Jacqueline Dee Parker’s work cross-pollinates the artist /painter and poet psyche, she calls these art forms a visceral construction of space.
Dee Parker teaches at the College of Art & Design at Louisiana State University, she is a mixed media painter and published poet. She was awarded the juror’s prize in the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition (Museum of the Gulf Coast).
The work on paper is two dimensional with a topographic surface made up of collected ephemera, paper, canvas, music, and cloth book spines. The exhibit consists of 12 large works on paper and 20 small works on canvas. Collaged elements composed of circular and rectangular shapes are arranged in a manner suggesting architectural structure. In some compositions she uses perspective line drawn with graphite and adds color sparingly, creating a subtle and harmonizing construction.
Jacqueline Dee Parker's poems appear in many literary journals and anthologies, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, Chelsea, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile, among others, 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.