Miranda Parkes

b. 1977

Working in the expanded field of contemporary painting, Miranda Parkes explores the languages of abstraction while making dynamic work that is not bound to its conventions. Parkes makes objects that walk a line between painting and sculpture, are contingent on their environment, inclusive and engaged with the real world. The video works are “like photographs thick with time”; one-take meditations on found incidents in the everyday environment that play on formal elements. In contrast to her unruly paintings, Parkes videos are light, yet compelling and lend a poetic element to her practice as a whole.

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Solomon Nagler (2015)

CIRCUIT Projects

Six artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul, curated by Solomon Nagler and Mark Williams, New Zealand (2015) 

Selected Exhibitions

2018
The merriest, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

2017
The merrier, Hocken Collections, Dunedin

2016
Happy Camper, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland
Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul, various venues including CAC, Vilnius, Lithuani, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

2015
Six Artists respond to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul, various venues including Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, London Film Festival, BFI Southbank, London, UK, Collectif jeune Cinema, Paris, France
Stargazer, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney, Australia

2014 
Trailblazer, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Go-getter, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland
Jam-packer, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Whopper, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

2013
Shebang, Sergeant Gallery, Whanganui / Pataka, Porirua

2012 
Holy Roller, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Nice to Meet You, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch
Boomer, Peloton Gallery at Sydney College of Arts, Sydney, (Australia)

2011
Smasher, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland

2010 
Mettler, Temple Gallery, Dunedin
Cracker, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch