KENNETH E. PARRIS III


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Jacob's Pillow:
“104 Work Weeks: On Tour With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company” Becket, Massachusetts June-Aug 2014

Mayson Gallery:
“104 Work Weeks: On Tour With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company” New York, New York Nov 2013-Dec 2013

JSF Contemporary:
“104 Work Weeks: On Tour With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012-2013

G Gallery:
“104 Work Weeks: On Tour With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company” Houston, Texas 2012

Chashama 217:
“104 Work Weeks: On Tour With the Merce Cunningham Dance Company” New York, New York 2011

The Knapp Gallery in association with 511 Presents:
“With All Your Lies, You’re Still Very Loveable”
New York, New York 2009

The Knapp Gallery:
“Pulling Focus” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008

G Gallery:
“Restless” Houston, Texas 2007


EXHIBITIONS
Etta Place:
“Truck Yeah: A Mobile Meet Up” Williamsburg, New York 2011

Spoil Me Fashion & Samantha House Jewelry:
Exhibition and Event for Fashion Week at On The Ave Hotel
New York, New York 2011

JSF Contemporary:
“Summer Showroom” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011

Rush Arts Gallery:
“Bombay Sapphire & Russell Simmons Artisan Series”
New York, New York 2010

JSF Contemporary & McNeill Art Group:
“The Six” McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space,
New York, New York 2010

Skateistan, Afghanistan’s Co-educational Skateboarding School:
“Auction & Benefit” (for displaced youth in Afghanistan)
New York, New York 2010

H.O.W. Journal, Helping Orphans Worldwide:
“Springy, Spring, Spring: Fundraiser & Art Auction”
New York, New York 2010

JSF Contemporary:
“Selected Artists” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010

Gallery 225:
“Art Live 2009” New York, New York 2009

Special Project, The de L’autonomy Mission & Collective Hardware:
New York, New York 2009

PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair:
New York, New York 2009

SCOPE Hamptons Contemporary Art Fair:
Exhibition of “Push Pull Series” East Hampton, New York 2008

Gawker Media Headquarters:
Exhibition of Selected Works for “Art@Gawker”
New York, New York 2008

World Of Wonder Storefront Gallery:
“depARTed; Before They Expired They Inspired”
Hollywood, California 2008

FUEL Collection:
“Parris New York Philadelphia” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007

Arnold Worldwide:
Exhibition of Selected Works at the Advertising Agency
New York, New York 2006

Studio Show:
“Moments of Clarity—A Celebration of Art and Music”
Brooklyn, New York 2005

Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology:
“Looking Back to the Future—100 Years of Art at RIT”
Rochester, New York 2003

Gallery Lombardi, Contemporary Fine Arts:
“Art After Hours” Austin, Texas 2002

Austin Modern Art Gallery:
“The New Originals” Austin, Texas 2002

Austin Modern Art Gallery:
“Christmas Presence” Austin, Texas 2001

Guadalupe Arts Center:
“Revealing the Essence” Austin, Texas 2001

Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology:
“Honor Show” Rochester, New York 1998

Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology:
“Honor Show” Rochester, New York 1997


EDUCATION
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Rochester, New York
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration with Honors May 1998
Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design with Honors
May 1996 Concentration in Philosophy


RELATED EXPERIENCE AND HONORS
Performed in Rashaun Mitchell: NOX at Danspace Project, Jan 2013

Awarded a Studio Artist Grant from Chashama, June 2012

Awarded a Space Grant from Chashama, Dec 2011

Arts Editor, H.O.W. Journal 2010-2011

Work selected for Bombay Sapphire & Russell Simmons Artisan Series, Oct 2010

Art Direction, Illustration, Identity: EP, LP covers and Merchandise, My Jerusalem 2011, 2010, 2009

Art Direction: Promotional Items and T-shirt Designs for “The Hustler”, Jeff Klein 2008, 2006

Art Direction and Illustration: American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Austin, Bronze Addy Award 2003, 2002 Gold Addy Award 2001

Art Direction: CD Cover, Kitty Gordon 2000

Illustration: Room 501, The John DeLorean Story 1999


COLLECTORS
Lester Marks, Dr. Richard J. Massey, The Royal Doulton Company