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Yeshe Parks
updated: 06/30/2009
website: www.yesheparks.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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painter of dreams
and they sang to him
a conversation on weight and air
Crossed Lines
in a land above these clouds
two by two
pull
wood and water
thank you for such balanced insight.
portraits of you.
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, books, dreams, narrative, surreal, pattern
 
 
painter of dreams by Yeshe Parks
painter of dreams
Mixed, Collage
2008
14" x  8" 
and they sang to him by Yeshe Parks
and they sang to him
mixed, collage
2007
10" x  13" 
a conversation on weight and air by Yeshe Parks
a conversation on weight and air
Mixed, Collage
2007
14" x  8" 
Crossed Lines by Yeshe Parks
Crossed Lines
Mixed, Collage
2008
14" x  8" 
in a land above these clouds by Yeshe Parks
in a land above these clouds
Mixed, Collage
2007
10" x  12" 
two by two by Yeshe Parks
two by two
Acrylic and collage
2007
24" x  48" 
pull by Yeshe Parks
pull
Mixed
2007
9" x  12" 
wood and water by Yeshe Parks
wood and water
Mixed, Collage
2007
9" x  12" 
thank you for such balanced insight. by Yeshe Parks
thank you for such balanced insight.
Mixed, Collage
2008
14" x  8" 
portraits of you. by Yeshe Parks
portraits of you.
Pencil on Book Cover
2008
10" x  7" 

Artist Statement
Ever since I was child I found myself drawn to the minute details of the world. I guess it was a form of escape; I began to see myself as an almost microscopic entity, traveling through the world in a large foreign body. Dumpsters were skyscrapers and skyscrapers were speed bumps for satellites. I was adept at shifting perspectives, from the miniature to the large. It helped strengthen a deep appreciation for my surroundings on all levels. Although at the time I knew nearly nothing about the layers of atomic motion, I envisioned a world that was infinitely smaller than the one I could see, and one that was larger than I could conceive. As I began inspecting the social and cultural fabrics, a relationship between scale, metaphorical object, and myself began to emerge.

That is why I choose to rescale and re-contextualize objects and people; it feels only natural, as a means for me to better understand the vast architecture of our world.

Artist Bio / CV

Yeshe Parks
http://yesheparks.net
yesheparks@gmail.com

Academic Institutions Attended:
2007        B.F.A.
                University of Maine
                Magna Cum Laude
        
               Attended 2004-2005
               Maine College of Art
               High Honors

Professional Experience:


2006-2008    Interactive and Graphic designer. ASAP Media         Services. Orono, ME.

2005-2006    Sculpture Studio Tech, University of Maine. Orono, ME.

 Artist Assistant to Samuel Van Aken.

2004-2005 Studio Manager, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport, ME.

Recognition/Awards:


2007    Elizabeth Warren Graves Outstanding Studio Art Award. Outstanding Senoir in Studio Art. Best in Show: Harlow Gallery Juried Exhibit. Phi Beta Kappa. University of Maine President’s Award.

2006    Leveille Scholarship Award. Elizabeth Warren Graves Outstanding Studio Art Award. Norfolk/Yale Summer painting Fellowship Nominee. Juror’s Choice Award: Student Exhibit. Best Sculpture in show: Student Exhibit.

2005    Robert M. MaNamara Visual Art Scholarship. Maine International Film Festival ‘Student Short‘ Nominee.
     

Selected Exhibitions:


2008    Center for Maine Contemporary Arts Biennial, Center for  Maine Contemporary Arts. Rockport, ME.
Sean Foley and Yeshe Parks, Whitney Artworks. Portland, ME.

2007        Portland Museum of art Bienial, PMA. Portland, ME.
Next Generation. Center for Maine Contemporary Arts. Rockport, ME.
Kollajnia, Harlow Gallery. Hallowell, ME.
Annual Juried Exhibition, Harlow Gallery. Hallowell, ME.

2006        Without Boarders III, Lord Gallery. Orono, ME.
        Un Show, Niagra Gallery. New York, NY.
        Plugged In Fest III, SPACE gallery. Portland, ME.
        Small Movements, Harlow Gallery. Hallowell, ME.
        Spring Show, Sanctuary gallery, Portland, ME.
        Student Art Exhibit, Carnegie Gallery. Orono, ME.

2004
        Maine International Film Festival. Waterville, ME.
Student Exhibition. Maine College of Art. Portland ME.