The ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for the protagonists of their images. The artists combine elaborate sets within vast landscapes to address issues surrounding man’s relationship to the earth and technology while additionally delving into the human condition.
The ParkeHarrisons’ collaboration has developed organically over the past 30 years. In 2000 they began to publicly claim co-authorship of their images.
Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and Mudam Luxembourg – MusÉe d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Kansas City, and Galerie im Stadtmuseum, Jena, Germany.
They have exhibited in over 45 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions and festivals including Festival La Gacilly/Baden Photo, Lille 3000/Fantastique!, Mediations Biennale, MONDES INVENTÉS, MONDES HABITÉS, Angkor Photo Festival, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider The Dalai Lama and Imaging a Shattering Earth.
They have two monographs published by Twin Palms Publishers, The Architect’s Brother, and Counterpoint.
All images © Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison.