Jacqueline Dee Parker

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Jacqueline Dee Parker

A Lexicon of Sorts


jacqueline dee parker “breach” collage on canvas 46 x 39″

Parker is an artist and a poet who was born in New York City and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in creative writing with a secondary emphasis in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University.  Parker has served as an instructor at Louisiana State University since 1993, and taught in the Department of English before joining the School of Art in 2003.  Prior to life in Louisiana, Parker lived and worked as a freelance graphic layout artist in New York City, Boston, and Detroit.  Her poems appear in literary journals and anthologies, including Atlanta ReviewThe Southern ReviewChelsea, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile, among others. Parker was awarded a juror’s prize in the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition (Museum of the Gulf Coast), and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Louisiana State Division of the Arts. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, cellist Dennis Parker, and their children.

jacqueline dee parker “i went out of my way” collage on paper 30 x 22″

The fragments of lived experience stir memory and associations, and offer the bricks and mortar for a visceral construction of psychic and emotional space. Collage is a mode of perception that allows me to integrate different sorts of accumulated language—verbal, visual, musical, spatial. My materials include papers from antique books and other ephemera, relics of human life and culture. At work, I think about the horizontal, vertical, and other directional forces that shape experience and orchestrate paths of movement and pursuit. I think about transitions and thresholds, those charged moments of mystery, uncertainty, and possibility. Sentience and structure are intertwined, and I’m inspired to find their balance. JDP 2018

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