Aaron Parazette

Exhibitions

Irregular Quadrilaterals, 2016, Talley Dunn Gallery
Snow White Tan
, 2010, Dunn and Brown Contemporary
Surf Trip, 2008, Dunn and Brown Contemporary

Biography

1960 Born in Ventura, California
Currently lives and works in Houston, Texas

Education

1990 M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
1987 B.A., University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Grants And Awards

2012 Texas Artist of the Year, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
2010 Stars of Design Award for art, Decorative Center Houston, TX
2005 Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York
1994 Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award
1992 Residency/Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1990 Residency/Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Irregular Quadrilaterals, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas
2012 FLYAWAY: Recent work by Aaron Parazette, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
2011 North Swell, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Cloud Break, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
2010 Snow White Tan, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2009 Air Drop, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, California
2008 Surf Trip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
New Paintings, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
2007 New Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
2006 All On Up, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
Wind Swell, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 Aaron Parazette, The Suburban, Chicago, Illinois
Project Space, ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
2004 Perspectives 141: Aaron Parazette, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
2003 New Paintings, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2001 New Paintings, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2000 South Swell, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Pleasure Provision, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994 New Paintings, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
1993 New Paintings, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1992 Paintings with Subtitles, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

Group Exhibitions

2015 ...a pointy toe boot up the backside, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles
TEXAS ABSTRACT, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
TEXAS ABSTRACT, Rudolf Blume Fine Art /Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas
Destination Unknown, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014 MAC@20 Part I, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Summer Time Blues, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Summer, Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
TEXAS ABSTRACT, Wade Wilson Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2013

Back Room, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
Skywriting: Aaron Parazette and Daniel Auguilu, Lawndale Art Center, Houston

2012

The Medium is the Message, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
IN PLAIN SIGHT, McClian Gallery, Houston, TX

2011 New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Skin Freak, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
2010 High-Def, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, California
Skin Freak, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas     
Outloud, PG Contemporary, Houston, Texas
The Rule of Typical Things, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, California
SNAP: Sharon Engelstein & Aaron Parazette, Decorative Center, Houston, Texas
2009 The Armory Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
Dallas Art Fair, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Art Fair Satellite, Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas
Coordinates, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Diad: Sharon Engelstein & Aaron Parazette, LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008 In the Beginning, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California
Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Fashion Loves Art, Neiman Marcus, Houston, Texas
2007 Glass Love: Contemporary Art and Surfing, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
A Way With Words, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
Lines, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
2006 Blurring the Line, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
2005 Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Group Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York    
Artadia at Diverseworks, Diverseworks, Houston, Texas
Wall Paintings, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Restless, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2004 Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York
Perspectives at 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Camp Lucky, Summer of Carnage, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas
Conversagence: Sharon Engelstein & Aaron Parazette, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, California
2003 New Paintings: Esposito/Parazette/Rosmarin, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Painting By Design, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Beautiful Pressure, Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida
Still/Motion, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
Size Matters, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Digitally Assisted, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
2002 Jet Set, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas
Hard Core, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
Summer Drawing, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas
Labrynths, Borden Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
The Million Dollar Hotel Show, Holiday Inn Select, Houston, Texas
Bandy: Sharon Engelstein & Aaron Parazette, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
2001 Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Works on Paper, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Fast Forward, Nash Hotel, Miami, Florida
Boomerang, Exit Art, New York, New York
Braille, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Dazzling, Bernard Toale, Boston, Massachusetts
Reductive, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Sources: Art and the Unversal, Paradigm Art Space, Atlanta, Georgia
Post Hypnotic, Massart, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Group Show, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Material Morph: Aaron Parazette & Ken Price, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Color Code, with Francesca Fuchs, Sala Dias, San Antonio, Texas
2000 Art on Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
What’s So Funny about Color, Elias Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, California
Post Hypnotic, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
Imported, The Gallery at Green Street, Boston, Massachusetts
John Tremblay + Aaron Parazette, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, Florida
1999 Material, Process, Memory, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas
Size Matters, Gale Gates et al. Brooklyn, New York
Post Hypnotic, University of Illinois, Normal, Illinois
Post Hypnotic, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Optopussy, Angstom Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Fabstraction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
1998 Abstract Painting Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Tendances Actuelles de la Peinture a Texas, Saintes Museum of Art, Saintes, France
On the Beach in Galveston, with Sharon Engelstein, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
1997 Primary Colors, Galerie Barbara Farber/Rob Jurka, Amsterdaam, The Netherlands
Oktoberfest, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Post Pop, Post Pictures, The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Buttered Side Up, The Loggia Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Equal Pay, Revolution Summer Gallery, Houston, Texas
Disiptoey, Angstram Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Buttered Side Up, Hall Walls, Buffalo, New York
Bliss Project, LACE, Los Angeles, California
The Gramercy International Art Fair, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California
1995 Wallpaper Works, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Texas Abstract: New Painting, Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas
Contact: The 114th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Analogs of Modernism, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Irreverent Homage, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
1994 Faith and Doubt, State Universtiy of  New York, Buffalo, New York
Exquisite Corpse, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Inquiring Minds, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Forging Ahead, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
New Work, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
1993 Summer Reading, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Deluge, Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Traditional Forms/Insidious Visions, Glassel School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Small Works, Works Gallery, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California
Raw, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1992 Core Fellows '92, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1991 Core Fellows '91, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum Collections

