This is only the third time a solo artist has been selected for the annual FIT Art and Design Faculty exhibition. Fashion illustrator and FIT associate professor and assistant chairperson of the Fashion Design Department Steven Stipelman received the honor in 2007. Sculptor and retired FIT professor of Fine Arts Robert Schecter was chosen in 2001.
Parker attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Hartford Art School University. He received his BA from Middlebury College and his MA from Hunter College. His work has been shown at numerous museums, galleries, and universities in the U.S. and exhibited in Poland and the former Yugoslavia. He has been teaching at FIT since 1994.