Selected Exhibitions

ROBERT W. PARKER

SOLO SHOWS

1991 The Local Gallery, NYC – Head Shop – 11 forgings on an I-beam – solo
1985 Ground Zero Gallery, NYC – Robeert Parker
Vox Popoli, NYC – Hack License
1983 Storefromt for Art and Architecture, NYC – Axiom of Identities
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2005 Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Museum, NYC – “Opener 3,” forged, fabricated
Gallery One Twenty Eight, NYC – “Truckbike,” fabricated steel, rubber, oil
Snakemonkey Gallery, NYC – “Opener 2,” forged, fabricated steel, painted
2004 Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Museum, NYC – “Cyber-eddy’s,” forged steel

2002 Museum of New Art, Detroit – Ground Zero, curated by Frank Shifreen, “2,” fabricated steel, painted

2001 CUANDO, East Village, NYC – From the Ashes: Artists Respond to 911, “Bird – on a Pillbox,” forged, fabricated steel                                                                                                                                              “The Cyclopse Wife,” forged steel
1998 New Museum, NYC – curated by Greg Shaelette, “Taxi Cubits,” fabricated steel (partial installment)
ABC No Rio, NYC – Benefit, curated by Scot Seaboldt,
Times Square Hotel Lobby Gallery, Times Square, NYC – Art and theGarden, “Pond of Despond,” forged,  fabricated  steel
1997 La Bacheca Gallery, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy – I am from Lower East Side,
curated by Andrea Portes, “ 20 Heads,” forged steel; “Hold the Hammer Right,”16mm short film b/w
La Plaza Culturale, NYC – Sculpture in the Garden, curated by Caroline Ratcliffe, “Soul Eater,” “Porcus, Porci,  Porcum,”                                               forged, fabricated steel
1996 ABC No Rio, NYC – Fifteen Years, “Medicine Man,” steel, “Chopper,”wood, forged steel, electric motor, tape recorder, paint
Catch 22 Gallery, NYC – “Fat Boy,” steel
Kenkelba House Sculpture Garden, NYC – “2,” fabricated steel, painted
The Lower East Side Ecology Center, NYC – Defiant Ones, curated by Clyde Romero, “Porcus Porci Porcum,” forged,                         fabricated “2,” fabricated steel, painted
1995 Container Gallery, NYC – Shipping Show, G and R Parker, (two person) painting and forged, fabricate steel –
Mayana Gallery, NYC – Rumpus, curated by Alan Moore, “Bird,” forged, fabricated steel
1994 American Fine Arts Gallery, NYC – Benefit, “HeadScape,” steel
Clayton Gallery, NYC – Art Party Pravda, “3 Forged Heads”
1990 AFR Fine Art, Washington, DC – Rivington School or wat?, “Bust or wat?,” steel, plaster
Bullet Space, NYC – Your House is Mine, curated by Andrew Castrucci, “Stove,” steel,
1987 Gallery 128, NYC – Rivington School Show, “25 Cubits,” steel
1986 CUANDO, NYC – Goya, conceived by Sandro Dernini, “Uranus,” steel, gasoline motor, fiberglass, globe

1984 Kenkelba Gallery, NYC – Chill Out, curated by Steve Kaplan, “Windmill,” acrylic

Kamikase, Chelsea, NYC –   Nagasaki, curated by Pan Arts, “Chariot,”steel, wood, fur
Civilian Warfare, NYC – 25,000 Artists, “Instigation,” steel
No Se No Gallery, NYC – Steel: Tovey and Parker – forged figures, fabricated steel
1983 Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada – Lecture: Proof the Axiom of Identities is Geodetic
New York Ocean Army Terminal, The Terminal Show, Brooklyn, NY
Monolith, curated by Rhonda Zwillinger and Barbara Kopit
No Se No, NYC – 99 Nites, “Fire Exit,” installation
1981 A’s, NYC – Salon, curated by Arleen Schloss, “Hardware,” steel
1980 Times Square Show, Times Square, NYC – curated by Collaborative Projects (COLAB), “Block,” steel
PERFORMANCES
1993 Gallery Eigen Art, NYC – Exercises in Presentation, “Explanation”
1985 Bond Street Gallery, NYC – Stigmata, curated by Steve Kaplan, “Nailed to the Cross”
Rivington School, NYC, Blacksmith on the Corner
1983 Danceteria, Chelsea, NYC – Unstoppably Watchable: 30 seconds, “Berserk”
1982 Wooster Street Gallery, NYC Performance Series, The Flat Corner
Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, NYC, Monday Nights. “Five Feet”
PUBLICATIONS
2005 http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp905/html/MargaretEBazura.html
1997 Sardinia….
1995 New York, Portraits of the City by Luc Sante
1994 Inside Out: the artworld of the squats by Alan Moore
1993 “New York Newsday,” The Blacksmith of Avenue B by A. Hartocolis
1985 Eastvillage 85, A guide. A documentary by Roland Hagenberg, Alan
Jones, Michael Kohn, Carlo McCormic, Nicolas Moufarrege
1983 “New Yorker,” Talk of the Town
DOCUMENTARIES
1986 Our Wonderful World – NHKTV, Tokyo, Japan
1985 Starving Artists – by Paul Lamarre and Milissa P. Wolf
1981 Hijack Art Show – Guelph Cable, Ontario, Canada – live remote, R & G Parker
1979 Art Farm – a video – by Robert Parker @ Alan Moore’s Monday, Wednesday, Friday Video Club -20 min
1975 Salem Forge – a video by Nora Hutchinson
GRANTS
1992 Change Inc, NYC
1975 Ontario Arts Council, Ontario, Canada
EDUCATION
1978 Voorhees Technical Institute, NYC – machine tool and architecture
1975 University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada – studies on Wilfrid von Liebniz
1974 University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada – philosophy, English
1972 Expo ’67, Montreal, Quebec, Canada -Apprentice blacksmith, ‘Pavilion des Arms,’ under Master Yakob Lischer
Loyola University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – private studies in metallurgy
1971 Waterloo Lutheran University, Ontario, Canada – Bachelor of Arts, Geography/English
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
1984-1989 Rivington School, Rivington and Stanton Streets, NYC – blacksmith
1981 ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street, NYC – Founding President
1974 Ed Video, Guelph, Ontario, Canada – member
STUDIO / BLACKSMITH SHOPS
2006- 656 Snake Hill Road, Walton, NY
1999-2005 The Lot, 831 Kent Ave., Brooklyn
1994-1999 Container Gallery, 525 East 13 Street, NYC
1991-1994 Sucker’s Hole Forge, 545 East 13 Street, NYC
1989-1991 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY
1984-1989 Rivington School, Rivington and Stanton Streets, NYC
1984 2B, Avenue B and 2nd Street, NYC
1979-1984 Robert Parker’s Forge at 619 East 11th Street
1975-1979 Art Farm
1973-1075 Blacksmithshop Salem, Ontario, Canada
1972 Pavilon des Arms, Expo 67, Isle St Helen, Montreal
COLLECTIONS
Lawrence Lewis – “Beer Opener,” fabricated and forged steel, 3’X20”X8”, 2004
Gregory Lehman – “Tarred and Feathered,” forged steel, tar, feathers, 9”X3”X21/2”,
1992-2006
Margaret Bazura – “Figure” forged steel, 3”X11/2”X1/4”, 1984
Clayton Paterson – “Snout” forged steel, 6”X6”X 4”, 1993
Justin………………..”Cube.” forged steel, 21/2”X21/2”X21/’2”, 1992
Clayton Paterson – “Painted Cyberneddy, “ forged steel, 4”X2”X2” 1995
Clayton Paterson – “Cyberneddy Bozon # 38 (the last)”, forged steel, fabricated,
4”X4”X31/2”, 1998
Ralph Gansell – “Court Drawing,” paper, ink, 51/2”X8”
Margaret Bazura – “Ayatolla, ” forged steel, 5”X21/2”X1”, 1999
Clayton Paterson – “Porcus Porci Porcum,” forged, fabricated steel, 16”X14” 1995
Philip Graham – “Head #5” forged steel, 3’X3”X3”
Margaret Bazura – “Cyclopse,” forged steel, 8”X21/2”X21/2” 2000
Colin DeLand – “Falling Man # 3, fabricated steel, 6”X5”X1” standing mobil , 2001
Andrew Castrucci – “ Taxi Cubits” 1985
Toyo Yuki – Cyberneddy Bozon # 31, forged steel, 4”X2”X21/2”, 1998
Schola – Cyberneddy Bozon #9, forged steel 4”X2”X2” 1994
Andrea Portes – “Cyberneddy Bozon #23”, forged steel 4”X2”X2” 1997
Sardinia (Lawyer)?… “Proof the Axiom of Identities is Geodetic,” #5, steel,
brass, tin, 9” diameter, 1980, “Cyberneddy Bozon #18”, forged steel, 4”X2”X2”
1996
Sandra Jacobson – “Cyberneddy Bozon #32”, forged steel, 4”X3”X2”,
Gino ……….. – “Head #11,” forged steel, 3”X2X2”
Amy Parker – “Head #9,” forged steel, 4”X2”X2”
Gregory Parker – “Head #3 (Headscape),” forged steel, 4” X2”X2”
1997 Toyo Yuki – “Figure,” forged steel, 5”X2”X1”, 1984
‘The World’, NYC – “Hack Liscence” deconstructed steel, DC lights, 8’X6’X 30”
1985
Colin DeLand – “ Torus,” marble, 15”diameter, 1984
Tehching Hsieh – “Proof the Axiom of Identities is Geodetic # 4”, steel, brass, tin
9” diameter, 1980
Tod “Proof the Axiom of Identities is Geodetic # 2”, steel, brass, tin, 9”
diameter, 1980
Gregory Lehman – “Proto – Proof the Axiom of Identities is Geodetic”, steel,
brass, 8” diameter, 1980
David Kennedy – Axiomatic Abstraction. forged steel, fabricated, 24” wall piece
mobile, 1979
COMMISSIONS
1997 Tompkins Square Park, First Run, NYC “Bone,” wood, 12’X2’X2.5′
1978 Voorhees Technical Institute, Backdrop (axiomatic) steel, 6’X3’X20’

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  1. parker says:

    Since 2006, showing myself to myself …. Did not get shut down” While moving my forge three times, Went through some steel and a series of wood sculptures that got me further along the road of REFEXIONS … all the way to IMLTSC!
    Here at our Thorn Cottage Farm, we have stabilized – Daisy and I!

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