S.02 E.13: Erik Parra

S.02 E.13: Erik Parra

Hear more from Erik on growing his career through conversation and dialogue, how being a curator shaped his work as an artist, taking a long-term approach to his painting career, hustling to protect his studio time, and adding value to the community.

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

University of Texas at El Paso — Where Erik first took classes in Photography

University of Texas at Austin — Where Erik earned his undergraduate degree

University of Wisconsin-Madison — Where Erik earned his MFA degree

Frieze “Why Artists Are Struggling to Make a Living From Their Art (and the Activists Fighting Back)”

Momenta Art — Art gallery based in Brooklyn, New York dedicated to emerging and underrepresented artists

Fivepoints Arthouse — Artspace Erick helped co-found in 2007, located in North Beach, San Francisco

Blankspace — Former Oakland, CA based art gallery

Southern Exposure — Bay Area artist-centered non-profit dedicated to supporting visual artists

Creative Capital — Supporting innovative and adventurous artists around the United States through funding, counsel, and professional development.

Liquitex Artist Residency — International artist residency program, hosted by Liquitex paint brand, where Erik was an artist-in-residence

Headlands Center for the Arts — A multidisciplinary, international arts center located within the Marin Headlands in California, where Erik was first included within a show with Kimberly Johansson

California College of the Arts — Where Erik teaches with the graduate and undergraduate programs

City College of San Francisco — Where Erik teaches within the extension program

San Francisco Arts Education Project — Where Erik participates in a residency each year, teaching ceramics to first graders

San Francisco Children’s Art Center — Where Erik consults teachers in underserved schools how to integrate creative practice and creative thinking into their curriculum

Bay Area Art Grind — Local source for artist opportunities

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) — Source for artist opportunities, nationwide

San Francisco Arts Commission — Source for local artist opportunities

Arts for LA — Source for local artist opportunities

SF Artist Network — Source for local artist opportunities

See more of Erik’s work on his website www.erikparra.com and on Instagram at @erikparra

S.02 E.14: Katy Ann Gilmore

S.02 E.14: Katy Ann Gilmore

S.02 E.12: Jaime Derringer

S.02 E.12: Jaime Derringer