When: Friday, December 14, noon – 5:30 p.m. and by appointment throughout December
Where:1801 NW Upshur Street, #260, Portland, OR 97210
Contact:503-317-4016 or trude@trudeparkinson.com

Please join me for a glass of wine and refreshments during my Open Studio. Additional new paintings from my MassMOCA residency and the Japanese pigments, silver, ink, and paper that have captured my imagination will be on view. My new catalog will be available for sale as will a selection of paintings.
I look forward to seeing you there.

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New paintings from MassMOCA residency

A sample of paintings, using Japanese pigments, silver, and ink created during during my residency at MassMOCA (Massachussetts Museum of Contemporary Art), October 31 – November 6, 2018.

©2018 Trude Parkinson, Buddha’s Shadow’s Shadow, Oxidized Japanese silver on Kumohadamashi, 6 x 6 inches


©2018 Trude Parkinson, Red Ground with Mountain, pigment, oxidized silver, sumi on Kumohadamashi, 6 x 6 inches


©2018 Trude Parkinson, Buddha Becomes Mountain, pigment and sumi ink on Kumohadamashi, 6 x 6 inches

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New catalog, Emanations

I’m excited to share my new catalog, Emanations,with you. It includes an essay by Peter Frank, art critic and former Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum.

EMANATIONS catalog, 13.5 x 3.75 inches, 28 pages in full color on eggshell 80# cover paper.
Available for sale: $20 plus shipping. Call 503-317-4016 or email trude@trudeparkinson.com.
Also available for sale at Augen Gallery, 716 NW Davis, Portland, OR 97209

View the first few pages as a preview on the Catalog page.

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“Emanations” Exhibition Interpretation at the Riverside Art Museum

“Emanations” Exhibition Interpretation at the Riverside Art Museum

From September 6 through December 30, 2017, the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California hosted my exhibition, “Emanations.” The exhibition featured 23 pieces of my ongoing works, using oxidized silver on various supports including recycled Kimono silk fabrics.

At my opening on October 8, 2017, sound artist and cantor Pinna Joseph performed a live interpretation of my works. Watch the video below to hear Pinna’s unique performance and the artwork that inspired it.

"Emanations," Interpreted at the Riverside Art Museum from Trude Parkinson on Vimeo.

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Upcoming exhibition “Emanations” August 31 – October 1 at Augen Gallery

From August 31 – October 1, my 2016 exhibition Emanations will be at Augen Gallery.

Please join us! Schedule as following:

Preview Reception:
Wednesday, August 31 from 5–7:30 p.m.

First Thursday Opening:
September 1 from 5–8 p.m.

Stu Levy & Trude Parkinson Artist Talks:
Saturday, September 10 at Noon

Mark Andres Artist Talk:
Saturday, September 17 at gallery at Noon

(following 10am screening at Living Room Theater, 341 SW 10th)

View more info about the exhibition at AugenGallery.com »

Minoan with Shadow, Oxidized silver leaf wax on silk, 10×10 inches, 2016

View photos of my Ghosts portfolio »

View photos of my Emanations portfolio »

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“Convocation” Exhibit at Don Soker Contemporary Art in San Francisco

The “Convocation” exhibit at Don Soker Contemporary Art in San Francisco on July 9, 2016, was a total success! Thanks to everyone who came and made this a great party. Thanks, Don. Thanks Dewitt Cheng, for the photos.

Trude Parkinson at Don Soker Contemporary opening of Convocations on July 9, 2016, Photo by Dewitt Cheng

View more photos of my Emanations portfolio »

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April 15: Yewjournal: A Journal of Innovative Writing and Imagery by Women has published seven of my images with poetry by Mary Kasimor. See more at YEWJOURNAL »

This Quarter we feature work by Melissa Cundieff-PexaSusanna KwanSusan LewisMelissa SternMadeleine BarnesJiyoo JyeArpine Koyalian GrenierChristine MorroJennifer FinstromLaura EklundMary Kasimor, and Trude Parkinson.

Yew is an online journal of innovative poetry, hybrid writing and images by women.

