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Margaret Parker

210 S. Ashley St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104, U.S.A.
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Phone: 734 663-1276     Fax: 734 662-8102

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 Margaret Parker Resume


Recent Solo Exhibitions

2007 Shirts & Skins: Margaret Parker, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.

2005 Shirts & Skins, installation, Lloyd Hall Scholars, University of Mich., Ann Arbor, MI

2005      Temple Series, digital prints, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

2004 Dark Shores, watercolor, Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti, MI

2004 Acts of Nature, watercolors, University of Michigan Life Sciences Complex, Ann Arbor, MI.

2002 Testament: Twin Towers Series, mixed media, Ann Arbor City Hall, Ann Arbor, MI.


Selected Exhibitions

2010 New Fibers Exhibition 2010, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2010 ArtPrize, Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Fates: an Installatiom, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI.

2010 Balance, Duderstadt Gallery, University of Michigan, Women's Caucus for Art, Ann Arbor, MI.  This show travels to 3 more sites in Michigan: River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte; The Reflection Gallery, Finlandia University, Hancock; Holland Area Arts Council, Holland.

2010 drawing the line, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL. 

2009 ArtPrize, 53 Commerce, Grand Rapids, MI.

2009 Home:Loving It, Losing It, Leaving It, Duderstadt Gallery, U. of Michigan, Women's Caucus for Art, Ann Arbor, MI

2009 Like Water on Rock, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA. This show traveled to Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA; and Golthelf Gallery, La Jolla, CA.

2008      A Place at the Table, Ann Arbor Art Center, sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art, Ann Arbor, MI

2008      2008 Human Rights Exhibition, South Texas College, TX; University of Texas Pan American, TX; Universidad de Monteray, Mexico; Progreso Art Gallery, Progreso, Mexico.

2008      In the Beginning, Dallas Women's Museum, Dallas, TX.

2007      Contemporary Women Artists XIV, Mad Art Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art St. Louis, St.  Louis, MO.

2007 Windsor Biennial, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada.

2007 Venus of Willendorf: Redefining the Goddess, group show, Duderstadt Gallery, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (part of national Feminist Art Project sponsored by Rutgers University)

2007 All Media Show, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI.

2006 Pool Miami, (during Art Basel Miami), invitational at Cavalier Hotel, Frere Internaitonal, Miami, FL.

2006 Reflections of War, Threads of Peace, textiles, group show, Woven Arts, East Lansing, MI

2005 Fabric of Fear: Art after 9/11, group show, 555 Gallery Detroit, MI


Selected Public Art Projects

2002- Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, member of city commission which places public art in the city; chairperson 2004-10. In 2007 the Commission spearheaded a Percent for Art Program in the city.

2003 Sun Dragon, designer, 60’ long public sculpture part of a renewable energy demonstration project at Ann Arbor Fuller Pool. Ann Arbor Energy Office and Ann Arbor Parks Department. Ann Arbor, MI.

2000-4     Art Pro Tem, founder and Director of community based nonprofit organization that sponsors temporary outdoor installations in nontraditional spaces. Ann Arbor, MI.     

1997- Urban Courtyard, designer, 5561 sq. ft. Parking lot becomes an urban sanctuary with conservatory surrounded by

2000  pleached hedge. Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor, MI.



Elms of Court Street, casein, designer and painter, 250 sq. ft., private home. Castine, ME.1986      

Summer Rain, tapestry; designer, woven in Egypt, 99 sq. ft., commission, Ann Arbor, MI.

Night in the Forest, tapestry; designer, woven in Egypt, 90 sq. ft, United States Capitol, Wash. D.C.1977

Earle Project, terra cotta reliefs, designer and producer, Earle Development Project, Ann Arbor, MI. 1978


Collections, Selected Listing

United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.; State Department Art Bank, Washington, D.C.; City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI; Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME; Castine Elemtary School, Castine, ME; Castine Historical Society, Castine, ME; Chelsea Medical Center, Chelsea, MI.



2002 Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini Grant, Art Pro Tem show, “Hear Here”

2001 Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini Grant, public sculpture, “Sun Dragon”

2001 Michigan Energy Office Renewable Energy Demonstration Grant, public sculpture, “Sun Dragon”

2001 Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Grant, public sculpture, “Sun Dragon”



2000 Nominated, Governor's Award, Michigan Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs, Lansing, MI.

Juried Public Art Roster, Maine Arts Commission, Augusta, ME.

Artists-In-The- Schools Program, Michigan Council for the Arts, Detroit, MI.



Michigan Today, "The Alphabet of Color", p. 8-9, February, 1991.

Stations: the Way of the Cross, text by Daniel Berrigan, terra cotta reliefs, by Margaret Parker, Harper & Row,1989.

New York Artists, by Les Krantz, American References, Chicago; 1986.

Detroit Free Press Magazine, "Tapestry in Capitol" p. 18-21, Oct. 12, 1980.



University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, BFA, 1969

Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL