who?

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.

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Solo Exhibitions
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2013
‘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

2012
‘Kind regrets’, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles
‘Weirded out’, 60 feet indoor mural for the SFMOMA, San Francisco

2011
The How Original Show, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

2010
The Amsterdam Show, Common Gallery, Tokyo
Yes Yes Yes, Project Space, Los Angeles

2009
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

2008
Boo to the Hoo, Lazy Dog Gallery, Paris

2007
Parrived, Arrive, Miami
LaLaLa, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles
The Of Best, Vallery Galley, Barcelona
Random Tits, Reed Space, New York

2006
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

2005
Jobs I do for friends for less than 100 pounds, Kemistry Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
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2013
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

2011
Animate Everything, Protein Gallery, London

2010
Never Judge…?, Stolen Space, London
Go Font Yourself, Peer Gallery, Sydney

2009
Smile On Your Brother, Livestock, Vancouver
Bad Day issue #4, Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2008
Yes, Gallery Mama, Rotterdam

Awards
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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
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Selected Press
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Chris Read, Parra: Short for Paranoid, Hypebeast, 18 March 2011
Bradley Carbone, The Top 25 Artists of 2010, Complex Magazine, 20 December 2010
Arye Dworken, Piet Parra: My Life Has Surpassed Expectations, The 99%, January 2010
Charly Wilder, Parra and the Case of Art v. Commerce, New York Times, 14 September 2009

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