Founded in 2011 by poet Carolyn Guinzio and designer Stephenie Foster, Yew is a venue to showcase women writers along with visuals provided by the poets, the editors, or other contributors. Text and images interact in a manner that enhances and maintains the integrity of both.

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2015 Pacific Northwest Art Annual

April 22 – June 18, 2015: The painting, Original Nature, is in the 2015 Pacific Northwest Art Annual exhibition at the Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Original Nature

Original Nature, Oxidized silver, collage, wax on paper on panel, 45 in. x 30 in. 2014

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Augen Gallery Group Exhibition

January 2015: The painting, Measure of Inundation, is on view at Augen Gallery.

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Elusives, a new exhibition of oxidation paintings at Augen Gallery in September, 2014

September, 2014: Elusives, an exploration of painting using an oxidation process, is on exhibition at Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

Measure of Inundation

Measure of Inundation, Oxidized silver leaf on paper on panel, 40 in. x 30 in., 2014

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Upcoming News for May 2014

May 2014: Portland Art Museum‘s Contemporary Art Council  toured my studio along with Clinton MacKenzie‘s, Christine Bourdette‘s, and Jim Blashfield‘s studios.

Almost Double, a painting in lithographic tusche on 2 overlapping sheets of translucent Yupo, was selected for the Live Auction on May 3 to support Cascade Aids Project’s fundraising efforts. It sold for double the asking price.

April 2014: Elusives, an exhibition of oxidized paintings, is on view from March 31 – April 30 at Helzer Gallery, Portland Community Collge, Rock Creek Campus.

17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97227 
Monday – Friday 10 -4, Saturday 9 – 6

Reception and artist’s talk, Friday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Prudence Roberts, Curator, Helzer Gallery writes:

Trude Parkinson has long been fascinated with the human form, and with its mortality. We are, after all, composed of elements and chemicals that link us to the material world of water, rocks, dust, and earth. Yet she also is intrigued with the idea of what she terms “spirit and soul beyond the material.”

In the body of work she titles Elusives, Parkinson uses unstable materials such as metallic paints that oxidize, change and darken. Like our bodies, her paintings suggest the inherent instabilities and beauties of human existence. In these explorations, she intertwines strength and fragility in equal measure.

Helzer Gallery 1

Helzer Gallery 2

Helzer Gallery #1 for website April 2014

April 2014: The monotype, Green Hands, was on display at Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

March 2014: Portland Art Museum‘s Northwest Art Council toured my studio along with those of Clinton MacKenzieChristine BourdetteWhitney Nye, and Lori Mason.

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Portland Art Museum’s Curator of Northwest Art, introduced each artist who gave a short talk and answered questions. The NW Art council graciously treated the artists to lunch afterward at Meriwether’s Restaurant.

February 2014: Two monotypes, Green Hands and Gold Ear, are in a group exhibition in February at Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon. 

Green Hands with Ear

Green Hands, Monotype and collage, 10 in. x 10 in., 2013

Gold Ear with Hands

Gold Ear, Monotype and collage, 10 in. x 10 in., 2013

October 10 – November 1, 2014: Oakland Museum of California Senior Curator of Art, Renee de Guzman, curated the monotype, Gold Ear, into the 2D-3D Works exhibition at Horton Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, California.

July 14 – September 14, 2014: The monotype, Green Hands, is in an exhibition, Collision, at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington.

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February 2014, Group Show, Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon

The two monotypes, Green Hands and Gold Ear With Hands were part of a group exhibition in February at Augen Gallery. Green Hands is on exhibition through April.

Green Hands

Monotype and collage on Kitikata paper, 10 x 10 inches, 2013


Gold Ear With Hands

Monotype and collage on Kitikata paper, 10 x 10 inches, 2013



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2D-3D Works Exhibition, Horton Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, CA

Gold Ear with Hands, a monotype/collage, will be exhibited from October 10 – November 7 in the 2D-3D Works Exhibition, Horton Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, CA.

Gold Ear with Hands

Gold Ear with Hands

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Collision, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle

Green Hands, a monotype with collage, is exhibited in Collison from July 14 – September 14 at the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle Design Center, Suite 258, 5701 6th Avenue South 98108 Seattle.

Green Hands


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