Collin Parson

collin@collinparson.com

www.collinparson.com

 

 

Education

2011                     M.A.  Visual Culture

                             Regis University, Denver, Colorado

 

2011                    Graduate Level Certificate-Arts Administration

                            Regis University, Denver, Colorado                         

 

2004                     B.F.A.  Tech/Design in Theatre

                             Scene and Lighting Design

                             University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

 

Gallery Affiliation

Michael Warren Contemporary

760 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204

(303) 635-6255

www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

RedLine Denver

Artist in Residence

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

www.redlineart.org

 

Honors/Awards/Lectures

2014                 Artist in Residence -RedLine Denver

2014                 Intersections: RedLine Juried Exhibition-Juror

2014                 Curating, Creating and Continuing-Grand Junction Art Center-Lecture

2014                 Colorado Mesa University Student Show-Grand Junction Art Center-Juror

2013                 100 Colorado Creatives-Westword Magazine

2013                 Best of Westword-Light Art Show at Z Art Dept.

2013                 Denver Post Best Bets-DIVIDED an installation

2013                 Best of Westword-Big Show about Colorado Art (curator)

2012                 Best of Westword-Retrospective-Robert Mangold (curator)

2012                 Initial artist to launch McNichols Civic Center Building

2010                           Crested Butte Arts Festival Juror

2010                 Telluride Arts Festival Juror

2010                 Vail Arts Festival Juror

2010                 Denver Post Best Bet-Square Variations                     

2009                 City of Arvada Employee of the Month-March

2008                 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Juror                       

2008                 Denver Post Best Bet-Light Scapes                       

2008                 Golden Fine Arts Festival Juror

2004                 KCACTF-Meritorious Award

2002                 Loveland Museum Juror’s Award

 

 

Professional

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities-Director of Galleries, Curator

2016-Present

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities-Gallery Exhibition Manager and Curator

2010-2015

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities-Museum/Galleries Exhibition Designer

2005-2010   Arvada, Colorado

Staab Studios-Studio Associate for the fabrication of dinosaurs for museum exhibition  

2003-Present  Kansas City, Missouri

Foothills Art Center-Gallery Preparator 

2003-2005      Golden, Colorado

Arvada Center Arts and Humanities-Museum/Gallery Preparator

2004-2005       Arvada, Colorado

Denver Center Theatre Company-Theatre Carpenter/Technician

2004-2005       Denver, Colorado

Curious Theatre Company-Electrician/Carpenter

2004-2005       Denver, Colorado

Chautauqua Amphitheater-Technical Manager for music and lecture series

2004-2005       Boulder, Colorado

Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Technician

Summer 2003 and 2004   Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art-Visitor Liaison   

Summer 2003    Boulder, Colorado

Art Yard Gallery-Gallery Assistant/Preparator

2000-Present     Denver, Colorado

Charles Parson Studio-Studio Manager/Preparator for Charles Parson

1996-Present      Lakewood, Colorado

 

Art Exhibitions (selected)

2016                      Regis University-O'Sullivan Gallery-HALOS

                              Three Views: Charles, Collin and Devon Parson-Center for the Arts Evergreen

                              LightScapes-Breckenridge Creates-Breckenridge, CO

                              AURUM-Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO

2014                       Colorado Springs Fine Art Center-Continuance Solo Exhibition

                               Introductions-Michael Warren Contemporary

                               Reflections-Pirate Contemporary Art-Solo

                               DIVIDED: Pt. II-Museum of Outdoor Arts

2013                       ReWorked-Z Art Department-Solo Exhibition

                               DIVIDED: an installation-Pirate Contemporary Art-Solo

                               Scapes-Studio 12 Gallery-Denver, CO-Group

2012                       LightScapes-MiNichols Civic Center, City of Denver-Solo

                               Light + Space-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

2011                       Light Constructs-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

                               31st Anniversary Membership Show-Pirate: Contemporary Art

                               Light Supply-Museum of Outdoor Art-Invited Artist

                               Contemporary Exhibition-Grand Junction Art Center-Invited Artist

                               Art of the Real-Space Gallery-Invited Artist

                                 Light Constructs: continued-D-Note Gallery-Solo

2010                       Insiders/Outsiders-Pirate: Contemporary Art

                               30th Anniversary Membership Show-Pirate: Contemporary Art

                               Square Variations-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

2008                       LightScapes-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

                               Wine and Arts Classic-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2006                       Benefit Auction-Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

2003                       Solitude-Loveland Museum and Gallery

2002                       Untitled-Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

 

Curatorial (selected exhibitions were at Arvada Center unless otherwise noted)

2015                       rePOPulated: contemporary perspectives on pop art

                               Phil Bender: Phil Bender: Phil Bender

                               Sean O’Meallie: Free Play

2014                       Unbound Art Series-Four Exhibitions

                               COLLECT: The Art of Colorado Corporations, Institutions and Individuals

2013                       Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design (co-curator)

