Sam Parker’s new body of work is an exploration of mark making and patterns that occur internally and manifest physically. Utilizing pen and ink, Parker’s most recent collection showcases patterns in comparison to his journey through life.
Sam Parker was born in 1975 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his formative years learning to draw and paint. He began doing street art in the mind 1980s and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 where he began tattooing professional, a career that has continued to this current day. He finished his undergraduate degree in 2004 at Kennesaw State University with a BFA in drawing and painting. He received his MFA in drawing and painting from Georgia State University in May 2010. He continues to work in his Atlanta studio, exhibiting his drawings, painting and sculptures regularly.