Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1994
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1990
BFA, William Woods College, Fulton, MO, 1986
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison Gallery Art
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, Il
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a husband and wife duo who have been making photographs together for almost 20 years. Their work focuses on the relationship between humans and the environment—an idea that has only recently come to popularity with movements like the Go Green initiative and concepts like the carbon footprint. Using photogravure, collage, and painting techniques, the ParkeHarrisons create cinematic environments that explore how we interact with our natural surroundings.
The ParkeHarrisons' work can be found in over 20 prestigious museum collections, and their book The Architect's Brother was named one of the ten best photography books by the New York Times in 2000. Recently the couple has begun working in sculpture—large dramatic pieces that complement the dreamy qualities of their photogravures.