
Barbican Art Gallery, London, England (American Images: Photography 1945 -1980, group)
Delta College Galleria, University Center, MI
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (Boston Now:Photography, group)
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX


Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT (group)
Silver Bullet Gallery, Providence, RI
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Rotterdam Arts Council, Rotterdam, Netherlands (group)
Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, TX
The Baker Gallery, Kansas City, KS
Whitney Museum Downtown, N.Y.C. (group)
De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (group)
Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (group)


Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, N.Y.C.
Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan
Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (group)
Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Vision Gallery, Boston, MA
Images Gallery, Cincinnatti, OH
Images Gallery, Boulder, CO
School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT (group, “Student Choice”)
New York State University, Plattsburg, NY
Books and Company, N.Y.C.
G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Susan Spiritus, Newport Beach, CA
The Baker Gallery, Kansas City, KS
University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Brent Sikkema, Inc. and Thomas Segal, Boston, MA
Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Contemporary Museum of Art, Houston, TX (group)
Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, IL


International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
The Photography Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (group)
The Atlanta Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Photography Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
Contrasts, London, England
Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Sweden
Viviane Esders, Paris, France


Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, N.Y.C.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Viviane Esders, Paris, France (group)
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Koln, Germany (group)
Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Work Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
The Boston Atheneum, Boston, MA
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


Yuen Lui Gallery, Seattle, WA
Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, MA (with Rosamond Purcell and John Reuter)
Light Gallery, N.Y.C. (group)
The Photography Place, Philadelphia, PA
The Museum Art School, Portland , OR
MIT Creative Photography Laboratory, Cambridge, MA (group)
Vision Gallery, Boston, MA


The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (group)
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Archetype, New Haven, CT
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (EPHEMERA Portfolio exhibited)


Vision Gallery, Boston, MA
F22 Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Vision Gallery, Boston, MA (with Adal and Claus Mroczynski)
Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA (with Kipton Kumler and Rosamond Purcell)
Silver Image Gallery, Columbus, OH (group)


Harvard Business School, Boston, MA


Signs of Life, Published by David Godine, November, 1978 (Monograph)
Under The Looking Glass, Published by New York Graphic Society, September, 1983.  (Monograph)
Weighing The Planets, Published in hardcover by New York Graphic Society, and in softcover by The Friends of Photography, October 1987 (Monograph)
Darkroom Dynamics, ed. Jim Stone, Curtin and London, April, 1979  (Chapter on split-toning)
One of a Kind, ed. Belinda Rathbone, David Godine, August 1979. (pl. 66-67)
The Print, (revised edition), Time-Life Books, 1981 (text and pl. p. 218)
Object and Image, by George M. Craven, Prentice Hall, 1982 (2nd ed.) (text p. 154, plate p. 155)
Contemporary Photographers, ed. Walsh, Naylor, & Held, St. Martin’s, 1982 (text p. 588-589, color plate of toned b & w print)
World History of Photography, by Naomi Rosenblum, Abbeville Press, 1984 (text p. 591, pl. p. 593)
Fabrications, by Anne Hoy, Abbeville Press, 1987
Legacy of Light, edited by Constance Sullivan, Knopf, 1987
The Art of Seeing by Paul Selanski and Mary Pat Fisher, Prentice- Hall, 1988 (Text and color plate p. 281)
8 Visions, edited by Gyoh Suzuki, Parco, Tokyo, 1988 (eight color and two black and white plates)
The Modernist Still Life-Photographed, by Jean S. Tucker, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1989 (Text p. 42 & 44, four black and white plates)
Photographer’s Dialogue, by Steven Carothers and Gail Roberts, SIRS and The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida. 1989 (two color plates)
Object as Subject, catalog of exhibition organized by Craig McDaniel, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, 1989. (Text and plate p. 18-19)
Flora Photographica, by William Ewing, Thames and Hudson, 1991,  two plates.
The Horse, by Gerald Lang and Lee Marks, Abrams and The Palmer Museum of Art, 1991, Plate 133.
Metamorphoses, Photography in The Electronic Age, Aperture, 1994, plate p. 43.
Nature Through Her Eyes, Bemis & Recio Editors, The Nature Company, 1994, 2 plates.
Oxford History of Art, The Photograph, Graham Clark, Oxford University Press, 1997,
Plate p. 23, text p. 24-25.
Exploring Color Photography, Robert Hirsch, Brown and Benchmark, 1997, Plates pages 30 and 38.
Digital Image Creation, Hisaka Kojima, Editor, Peachpit Press, Berkeley CA, Plates pages 133-138.
A Short Course in Photography, Barbara London and Jim Stone, Harper Collins, Frontis Piece.

The Art of Enhanced Photography, James Luciana and Judith Watts, Rockport, cover, plates and text p. 96-103.

