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Olivia Parker



(b. 1941 Boston, MA; lives Manchester, MA)

After graduating from Wellesley College in 1963 with a degree in the history of art, Olivia Parker began her career as a painter, and became involved in photography in 1970. Mostly self-taught in photography, Parker usually constructs what she photographs in the studio. She has had more than 100 one-person exhibitions in the US and abroad, and her work is represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections. She is represented locally with Robert Klein Gallery and most recently had a solo show there and at their satellite space at Ars Libri (2014/15).

Parker has served on the PRC Board of Directors; was included in the original 1982 PRC Portfolio, New Works; the first PRC auction in 1990; and has given several workshops. Her work has always engaged still life and the life of objects, but her more recent series shares blurred backgrounds and tantalizing colors.