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Curriculum Vitae


  • 2023 Botanical and Floral Art (Charcoal drawing) Open Gallery, Halifax 

  • 2023 Dovecote Street Show (Charcoal drawing) Dovecote Street, Amble 

  • 2023 Shieldfield Home: Part 2 (Sculpture) Shieldfield Home, NewBridge Project, Newcastle

  • 2022 Carbon-Borders-Voices online exhibition (Charcoal drawing) Carbon-Borders-Voices 

  • 2021 Fronteer Open (Charcoal drawing), Yorkshire Artspace’s Exchange Place Studio, Sheffield

  • 2021 In the Open (Charcoal drawing), Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire In the Open

  • 2021 Contemporary Landscapes (Charcoal drawing), Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield Contemporary Landscapes

  • 2021 Open Fragment online exhibition (Charcoal drawing) OpenFragment

  • 2021 Let the Flowers Speak, (Charcoal drawings), Norham Village Hall, Norham, Northumberland

  • 2020 Darkness visible, (Solo exhibition of charcoal drawings), Dry Water Arts, Amble, Northumberland Darkness visible,

  • 2019 Turner's Norham: A Contemporary View: (Charcoal drawings), Norham Village Hall, Norham, Northumberland

  • 2017 Wild Places (Charcoal drawings), Gallery45, Felton, Northumberland

  • 2017 Northumbrian Landscapes (Charcoal drawings), Gallery45, Felton, Northumberland

  • 1994 Gebärde (Photograph), Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1991 Body Eyes and Three Points Define a Circle (Super 8 film, 1989), The Sheffield Media Show, Great Britain

  • 1990 Body Eyes (Super 8 film, 1989), International Audio Visual Experimental Festival, Arnhem, The Netherlands


  • K. Parker, J. Howitt, M. Fratson, R. Marchant. 'Carbon-Borders-Voices: an interdisciplinary conversation' between artists Kevin Parker and Matt Fratson, and scientist Rob Marchant exploring common ground and differing perspectives in response to the prompt ‘Above, Below, at the Edge of the Water’. 2021 Carbon-Borders-Voices                                           
  • K. Parker, J. Howitt, University of the Air: Transmission, The Open University, 2013



  • K. Parker, H. Bociek, P. Grundy, English through Art, London: Helbling, 2011

  • K. Parker, P. Grundy, ‘Give Voice to the stories told by pictures’, The Guardian Weekly, 173/1, 2005; TESOL Greece Newsletter, 87, 2005

Conference papers, workshops and panel discussions
  • K. Parker, I. Bolton, C. Elcock, P. Henery, L. McTaggart, K. Renton. 'Artistic Negotiation of the Climate Crisis', Dovecote Centre, Amble, 27 May 2023

  • K. Parker, ‘Translation Reframed: Alia Syed’s Priya (2008)’, The Open University Department of Art History Postgraduate Research Day, The Open University, 8 February 2013

  • K. Parker, ‘Translation in transition: Spaces of (Dis)location between Zineb Sedira’s Autobiographical Patterns (1996) and MiddleSea (2008), Spaces of (Dis)location Conference , College of Arts University of Glasgow, 25 May 2012 Spaces of (Dis)location

  • K. Parker, ‘Translation in transition: Film and Video in the Work of Zineb Sedira’, The Open University Department of Art History Postgraduate Research Day, The Open University, 11 March 2012

  • K. Parker, H. Bociek, ‘English through Art: Exploring the Potential of Art in EFL’, IATEFL Conference, Brighton, 2011

  • K. Parker, H. Bociek, P. Grundy, ‘Art in ELT’, IATEFL Conference, Cardiff: Workshop, 2009

  • K. Parker, P. Grundy, ‘Educating for the Future 3: Art, Design and Professional Writing’, Northumbria Conference, Northumbria University, 2004

  • Education
  • 2015 PhD Art History, The Open University

  • Thesis title: Elusive Translation: Film and video in the work of Zineb Sedira, Isaac Julien and Alia Syed

The main areas of my research examine the complex terrain of 'translation theory' (across a range of disciplines) in relation to my chosen artistic practices, and explores both its potential and limitations in developing ways to articulate intercultural and embodied identifications. My work presents a strong methodological contribution within art history and related fields of enquiry, since the 'translational turn' has been both prominent in this terrain and rather unquestioned. My work seeks to help reshape aspects of the discipline and form an innovative new methodology for the subject.

  • 2009 MA Art History, The Open University

  • 1996 Meisterschüler Freie Kunst, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1989 BA Fine Art (1st Class Hons), Goldsmiths’ College, University of London

  • 1984 Art and Design Foundation, Maidstone College of Art, Kent

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