Dutch artist Parra (1976) is best known for his curved post-Pop imagery,
highly saturated colours, vibrant hand-drawn letters and worlds inhabited by
hybrid, surreal characters. Celebrated by galleries and championed by
an underground following from the outset, Parra has quickly become
a respected and eclectic artist worldwide. Working across drawing,
painting, animation and sculpture, Parra creates an enigmatic and instantly
recognisable style that defies easy categorisation. Parra is cofounder of
cult apparel label Rockwell Clothing and a member of electronic music
group Le Le. Parra Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Solo Exhibitions

‘Yer So Bad’, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York
‘Parra (a 10 year survey, The story so far)’, Kunsthal, Rotterdam

‘Salut’, Alice gallery, Brussels

‘Same Old Song’, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

‘And wait for something to happen’, Ruttkowski 68 Gallery, Cologne (Germany)
‘Il Senso di Colpa’, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan
‘Tracy had a hard sunday’, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York

‘Kind regrets’, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles
‘Weirded out’, 60 feet indoor mural for the SFMOMA, San Francisco

The How Original Show, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

The Amsterdam Show, Common Gallery, Tokyo
Yes Yes Yes, Project Space, Los Angeles

I Like the Tee Shirt but I Will Get the Painting, Pool Gallery, Berlin
The Disco of Italo, Patricia Armocida Gallery, Milan
Is That a Gun My Friend?, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

Boo to the Hoo, Lazy Dog Gallery, Paris

Parrived, Arrive, Miami
LaLaLa, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles
The Of Best, Vallery Galley, Barcelona
Random Tits, Reed Space, New York

Tits and Typo, Kemistry Gallery, London
The Art of Parra, Toykyo, Ghent
I really like it but could you change the colors & the design?, Lazy Dog Gallery, Paris

Jobs I do for friends for less than 100 pounds, Kemistry Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

UN/LIMITED, A Poster Project, Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle. (Curated by Thibaud Tissot, onlab)
‘This is not Music’, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille

Animate Everything, Protein Gallery, London

Never Judge…?, Stolen Space, London
Go Font Yourself, Peer Gallery, Sydney

Smile On Your Brother, Livestock, Vancouver
Bad Day issue #4, Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Yes, Gallery Mama, Rotterdam


Winner,  D&DAD silver pencil for illustration for Tastebuddies campaign (2011)
Winner, De Amsterdam Prijs voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Art Prize 2010)
Winner, Best Illustration, Dutch Design Awards (2010)

Works in Public Collections
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art