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Neuberg Berman Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Public Collections

Cousins Property Management, Dallas, TX
Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Metro National, Houston, TX
University of Houston, Houston, TX
USC Keck Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Press

2015 Garza, Evan, ""Juror's Comment, New American Painting, November
Newton, Paula, "To Paint and Sculpt in LA," Glasstire, September 11, 2015.
Wise, Hannah, "Texas- sized downtown mural 'Blue Norther' Celebrates Summer Thunderstorms," Guide Live, May
2014 Gregory, Courtney, "Professor Paints Walls with Red Spirit," The Daily Cougar, January
2013 Oko, Dan, "Power Couple," Modern Luxury Houston, December
2011 “Gallery Offerings”, Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle, May 23, 2011
“High-Def”, by Heidi J De Vries, Engineersdaughter.com, January 23, 2011
“High-Def”, by Dewitt Cheng, Visual Art Source, January 2011
2010 “Aaron Parazette at Dunn and Brown”, by Laura Lark, Glasstire.com, August 11, 2010
“Group Exhibition Speaks Volumes”, by D. Britt, Houston Chronicle, 9/2, pg. E1
“Shape Up”, by Robyn Stark, Houston Magazine, December 2010, pg 54
2009 “The First 10 Years of The Suburban”, M Grabner and B Killiam, Poor Farm Press, 2009, pg 594-601
Spotlight: Aaron Parazette, by Evan Garza, New American Painting #84, 2009, pg 174-176
Federal Reserve Bank, Houston Branch, Collection of Art, 2009
Aaron Parazette: Air Drop, By Matt Stromberg, shotgunreview.com, 10-6-09
Husband and Wife collaborate, by Robin Miller, The Advocate, 10-18-09, pg E1
Tree House…., Mary Vuong, Houston Chronicle, 10-12-09, Pg 20-22
2008 “Aaron Parazette-New Paintings” by Kelly Klaasmeryer, Houston Press, March 20, 2008, p. 48
“Aaron Parazette, Marlborough Gallery, John Ewing, Art Lies, Spring 2008, p. 113
“Fashion Loves Art”, Paper City, March 2008, p. 4
“Glass Love-Contemporary Art and Surf” by Kim Beil, Art Ltd, March 2008, p. 18
“Glass Love” CASA Magazine, January 23, 2008, p. 46
2007 “Incoming Swell” by Ethan Stewart, The Independent, October 25, 2007
“Art for Surf’s Sake” by Joseph Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press, November 30, 2007, pp. 19-20
“Aaron Parazette in New York” Artinfo.com, Weekend Picks, December 7, 2007
New Paintings, essay by Frances Colpitt, Marlborough Gallery, 2007
2006 “Visceral Art…” by Kenneth Baker,  San Francisco Chronical, November 4, 2006, p. E10
“Regional Roundup: San Francisco” by Laura Richard Janku, Artinfo.com, News & Features, November 8, 2006
“Bold Strokes”House and Garden, January 2006, p. 76-83
“Public Mag”, Fall/Winter 2006, cover art and p.92-99
All on Up, essay by Mark Flood, , Marlborough Gallery, 2006
2005 “Aaron Parazette at the Contemporary Arts Museum” by Frances Colpitt, Art in America, February, 2005, p. 136
Restless, Essay by Valerie Olsen, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2005
Wall Paintings Essay by Frances Colpitt, The University of Texas at SanAntonio, 2005
Neo Painting, essay by MiJin Kim,  Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
2004 “What's Seen Confuses What's Read”, by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 2004, p. E10
“Kooks and Surf Gods” by John C. Devine, Arts Houston, June, 2004, pp. 22-23
“A Play on Words”, by Katherine Whaley, the Rice Thresher, April 23, 2004, p. 9
“A Wave of Words”, by Keith Plocek, the Houston Press, April 15-21, 2004, p. 39
“Divergent Pursuits”, by Patricia Johnson, the Houston Chronicle, May 8, 2004, p. 9D