                               PERCEPTION: Color | Line | Pattern |

                               Victor Vasarely: Works on Paper

                               Yaacov Agam: Works on Paper

                               Art of the State: A Juried Exhibition of Colorado

2012                       Women of Influence: Colorado Artists and Curators

                               Intimate Dialogue: 7 Women/7 Voices

                               Faces, Places and Spaces

                               Robert Mangold Retrospective: 1955 to Present

                               Homare Ikeda/Monroe Hodder

                               Carl Reed: Lost and Found

2011                       Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence

                               Edition to Clay: Ceramic Artists as Printmakers

                               Visions West: 19th Century Expedition Artists

                               ARVADA/ARTvada: 35 Years of Art

2010                       Two-Fisted Art Attack: A Denny Dent Retrospective

                               Continental Divide partnership with NCECA

                               Calaveras: Skulls, Skeletons, and Demons

2009                       Patrick Marold: Sculptures in Locally Reclaimed Wood

                               Pressing the Limits: 4 Contemporary New Mexico Printers

                               Paul Yalowitz: Just So Illustrations

2008                       Dave Yust: Looking Back/Looking Forward

                               Mai Wyn Schantz:Paddling Upstream

                               Spokes: art made by bicycles or about bicycles

                               Summer of Cycles: Motorcycle from the Harry Mathews Collections

                               Takashi Nakazato: Tradition and Innovation

Press

Colorado Springs Independent-Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/charles-and-collin-parson-go-big-at-the-fac/Content?oid=2959787

 

Westword-Art Beat 2013 Z Art Department Solo Exhibition

http://www.westword.com/2013-08-15/culture/collin-parson-z-art/

 

Art Knowledge News-June 2011-Art of the Real-Space Gallery

http://www.artknowledgenews.com/18_06_2011_22_41_12_the_space_gallery_in_denver_presents_art_of_the_real.html

 

5280 Magazine-Art Events-February 2011-Light Constructs-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.5280.com/events/2011/02/25/collin-parson

 

Museum of Outdoor Art-Light Supply-Englewood, Colorado

http://www.moaonline.org/EXHIBITIONSEVENTS/tabid/56/ctl/Detail/mid/455/xmid/274/xmfid/18/Default.aspx

 

Denver Post-Best Bets-February 5, 2010-Square Variations-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.denverpost.com/art/ci_14327936

 

Westword-Now Showing-February 4, 2010-Square Variations-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.westword.com/2010-02-04/culture/now-showing

 

Denver Post-Best Bets-April 11, 2008-LightScapes-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_8868667

 

Your Hub-February 6, 2008-Faces in Arvada-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

http://denver.yourhub.com/Arvada/Stories/Archive/Faces-of/Story~425442.aspx

 

Westword-Arts-October 2, 2008-Dave Yust-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

http://www.westword.com/2008-10-02/culture/dave-yust-s-arvada-center-show-is-well-rounded/

 

KATV-Arvada, CO. April 2008-Collin Parson: Exhibition Designer and Artist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcU9mth9oH4

 

Sculptural Preparator (selected)

2011                    Robert Mangold-Arvada City Hall

2008                           Kendra Fleischman-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2007                           Bryan Andrews-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2004                           Landscape Sonnet-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2003                           Earth Gate-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2003                           Moments of Being-Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2002         Eventually Time Turns Up Green…Again-Art Yard Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2001                           Frame for a Caret-Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

2000         Vertical Garden, The Trilogy-Museum of Contemporary Art Ft. Collins, Only Contemporary Art Gallery, and Loveland Art Museum and Gallery

Bridging the Gap-Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition-New York City, New York

Navy Pier Walk Art Walk-Chicago, Illinois

 

Theatre

2009                           Love and Potatoes-Lighting Consultant, Buntport Theater, Denver

2004         To Kill A Mockingbird-Scene Designer, University of Colorado

Tron:  The Musical-Lighting and Scene Designer, University of Colorado at Boulder

Passion of Dracula-Lighting Designer, University of Colorado

Fuddy Meers-Lighting Designer, University of Colorado

2003                            Talk Radio-Scene Designer, University of Colorado at Boulder

Collin Parson

collin@collinparson.com

www.collinparson.com 

Education

2011                     M.A.  Visual Culture

                            Regis University, Denver, Colorado

2011                    Graduate Level Certificate-Arts Administration

                           Regis University, Denver, Colorado                         

2004                   B.F.A.  Tech/Design in Theatre

                           Scene and Lighting Design

                           University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Gallery Affiliation

Pirate: Contemporary Art

Board of Directors and Full Member

3655 Navajo St. Denver, CO 80211

www.pirateartonline.org

 

