Parker Ito

Parker Ito
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See Also: Lai Fun, List of Pasta, Soba, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, February 2013

Untitled (Tokyo Drift), 2013. Enamel and modeling paste on canvas with wood frame, 65 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

Untitled (Tokyo Drift, Mountain Fall, Nuclear Gold, Storm Surge), 2013. Enamel on clay, 10 x 12 x 12 inches

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Installation view. Stadium Gallery, New York. 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Installation view. Stadium Gallery, New York. 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Installation view. Stadium Gallery, New York. 2012

Vice Versa, Installation view. Tomorrow Gallery. 2012

Vice Versa, Installation view. Tomorrow Gallery. 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles. 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Installation view, Steve Turner, Los Angeles. 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy, 2012. Vinyl over enamel on 3M Scotchlite, 48 x 36 inches

The Agony and the Ecstasy, 2012. Vinyl over enamel on 3M Scotchlite, 48 x 36 inches

The Agony and the Ecstasy, 2012. Vinyl over enamel on 3M Scotchlite, 48 x 36 inches

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Image from artist's studio. Los Angeles, California. 2012

The Most Infamous Girl in the History of the Internet / Attractive Student / Parked Domain Girl, 2010. Acrylic gel over oil painting ordered from orderartwork.com, 34 x 32 inches

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Parker Ito creates paintings, sculpture and video that draw upon his extensive experience as a 24/7 web surfer. In using materials not typically associated with art production (highly reflective 3M Scotch-lite fabric, automotive flip flop paint and a top layer of vinyl over some paintings), he makes works that have varying appearances both when viewed in person and when photographed. He has described some of his works as stand-ins for paintings claiming that the real artwork is the iPhone pic posted by someone else. Ito’s practice is one of high activity and high volume:  “I heard that Picasso made around 250,000 works in his lifetime. I could make that many jpegs in 5 years. And when I say 5 years, I mean 5 minutes.”

Born in 1986, Parker Ito earned a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2010. He has had solo exhibitions at the Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2013); IMO Projects, Copenhagen (2013); Stadium, New York (2012); and a two-person exhibition with Brad Troemel at Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto (2012).  He lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.


Born 1986
Lives and works in Los Angeles and New York

Education

2010
BFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2013
Parker Ito, Luce Gallery, Turin (upcoming)
America Online Made me Hardcore, IMO Projects, Copenhagen
See Also: Lai Fun, List of Pasta, Soba, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

2012
The Agony and the Ecstasy, Stadium, New York
Vice Versa, Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto
Anime Betty Page Fucked by Steampunk Horse Warrior, Headquarters, Zurich (with Body by Body)

2011
Opening Ceremony, People’s Gallery, San Francisco (as Olivia Calix)
Parker Ito Does Parker Ito, Pyramidd.biz, Online
Creative Suite, Antena Pilsen, Chicago (with Paint FX)

2010
RGB Forever, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco
About: Blank, Paradise Hills Gallery, Sydney
Parker Ito Presents: Impressions Of Parker Ito By Brad Troemel, Firefox Add-Art, Add-Art.org, Online
New Age Default, New Gallery, London (with Paint FX)
Paint FX Live, The Future Gallery, Berlin (with Paint FX)
Paint FX, Firefox Add-Art, add-art.org, Online (with Paint FX)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
TECTONIC, The Moving Museum, Dubai (January)
Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan (January)
Proyecto Basurto, Edificio Basurto, Steve Turner Contemporary, Mexico City

2012
Untitled, Miami Beach (Steve Turner Contemporary)
Mythology Online, Polytechnical Museum, Moscow
Wet Paint 4, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York
[Internet Art Future] – Reality of Post Internet Era, NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo
Ghost in the Puka Shell, CourtneyBlades, Chicago
Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin
BYOB MOCA LA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Point Éphémére, Nouveau Document, Paris
Public Access, Living Space Internet Café, London
Grunge Texture, XPace, Toronto

2011
*new jpegs*, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Random Rotations, The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley (as Olivia Calix)
Rat Piss Virus Give It To Me, Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City
Shine A Light, South Portland Art Museum, Portland
Black Hoes Black Holes, Encuentro Internacional de Medellin, Mexico City (as Olivia Calix)
Read / Write, 319 Scholes, New York
Il Labirinto di Cristallo, Bubblebyte.org, Online
BYOB Tokyo, Daikanyama M, Tokyo
Offline, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
The Invisible Pavilion for the 54th Venice Biennale, TheInvisiblePavilion.com, Online
BYOB Venezia, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Venice
Face Time Continuum, The Future Gallery, Berlin
Hang In There, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago (with Paint FX)
An Important Project, Important Projects, Oakland

2010
BYOB LA, USC Gayle and Ed Roski MFA Gallery, Los Angeles
Perfect Vacuum, Galleri Pictura, Lund, Sweden
Something Is Coming, Something Is Coming, Richmond
Tokyo Internet Club, Soft, Tokyo
Private Investigation, Pacific Design Center, Mastadon Mesa, Los Angeles
Speed Show: Traces, Extremis Internet Café, Bucharest
We Are World, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago
An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers, SAIC Sullivan Gallery, Chicago
Multi Occulti, 4707 Telegraph, Oakland
Bad Boys CCA, Bruce Galleries, San Francisco
The Dawn Fisher Collection, FishSpace Gallery, San Francsico
Cartune Xprez: 2010 Future Television, LoBot Gallery, Oakland

