Melanie Parke – Chicago Fine Art

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Melanie Parke – Chicago Fine Art


Friedman Fine Art is pleased to represent the marvelous works of Chicago contemporary artist Melanie Park.


Melanie Parke’s work has been featured in several solo exhibitions, including the Modern Arts Midwest in 2008 and the Tory Folliard Gallery in 2012 at Milwaukee, WI. She studied at Herron School of Art, in Indianapolis, IN and received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied performance, voice, philosophy, and painting.

Island Drawings by Local Chicago Artists
Island Drawings oil on canvas 48″ x 52″

In her works, she shows the blend of abstraction with conceptual reasoning, combining gestural features with mathematical lines, precise shapes, or graphic forms. She sets up space with lush textures and heavily speckled marks. Building from her initial images, she chooses colors to depict temperate or extreme sensations. Her works imply interiors and landscapes, and her mark-making make her audience question if the featured places exist.


In the early 1990s, she proposed 30 artist in residence programs in the National Parks, initiating 8 programs that exist today. Her works are featured in many collections including the United States Department of Interior, and Glencoe Capital in Chicago.


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