Erik Richard Parra was born and raised in El Paso, TX and is based in San Francisco, CA. He received a BFA in painting from The University of Texas at Austin and completed an MFA on fellowship at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has exhibited internationally in alternative spaces, commercial galleries and museums in Berlin, Brazil, Los Angeles, London and New York. In the Bay Area Erik’s work has been exhibited at Johansson Projects, The…Show more Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Kala Art Institute, the Berkeley Art Center and most recently at Eleanor Harwood Gallery. Erik’s work has been included in publications including New American Paintings, the SF Bay Guardian and the LA Times. Erik teaches painting and drawing at the California College of the Arts and City College of San Francisco. He was recently awarded an inaugural Liquitex Research Residency and the Hopper Prize for Contemporary Art.Show less
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