Meet Derek Parker



  • M.F.A. Sculpture and Expanded Formats, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • B.F.A. Sculpture, California State University, Fullerton


Academic Areas

  • 2D/3D Design
  • Sculpture
  • Digital 3D Modeling and Fabrication
  • Art Fabrication and Public Art
  • Contemporary Art Foundations

Roles at Landmark

  • Assistant Professor of Art and Design.


Bio: 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 his studio practice. In addition to his own work, Derek has

spent the last 4 years managing the art fabrication shop for the Massachusetts Museum of

Contemporary Art. 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. 


Contact Information

Derek Parker
FAB Room 406-408

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 1p.m.