Jun 24 – Aug 13, 2022

“My own intention is at the heart of each piece I make, but ultimately, each painting speaks its own language.  When I make art, I have something to say, however, when I stand before a finished work, it has something to say to me. And if the painting works, it speaks not in my voice but in a universal language. In this way I’ve eliminated some of the internal thinking, which for me can get in the way. I do my work, one piece at a time, trying to have no expectations — just an open heart for what is to come.”

  • Jonathan Parker


Jonathan Parker’s work is in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California, CA, and in multiple private and corporate collections including the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and the Kaiser Foundation. Parker has been recognized with numerous honors including a Painting Residency and Painting Fellowship at Djerassi Residency Artists Program in Woodside, CA, an Artist Residency at the Kala Institute (Printmaking), Berkeley, CA; Painting Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL; Painting Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY; Affiliate Artist Program, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; a painting residency/fellowship at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY and a San Francisco Bay Regional Painting Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA. His work has also been featured in the Pacific Coast edition of New American Paintings. Parker’s work has been exhibited nationally throughout California, Washington, New Mexico, New Jersey, Colorado, Texas, Maryland, and New York along, with a solo exhibition in Berlin, Germany. Parker was recently featured in an extensive group exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.