Michael Warren Contemporary

760 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204

(303) 635-6255

www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

RedLine Denver

Artist in Residence

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

(1)        296-4448

www.redlineart.org

 

Honors/Awards/Lectures

2014                 Artist in Residence -RedLine Denver

2014                 Intersections: RedLine Juried Exhibition-Juror

2014                 Curating, Creating and Continuing-Grand Junction Art Center-Lecture

2014                 Colorado Mesa University Student Show-Grand Junction Art Center-Juror

2013                 100 Colorado Creatives-Westword Magazine

2013                 Best of Westword-Light Art Show at Z Art Dept.

2013                 Denver Post Best Bets-DIVIDED an installation

2013                 Best of Westword-Big Show about Colorado Art (curator)

2012                 Best of Westword-Retrospective-Robert Mangold (curator)

2012                 Initial artist to launch McNichols Civic Center Building

2010                           Crested Butte Arts Festival Juror

2010                 Telluride Arts Festival Juror

2010                 Vail Arts Festival Juror

2010                 Denver Post Best Bet-Square Variations                     

2009                 City of Arvada Employee of the Month-March

2008                 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Juror                        

2008                 Denver Post Best Bet-Light Scapes                       

2008                 Golden Fine Arts Festival Juror

2004                 KCACTF-Meritorious Award

2002                 Loveland Museum Juror’s Award

 

 

Professional

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities-Gallery Exhibition Manager and Curator

2010-Present

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities-Museum/Galleries Exhibition Designer

2005-2010   Arvada, Colorado

Staab Studios-Studio Associate for the fabrication of dinosaurs for museum exhibition  

2003-Present  Kansas City, Missouri

Foothills Art Center-Gallery Preparator 

2003-2005      Golden, Colorado

Arvada Center Arts and Humanities-Museum/Gallery Preparator

2004-2005       Arvada, Colorado

Denver Center Theatre Company-Theatre Carpenter/Technician

2004-2005       Denver, Colorado

Curious Theatre Company-Electrician/Carpenter

2004-2005       Denver, Colorado

Chautauqua Amphitheater-Technical Manager for music and lecture series

2004-2005       Boulder, Colorado

Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Technician

Summer 2003 and 2004   Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art-Visitor Liaison   

Summer 2003    Boulder, Colorado

Art Yard Gallery-Gallery Assistant/Preparator

2000-Present     Denver, Colorado

Charles Parson Studio-Studio Manager/Preparator for Charles Parson

1996-Present      Lakewood, Colorado

 

Art Exhibitions (selected)

2014                       Colorado Springs Fine Art Center-Continuance Solo Exhibition

                               Introductions-Michael Warren Contemporary

                               Reflections-Pirate Contemporary Art-Solo

                               DIVIDED: Pt. II-Museum of Outdoor Arts

2013                       ReWorked-Z Art Department-Solo Exhibition

                               DIVIDED: an installation-Pirate Contemporary Art-Solo

                               Scapes-Studio 12 Gallery-Denver, CO-Group

2012                       LightScapes-MiNichols Civic Center, City of Denver-Solo

                               Light + Space-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

2011                       Light Constructs-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

                               31st Anniversary Membership Show-Pirate: Contemporary Art

                               Light Supply-Museum of Outdoor Art-Invited Artist

                               Contemporary Exhibition-Grand Junction Art Center-Invited Artist

                               Art of the Real-Space Gallery-Invited Artist

                                 Light Constructs: continued-D-Note Gallery-Solo

2010                       Insiders/Outsiders-Pirate: Contemporary Art

                               30th Anniversary Membership Show-Pirate: Contemporary Art

                               Square Variations-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

2008                       LightScapes-Pirate: Contemporary Art-Solo

                               Wine and Arts Classic-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2006                       Benefit Auction-Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

2003                       Solitude-Loveland Museum and Gallery

2002                       Untitled-Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

 

Curatorial (selected exhibitions were at Arvada Center unless otherwise noted)

2015                       rePOPulated: contemporary perspectives on pop art

                               Phil Bender: Phil Bender: Phil Bender

                               Sean O’Meallie: Free Play

2014                       Unbound Art Series-Four Exhibitions

                               COLLECT: The Art of Colorado Corporations, Institutions and Individuals

2013                       Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design (co-curator)

                               PERCEPTION: Color | Line | Pattern |

                               Victor Vasarely: Works on Paper

                               Yaacov Agam: Works on Paper

                               Art of the State: A Juried Exhibition of Colorado

2012                       Women of Influence: Colorado Artists and Curators

                               Intimate Dialogue: 7 Women/7 Voices

                               Faces, Places and Spaces

                               Robert Mangold Retrospective: 1955 to Present

                               Homare Ikeda/Monroe Hodder

                               Carl Reed: Lost and Found

2011                       Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence

                               Edition to Clay: Ceramic Artists as Printmakers

                               Visions West: 19th Century Expedition Artists

                               ARVADA/ARTvada: 35 Years of Art

2010                       Two-Fisted Art Attack: A Denny Dent Retrospective

                               Continental Divide partnership with NCECA

                               Calaveras: Skulls, Skeletons, and Demons

2009                       Patrick Marold: Sculptures in Locally Reclaimed Wood

                               Pressing the Limits: 4 Contemporary New Mexico Printers

                               Paul Yalowitz: Just So Illustrations

2008                       Dave Yust: Looking Back/Looking Forward

                               Mai Wyn Schantz:Paddling Upstream

                               Spokes: art made by bicycles or about bicycles

                               Summer of Cycles: Motorcycle from the Harry Mathews Collections

                               Takashi Nakazato: Tradition and Innovation

Press

Colorado Springs Independent-Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/charles-and-collin-parson-go-big-at-the-fac/Content?oid=2959787

 

Westword-Art Beat 2013 Z Art Department Solo Exhibition

http://www.westword.com/2013-08-15/culture/collin-parson-z-art/

 

Art Knowledge News-June 2011-Art of the Real-Space Gallery

http://www.artknowledgenews.com/18_06_2011_22_41_12_the_space_gallery_in_denver_presents_art_of_the_real.html

 

5280 Magazine-Art Events-February 2011-Light Constructs-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.5280.com/events/2011/02/25/collin-parson

 

Museum of Outdoor Art-Light Supply-Englewood, Colorado

http://www.moaonline.org/EXHIBITIONSEVENTS/tabid/56/ctl/Detail/mid/455/xmid/274/xmfid/18/Default.aspx

 

Denver Post-Best Bets-February 5, 2010-Square Variations-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.denverpost.com/art/ci_14327936

 

Westword-Now Showing-February 4, 2010-Square Variations-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.westword.com/2010-02-04/culture/now-showing

 

Denver Post-Best Bets-April 11, 2008-LightScapes-Pirate: Contemporary Art

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_8868667

 

Your Hub-February 6, 2008-Faces in Arvada-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

http://denver.yourhub.com/Arvada/Stories/Archive/Faces-of/Story~425442.aspx

 

Westword-Arts-October 2, 2008-Dave Yust-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

http://www.westword.com/2008-10-02/culture/dave-yust-s-arvada-center-show-is-well-rounded/

 

KATV-Arvada, CO. April 2008-Collin Parson: Exhibition Designer and Artist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcU9mth9oH4

 

Sculptural Preparator (selected)

2011                    Robert Mangold-Arvada City Hall

2008                           Kendra Fleischman-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2007                           Bryan Andrews-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2004                           Landscape Sonnet-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2003                           Earth Gate-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

2003                           Moments of Being-Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2002         Eventually Time Turns Up Green…Again-Art Yard Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2001                           Frame for a Caret-Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

2000         Vertical Garden, The Trilogy-Museum of Contemporary Art Ft. Collins, Only Contemporary Art Gallery, and Loveland Art Museum and Gallery

Bridging the Gap-Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition-New York City, New York

Navy Pier Walk Art Walk-Chicago, Illinois

 

Theatre

2009                           Love and Potatoes-Lighting Consultant, Buntport Theater, Denver

2004         To Kill A Mockingbird-Scene Designer, University of Colorado

Tron:  The Musical-Lighting and Scene Designer, University of Colorado at Boulder

Passion of Dracula-Lighting Designer, University of Colorado

Fuddy Meers-Lighting Designer, University of Colorado

2003                            Talk Radio-Scene Designer, University of Colorado at Boulder

2002                           Midsummer Nights Dream-Assistant Scene Designer, CU

 

 

Supplemental

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design-Substitute Instructor

2011-Present

Myles Apart Productions-Consultant

2009-Present

Tackle Bradshaw-Musician/Co-Founder

2008-Present

Denver Born-Co-Founder

2010-Present

The Hop Collective Brewery-Co-Founder

2009-Present

Denver Museum of Nature and Science-Muralist Assistant Discovery Zone, Grossology, Sue vs.You

2005-Present

Axiom Theater Company-Consultant/Technician

2004

 

 

 

Supplemental

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design-Substitute Instructor

2011-Present

Myles Apart Productions-Consultant

2009-Present

Tackle Bradshaw-Musician/Co-Founder

2008-Present

Denver Born-Co-Founder

2010-Present

The Hop Collective Brewery-Co-Founder

2009-Present

Denver Museum of Nature and Science-Muralist Assistant Discovery Zone, Grossology, Sue vs.You

2005-Present

Axiom Theater Company-Consultant/Technician

2004