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Christopher James, Delmar Thomson Learning, 2001, plates p.50 and p.51.
Adobe Photoshop & The Art of Photography, Steve Weinrebe, Delmar Thompson Learning, 2008, interview and images p. 204-210.
SATURDAY REVIEW, Mar 3, 1979, p. 46-47, review of Signs of Life, by Owen Edwards.
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, May, 1979, p. 12-13, review of Signs of Life, by Vicki Goldberg.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY, March 1980, color portfolio with article by David Featherstone.
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, February 1980, color portfolio with article by Owen Edwards.
NEW YORK TIMES, February 29, 1980, review by Hilton Kramer.
PHOTO SHOW #3, 1980, cover and color portfolio with interview by Eelco Wolf.
PRINT LETTER #31, January – February, 1981, Volume 6, number 1, Landscape portfolio and text.
UNTITLED #23, 9 Critics, 9 Photographers, p. 37-39.
CAMERA ARTS, May/June 1981, color portfolio.
CAMERA,October 1981, black and white portfolio.
PHOTOGRAPHIE, December, 1982, color portfolio.
NIPPON CAMERA, August 1983, black and white portfolio.
CREATIVE CAMERA, November, 1983, cover and book review.
ART NEW ENGLAND, December, 1984, interview by Norman Keys.
FOTOGRAFISK,(Norway),1984-NR 2, black and white portfolio.
SCHWEIZERISCHE PHOTO, December, 1983, cover.
PHOTOVISION (Spain), No. 10, May, 1984, cover and color Portfolio.
THE TEXAS HUMANIST, April, 1985, cover.
PHOTO JAPON, Feb. 1985, `Today’s American Works’, 2 color reproductions and text.
PHOTO JAPON, April, 1985, color portfolio.
ART NEWS, October, 1985, 3 color reproductions and an article by Susan Weiley
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, December, 1986, black and white and color portfolio with article by Henry Horenstein.
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, January, 1987, Black and white portfolio with article by Evelyn Roth.
WAVE,#13, June-July, 1987, black and white and color portfolio (Japan)
FLORA, #174, 1987, color and black and white portfolio (Japan)
PRINT COLLECTOR’S NEWSLETTER, September-October 1989, p.138
CENTER QUARTERLY, Volume II, Number 3/1990, p.8-12, black and white portfolio and article by Charles Giuliano.
ART NEWS, December 1993, p. 138, review by Nancy Stapen.
CAMERA and DARKROOM, February 1995, portfolio and interview.
MAP, #8 Exploration, portfolio, 1995
PARNASSUS, Twentieth Anniversary Issue cover, 1995
WELLESLEY ALUMNAE MAGAZINE,            Cover and portfolio, Spring 1996
VIEW CAMERA, Interview and plates, July/Aug 1997
ARTBYTE.article and plates, April/May 1998
DIGITAL FINE ART, cover, article, and plates, spring 1999
PHOTO TECHNIQUE, Article and Portfolio, p.21-25, 2010
EPHEMERA, 10 original prints, edition 25 with 2 artist’s proofs.  Introduction by Gyorgy Kepes.  October 1977.
LOST OBJECTS, 10 original prints, edition 35 with 4 artist’s proofs. Introduction by Jim Alinder.  November, 1980.
1978 Fellowship, The Artist’s Foundation
1981 New Works Commission, The Photographic Resource Center,
Boston, MA
1996 Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award
1987 State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston.  Eight  20 x 24 Polaroid Photographs.  Theme: marine exploration, navigation and trade.
1989 The Oracle Company (Brittish Division).  Thirteen pictures for a calendar.  Theme:  the history of science.
2002 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.  Photographs of Anhui Province, China


Title sequence for PBS documentary Africans in America, Orlando Bagwell (Executive Producer and director of the first of four segments)

APP FOR iPad WORLD WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP, Daniel Marcolina Studios


Addison Gallery of American Art

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Art Institute of Chicago

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Indiana University Art Museum

The Museum of Modern Art

Phoenix College


Portland Art Museum, OR

Smith College Museum of Art

Vassar College

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House

Whitehead Institute

Fogg Museum, Harvard University

De Cordova Museum

National Museum of Australia, Canberra

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Preus Fotomuseum, Norway

The Israel Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum

Bibliotheque National, Paris

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

University of Iowa Art Museum

Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design

Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

University of Oklahoma Art Museum, Norman, Oklahoma

High Museum, Atlanta, GA

Bowdoin College Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum

Davis Art Museum,Wellesley College

Milwaukee Museum of Art

California Museum of Photography, Riverside

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Yale University Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Houston Museum of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Peabody Essex Museum

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