Derek Parker is a mixed-media installation artist whose work is an ongoing exploration into how we perceive and interact with the objects and places that surround us. His current work takes into question the nature of utility and purpose, inventing alternate realities for objects whose functions were previously thought to be fixed.
In 2009 Derek received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Indian University Bloomington with an emphasis in sculpture and expanded formats. Currently Derek lives in Western Massachusetts were he maintains a studio and works for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art managing their fabrication shop. Derek’s active studio practice has lead to a diverse body of work that incorporates sculptural objects, site-specific installations, and public Art. His work has been shown in galleries, museums, and in public spaces across the country and abroad.