Patricia Zinsmeister Parker has enjoyed a highly successful career in painting for over three decades. Based in Northeastern Ohio, her work has been exhibited and collected across the United States, including venues such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and by numerous exclusive private and corporate collections."Homeland Security"collage & gloss enamel on canvas179 x 1662005"The painting methodology which I employ is based on a well honed sense of intuition acted upon with random gestures which eventually suggest the content of the piece. The abstract subject matter [shapes, symbols and color tonalities] comes together in the "soup" of pigment, collage and ideas which evolve with the flow of physical activity. I am influenced by events in my life and past successful paintings which leave traces in my mind of paths not traveled and experiments in paint that need to be explored."
EDUCATION1973 B.F.A. Degree in Painting. Kent State University, Kent Ohio1975 M.A. Degree, Kent State University1981 M.F.A. Degree, Kent State University1978-1998 Adjunct Professor of Art, The University of Akron, Ohio PERMANENT COLLECTIONSAkron Art Museum (Akron, Ohio)Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio)Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)Canton Art Museum (Canton, Ohio)City Club of Cleveland (Ohio)Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)Cleveland Clinic Foundation Art Collection (Cleveland, Ohio)British Petroleum America (Cleveland, Ohio)First American Title Company (Cleveland, Ohio)Kaiser Permanente Corporation (Cleveland, Ohio) SOLO EXHIBITIONSA Piece Of My Mind, (Paintings, Drawings & Monoprints), The University of Akron, 2005Color Matters (Solo Exhibition), The Massillon (Ohio) Museum of Art, 2001Solo Exhibition (Room Installation), Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, University of Dayton, Ohio 1990 Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Akron Art Museum (Akron, Ohio), 1990Solo Exhibition of Paintings & Drawings, Cincinnati Artists Group Effort, 1990 Solo Retrospective of Paintings, Butler Institute of American Art , 1988Solo Exhibition selected by statewide competition, The University of Akron, 1988Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Denison University (Granville, Ohio), 1987INVITATIONAL GROUPEXHIBITIONSThe May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art: 1990, 1989, 1987, 1985, 1982, 1981,1980, 1979, 1977, 1976.Awarded Two Juror Awards in Painting, 1989Awarded Two Juror Awards in Painting, 1985Awarded Best in Show Award in Painting, 1982Awarded Judges Award for Painting, 1979Awarded Two Juror Awards in Painting, 1976Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute Of American Art, 2000, 1999, 1998.Awarded Jurors Award for best painting, 199922nd Women Artists Celebration Invitational, Butler Museum of American Art, 2004Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1998The University of Akron Faculty Traveling Exhibition to China 1992Invitational / Fifteen Artists From Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991Invitational Exhibit Art Auction, National Festival of the Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), 1984Six in Ohio Invitational Painting Exhibit, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, 1983The Ohio Selection Juried Invitational Group Exhibition, Dayton Art Institute, 1982Insight Out Invitational Exhibition, The Akron Art Museum, 1980 ,…Read More