2009
New Wave, The Internet Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale, Padiglioneinternet.com, Online
The Pleasure Is Mine – Cali Style, Spacekraft Pompadour, Lyon
The 10th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
No Promo, Reference Art Gallery, Richmond
Empty Signifiers, Firefox Add-Art, Add-Art.org, Online
Free Willy, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco
Markers: MyMementoVid, ScalaMata Gallery, Venice
New Media Meeting 2009, Norrkoping, Sweden
Selected Mastheads, Art Fag City, ArtFagCity.com, Online
Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley
Bad Moon Rising Email Exhibition, notalwaysinlocation.blogspot.com, Online

2008
Banal Strangeness, 1325 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Alternative Requirements, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
Dotmov 2008, Shift Online Magazine, selected locations worldwide
Triangulation, City Hall, San Francisco
Everything, Everyone, Everywhere…..Forever, FishSpace Storefront Gallery, San Francisco
Individualized Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Oakland
Bathroom Show, Tricycle Gallery, San Francisco
Creativeminds SF Art and Music, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
Pacific Overtures, Oliver Art Center, Oakland & Osaka University of Arts, Osaka

Curatorial Projects

2011
*new jpegs*, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Read / Write, 319 Scholes, New York
Random Rotations, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley

2010
Avatar 4D, Noma and Reference Galleries, San Francisco & Richmond, Virginia

2009
Serial Chillers in Paradise, JstChillin.org, Online
The Pleasure Is Mine – Cali Style, Spacekraft Pompadour, Lyon

Awards and Residencies

2012
Fountainhead Residency, Miami

2011
People’s Gallery Summer Residency, San Francisco

2010
Levi’s Pop Up Shop 48 Hour Residency, San Francisco

2010
Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Award, California College of the Arts

2009
All College Honors, California College of the Arts

2007 – 2009
Jerrold B. Whitney Memorial Scholarship, California College of the Arts

2007 – 2009
Trustees’ Scholarship, California College of the Arts

Bibliography

2012
Kathy Grayson, “30 under 30″, The Just Kids Issue i-donline.com
Courtney Malick, “Interview with Parker Ito”, Dismagazine.com
Antonia Marsh, “Away From Keyboard: Parker Ito”, Bomblog.com

2011
Kyle Chayka, “Five LA Internet Artists You Need to Know”, LA Weekly, December 8
Kathleen Flood, “Chillin In Cyberspace: Q&A With Parker Ito”, TheCreatorsProject.com
Kevin Holmes, “Art-Making: Nineties Game Show Inspires Online Exhibition”, TheCreatorsProject.com
Kyle Chayka, “Forget Chelsea—The Most Cutting-Edge Gallery Spaces Are Opening Online”, ArtInfo.com
Karen Archey, “London Calling”, Rhizome.org
Moa Geistrand, “Natkonst For Hela Natverket”, Sydsvenkan, July 23
Karen Archey, “The Aestheticized Attention Economy: A Critical Mass of Egos”, Image Conscious

2010
Karen Archey, “Internet Art In the Present Tense”, Map Magazine, Winter
Gene McHugh, various articles, Post Internet (122909a.com)
Vito Campanelli, “Web Aesthetics, How Digital Media Affect Culture and Society”, NAi Publishers
Ava Jancar, “Internet Finish Fetish”, Art Slant San Francisco
Patrik Sanberg, “.GIF”, Dazed and Confused, December
Nicholas O’brien, “Chillin’ 4 Life: Caitlin Denny and Parker Ito of JstChillin”, BadatSports.com
Karen Archey, “Shaping the Future: A Conversation with New Media Gallerist Mike Ruiz”, Image Conscious
Brad Troemel, “From Clubs to Affinity: The Decentralization of Art on the Internet”, FourNinetyOne.com
Robert Ludkins, “Blank, Check”, Inpress Magazine, November
Jenny Jaskey, “Being There”, CultureHall.com
Artie Vierkant, “Hyperallergic is JstChillin in San Francisco This Weekend”, Hyperallergic.com
Karen Archey, “Best Link Ever”, ArtFagCity.com
Sean Irving, “Surfing With Parker Ito”, Metro Gallery Blog
Yosuke Kurita, “Interview With Parker Ito”, CBC-net.com
Ashiq Khondker, “The Diegetic Desktop in a New Media Film”, Masters of Media
Eugene Kotlyarenko, “Video Killed the Internet Star”, Interview Magazine Blog
Brian Droitcour, “The Chill Zone”, Rhizome.org
Rachel Swan, “The Raw Video”, East Bay Express
Jonathan Kinkley, “We Are the World”, Timeout Chicago
Nate Lee, “We Are the World”, Newcity Art

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