Contemporary British Painter

www.parkepaintings.com

Edward Lucie-Smith

Art Historian and Critic


“Anthony J. Parké's paintings are entirely convincing representations of things that we could never in fact encounter in the same form in what we are pleased to describe as real life. They are visionary art – humbler cousins of compositions such as Salvador Dali’s famous Christ of St. John of the Cross.” 



SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS

2022 - Ascension, Zari Gallery, London, UK

2022 - Manchester Art Fair

2022 - BHM, Zari Gallery, London, UK

2021 - Figurative Art Now, Mall Galleries,

2019 - Mall Galleries, Royal Society of Miniatures, UK

2019 - Hanbury Manor Estate, Hertfordshire, UK

2019 - Brocket Hall Estate, Welwyn Garden City, UK

2019 - The Saffron Walden Gallery, UK

2019 - Westcliffe Gallery, Norfolk, U

2018 - All Saints Church

2017 - Mall Galleries, Royal Society of Miniatures

2016 - Bell Fine Art/ Affordable Art Fair, Batterse

2016 - Catto Gallery, Stock show, London, UK                         

2016 - Bell Fine Art - Winchester, UK

2015 - Saffron Walden Gallery - Summer  Exhibition, UK 

2015 - Catto Gallery - Easter Exhibition London, UK 

2015 - Catto Gallery - Window of Opportunity - London, UK 

2014 - Catto Gallery - Summer Show - London, UK 

2014 - Summer Salon, IAF,  Islington, London 

2014 - Catto Gallery - Solo show - London, UK

2014 - Beaux Arts Bath, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2014 - Catto Gallery Mixed Show, Hampstead London UK

2014 - The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London UK

2013 - Cork Street Open exhibition - Shortlisted

2013 - Arthaus Gallery, Hertfordshire UK

2013 - The Arches Gallery, East London UK

2013 - Courtyard Arts, Hertfordshire,  UK 


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022 - Masters: 50 Best Figurative Artist

2022 - The Guide Artists Magazine

2022 - The Art Market Magazine

2020 - Elizabeth Barden 'Artrist's Can...' 

2018 - Islington Journal October 28th

2018 - Islington Gazette, October 25th

2018 - The Guide Artists Magazine, Featured Artist

2018 - Equilibrium Magazine, Spring Issue 63

2014 - Into the Glass: Hyperreal Paintings of Anthony J. Parké,

             Foreword: Edward Lucie-Smith

2014 - Camden New Journal, May 15, No.1661

2014 - Catto Gallery Catalogue - Solo Show 2014

2014 - Cork Street Open Catalogue, 2014

2013 - Book: East Finchley Open Arts 10th Anniversary

2013 - Equilibrium Magazine, Spring Issue 46


FILM

Interviewed by Art Historian Edward Lucie-Smith


AWARDS

Royal Society of Miniatures, Connoisseur Commendation Award, 2019

Islington Arts Society Annual Exhibition Peoples Choice Award

Royal Society of Miniatures, Gold Memorial Bowl, Honourable Mention 2017

Courtyard Arts Open, Herts, Highly Commended 2017

Hertford Socierty Open Exhibition, Peoples Choice, runner up, 2016


EDUCATION

2012 - St Martins School of Art, Advanced Anatomical Drawing

1999 - Masters Degree – Eng. Lit.

1993-1997 - Honours Degree – Fine art/ Philosophy (Kingston Polytechnic/O.U)

1989-1991 - Fine Art Foundation Diploma, Waltham Forest


TALKS

2016 - Guest Speaker: Art Business Success Summit, London.

2013 - Collett School, Hemel Hempstead UK

2013 - Coleridge School, London UK