Steve Parker (American artist)

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Steve Parker (American artist)
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  • Mathematics
  • Music
Alma mater
  • Oak Park and River Forest High School
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Musician
  • Artist
  • Educator
  • Curator
  • Tito's Art Prize
  • The Austin Critics' Table Award

Steve Parker is a musician[1], artist[2], educator[3], and curator[4] living in Austin, TX. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and a Harrington Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin[5].


Parker "creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior."[6] His projects include transportation symphonies for cars, trucks, and pedicabs; wall sculptures made from brass horns inspired by WWII-era radio schematic drawings;[7] multimedia birding excursions about the Great-Tailed Grackle[8]; massive rituals for 1.5 million bats, megaphone choir, and handmade echolocation devices[9]; listening sculptures modeled after obsolete WWII surveillance tools[10]; and public art sculptures made from bike parts and musical instruments[11].

Early life and education

Steve Parker was raised in the Chicago area and attended Oak Park River Forest High School. His father was a Baptist minister and his mother was a cake decorator. He studied Mathematics and Music at Oberlin College, Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin, and later as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.[10] In Germany, he studied contemporary music with American trombonists Abbie Conant and Mike Svoboda.

In the media



  1. anna4518 (2018-02-16). "INTERVIEW: Steve Parker on his Grackle-Inspired Sound Walk Around Austin". fusebox-festival. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  2. "Steve Parker". Sculpture Month Houston. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  3. "Faculty | UTSA Department of Music". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  4. "SoundSpace at the Blanton". Austin's Blanton Museum of Art. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  5. "Steve Parker — Asian Arts Initiative". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  6. "Steve Parker". CUE Art Foundation. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  7. "MAZ :: Turning Car Noise Into Music". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  8. Staff, K. U. T. "Pest Or Pal? Artists Explore Austin's Long, Strange Relationship With Grackles". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  9. Brenner, Wayne Alan; Fri.; April 8; 2016. "Steve Parker's Song for Bat / Man". Retrieved 2020-03-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "What is Steve Parker actually doing?". Sightlines. 2017-11-09. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  11. Faires, Robert; 12:30PM; Oct. 7, Fri; 2016. "A Bicycle Built for Tunes". Retrieved 2020-03-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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