2003 “Abstract Art for the Masses?”, by Dan Goddard, San Antonio Express News, July 13, 2003,  PP. J1-3
2002 "Provocative Passions", by Clifford Pugh, the Houston Chronicle, Oct. 20, 2002, Zest , pp. 18-19
"Gary Szymanski, Aaron Parazette", by Peter Frank, L.A. Weekly, Oct 18-24, 2002
“Tracing a Wild Visual Ride Through Color”, by Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 4, 2002, p. F25
“Pop Goes to Houston”, by Joanne Milani, the Tampa Tribune, June 16, 2002, Bay Life News
“Labrynths”, by Maria Stalford, Glasstire, Texas Visual Arts Online, February, 2002
2001 “These Paintings Really Do Dazzle”, by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, July 19, 2001, p. D7
“New Orleans”,  by D Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Nov./Dec. 2001 pp. 68-69
“Southern Sensibilities”, by Frances Colpitt, Art in America, Nov. 2001, pp. 59-63
“Parazette & Price: Material Morph”, by Arend Swartjes, Artlies, Fall 2001, pp. 58-58
“Remembering Postmodernism”, by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, May 15, 2001, p. 37
“2001 New  Orleans Triennial”, by Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, May, 2001, p. E1
“Aaron Parazette, John Tremblay”, by Gene Moreno, New Art Examiner, April 2001, p. 58
“Aaron Parazette”, by Alexander Dumbadze, Art Papers, Jan/Feb. 2001 p. 48
“Cloud Break”, Visual Arts, Houston Magazine, May 2001, pg. 26
2001 Material Morph: Parazette + Price, essay by Dana Friis Hansen, Austin Museum of Art, 2001
New Orleans Triennial, essay by William A. Fagaly and Susie Rosmarin, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2001
2000 “Space City Takes Off”, Frances Colpitt, Art In America, October, 2000, pp. 67-75
“Eye Spies”, Bret MCcabe, The Met, August 16, 2000, p. 26
”Regional Hopes and Recycled Tropes”, Raphael Rubinstein, Art In America, July, 2000, pp. 39-40
1999 “Best of the 90’s”, Dave Hickey, Artforum, December, 1999, p. 112
Material/Process/Memory, Essay by Alexander Dumbadze, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, 1999
Post-Hypnotic, essays by  Barry Blinderman and Tom Moody, The University of Illinois, Normal, 1999
1998 Abstract Painting Once Removed, essays by Dana Friis-Hansen, David Pagel, Raphael Rubinstein, and Peter Schjeldahl, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1998
1997 “Aaron Parazette at Texas” by Frances Colpitt, Art in America, July, 1997
Post-Pop, Post Pictures, essay by Courtenay Smith, The Smart Museum, The University of  Chicago, 1997
Buttered Side Up, essay by Karen Emenhiser, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, 1997
True Bliss, essays by Julie Joyce, David A. Greene, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 1997
1995 “Aaron Parazette at Texas Gallery” by Charles Dee Mitchell, Art in America, April, 1995
Texas Abstract: New Painting, essay by Frances Colpitt, Pace Roberts Foundation, 1995
Wallpaper Works, essay by Stephanie Smith, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1995
Contact: The 114th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, 1995
The Home Show, essay by Frances Colpitt, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1995
Analogs of Modernism, essay by Tom Moody,  McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 1995
Irreverent Homage, essay by Lynn Cazabon Bucknell University, 1995
Faith in Doubt, essay by Al Harris & Karen Emenhiser, SUNY at Buffalo, Research Center in Art + Culture
1994 Forging Ahead, essay by Al Harris, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, UT Arlington, 1994
1991-92 Core Fellows 1991-92, Museum of Fine Art, Houston
1990-91 Core Fellows 1990-91, Museum of Fine Art, Houston