April Dawn Parker

April Dawn Parker

Sausalito, CA, United States

About April Dawn Parker

April Dawn Parker creates miniature worlds with her paintings that merge abstraction and representation. She is particularly inspired by geometry and geology. ——

Parker is originally from Sonoma County, California, and has worked in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, and New York. She is a graduate of Brown University, having earned a BA with honors, and she completed one year of graduate study at Yale University School of Art in the MFA Graphic Design program. ——

She currently lives in Mill Valley with her family and paints out of her studio in the historic Industrial Center Building in Sausalito, California. Her work is in numerous public and private collections.


Brown University, BA

Yale School of Art,
1 yr. of MFA in Graphic Design


“Launch: The IXA,” exhibition announcement with photograph, Luxe Interiors + Design: Los Angeles, December, 2017, pg. 126, Los Angeles, CA
“Design meets Tech in a new way in Venice Beach,” The IXA show write-up, EditorAtLarge.com, Editor at Large: Business of Home, August 1, 2017
“FolioLink Website Designs, Brasilia template: April Dawn Parker,” featured website, FolioLink.com, 2017-present, Falls Church, VA

Amy Haddad, “Art by America at The Art House: Trends and Traditions in Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art,” show review, The Art House, July 3, 2015, Chicago, IL
“Spotlight, Best of the Bay: Gallerie Citi,” review, Daily Post, February 24, 2015, p. 14, Palo Alto, CA
“Portfolio Website Feature,” image, FolioLink.com, February 2015, Falls Church, VA

Paula Bolduc, “April Dawn Parker Exhibition Review,” Splash, Review, March 24th, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
FolioLink Newsletter, “Clients in the Spotlight,” Profiled artist, January

Rebecca Wilson, Director, Saatchi Online, Selected for “The Bright Fantastic” Collection, December 3, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
Rebecca Wilson, Director, Saatchi Online, Selected for “New this Week” Collection, Aug. 26, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
Natalie Hegert, Editor, ArtSlant VIEWS e-newsletter and ArtSlant Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, “Featured Artist” for the week of July 9, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
ArtSlant 8th Showcase, national Juried Select Winner: Abstract, October 2013, Los Angeles, CA
(Jurors Veronica Bruce, Wendi Norris and Charlie Hood)
ArtSlant 5th Showcase, national Juried Select Winner: Abstract, July 2013, Los Angeles, CA
(Jurors Neysa Page-Lieberman, Darren Jones and Deb Klowden Mann)
FolioLink.com, “FolioLink Presents: April Dawn Parker,” Profile, December 2013, Falls Church, VA
Soren Hemmila, “ICB Artists Exposed,” MarinScope.com, Quote, December 5th, 2013, Sausalito, CA
Benny Shaboy, Editor, Artist Opportunities Monthly, e-newsletter, Image, May 2013, p. 18, Benicia, CA

Dwell.com, “Dwell Home Tours: Mill Valley Loft,” Featured painter, Dehn Bloom Design, April 28th, 2012, San Francisco, CA
Mary Jo Bowling, “Interior Alchemy,” CA Home and Design magazine, Featured Artist, July/August 2012, p. 124-131, San Francisco, CA

Frank Mallicoat, Anchor, “Bay Sunday,” CBS BAY CHANNEL 5, Interview, November 20, 2011, San Francisco, CA
7x7 SF blog, “ICB Artists Winter Open Studios: 11 Artists to Keep Your Eyes On,” Selected artist, November, 29, 2011, San Francisco, CA
MarinMagazine.com, “RSVP Hot Ticket: 2011 ICB Winter Open Studios,” Dec., 2011, Sausalito, CA

Allison and Jim Bloom, Mill Valley CA
Rob and Mary Bole, Silver Spring, MD
Bill and Jennifer Lynch, Portland, OR
Kes and Laura Narbutas, Ross, CA
Offices of Alto Law, Portland OR
Offices of One Economy, Portland OR

Gallerie Citi, Director Andra Norris, Burlingame, CA



Skies of Gold: Willard Dixon, Sophie Dixon Dillo, David Molesky, April Dawn Parker and Irene Zweig, group show, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA
Southern Exposure: Monster Drawing Rally, live drawing auction, hosted at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

StartUp Art Fair SF, solo room, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA
The IXA: Venice, art and design pop-up show, Interior X Art (IXA), Venice, Los Angeles, CA
21st Annual Art for AIDS Auction, juried auction, Alliance Health Project, San Francisco, CA

Art at the Palace: April Dawn Parker, Artist-in-Residence solo show, IHangar, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Awaken: Elizabeth Barlow, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Kim Froshin, April Dawn Parker, John Wood, group show, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA
Art by America, national juried exhibition, Art House, Chicago, IL (juried by James Wood, School of Art Institute of Chicago, and Ginny Voedisch, Art Institute Museum of Chicago)
Summer National, national juried exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA (juried by Nancy Meyers, Curatorial Asst. at Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art)
Bold, juried exhibition, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA (juried by Robert Green, Director of Robert Green Fine Arts)
Dart for Art: 4th Annual Auction, silent auction, Lymelight Foundation, Burlingame, CA 

Nest, Two-person exhibition, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA
Dart for Art, Lymelight Foundation 3rd Annual Auction, Burlingame, CA

Narbutas Spring Art Salon, Two-person exhibition, Ross, CA
Small Works Holiday Show, Group Show, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA
Gallerie Citi, Selected for representation, Director Andra Norris, Burlingame, CA
33rd Faber Birren Natl. Color Award Show, national juried exhibition, Stamford Art Association,
Stamford, CT (Juror Derek Leka, Faculty at Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT)
Works on Paper, national juried exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD
(Juror Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
Bold, juried exhibition, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
(Juror Robert Green, Director of Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA)
Out of the Blue, juried exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
(Juror Ruth Braunstein, Director of Braunstein/Quay Gallery 1962 – 2012, San Francisco, CA)

Colorida Gallery, Group show, Lisbon, Portugal
Dwell Magazine Home Tours: Marin, Featured artist, Dehn Bloom Design, Mill Valley, CA
Marin Designer’s Showcase, Estate tour, works presented by SBFA, Tiburon, CA
One King’s Lane, Inaugural on-line fine art sale, works presented by SBFA, San Francisco, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts, Silent auction, San Francisco, CA
Chocolate Party Art Show, Group show, SBFA, Mill Valley, CA
Serena and Lily Art Bazaar, On-line fine art sale, presented by SBFA, Mill Valley, CA

Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts Consulting (SBFA), Selected to join artist roster, Mill Valley, CA
Industrial Center Building, Open Studios, Sausalito, CA
Marin Arts Council, Open Studios, Sausalito, CA