Dustin Parker is an artist raised on a steady diet of Saturday morning cartoons, comic books, 1980s horror films and “The Joy of Painting.” As a child, Parker doodled dinosaurs on his homework and made comicstrips about vampires. As an adult, Parker earns his pizza dough designing t-shirts, drawing illustrations and selling paintings in art galleries. Parker creates digital illustrations depicting maniacal monsters and oddball characters using traditional comic book illustration techniques. Parker’s illustrations are characterized by bold line work, garish colors and gritty textures. When Parker isn’t drawing flaming skulls or anthropomorphic pizza creatures, he is constructing abstract and figurative collage paintings using multiple layers of paint and found paper, such as old comic books, maps, instruction manuals and sheet music. Parker is an artist that holds Jack Kirby, Richard Diebenkorn and Francis Bacon in equal esteem. Parker lives and works in Wichita, KS. 


BA, Art, Friends University, Wichita, KS, 2003.


Mishmash, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Dustin Parker's Monster Mania, Lawrence Photo Print & Frame, Wichita, KS

Chroma, Vertigo 232 Art Gallery, Wichita, KS  

Eyes To Feed, Positive Directions, Wichita, KS

The Mask Becomes The Face, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS

The Last Honest Man, CityArts, Wichita, KS

The Beautiful Confusion, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS

KMUW Pledge Drive Exhibition, KMUW, Wichita, KS

Create & Destroy, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS 

Destruction Method, CityArts, Wichita, KS 

Ockham's Razor, LineSight Gallery, Wichita, KS

Chasing Aphrodite
, The Wichita Center For The Arts, Wichita, KS 

The Identity Project
, Hutchinson Art Center, Hutchinson, KS 

Persona, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS 

, The Riverside Perk, Wichita, KS 

Destination Unknown, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS 


Crazy Face: Hannah Scott + Dustin Parker, Demo, Wichita, KS

Parker + Ramsey: Dustin Parker + Kody Ramsey, Picasso's Pizzeria, Wichita, KS

Two-Headed Beast: Dustin Parker + Greg Turner, Steckline Gallery at Newman University, Wichita, KS

Suicide Pie: Dustin Parker + Greg Turner, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

The Dark Scientists: Arran Lowe + Dustin Parker, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

The Sugar Plum Fairies: Wade Hampton + Dustin Parker, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Memory Stain: Dustin Parker + Katie Sykes
, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS 

Progression: Paintings In Progress: Dustin Parker + Megan Hughes, Whittier Fine Arts, Friends University, Wichita, KS


* Juried Exhibition | ** Curator 


** Bibs & Forks: Food Invitational, CityArts, Wichita, KS 

Crazy 8's, 
Gallery XII, Wichita, KS


Friends University 2016 Alumni Art Exhibit, Riney Fine Arts Gallery, Friends University, Wichita, KS 

Ephemeral, Riney Fine Arts Gallery, Friends University, Wichita, KS

Culture Of Cult's The Art Of Force, Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette, MI

56th Annual Art & Book Fair - Art of the Book, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

Art Aid Live Auction, Abode, Wichita, KS

Amuse Bouche: A Taste of Wichita's Finest, Botanica, Wichita, KS

Crazy 8's, 
Gallery XII, Wichita, KS

** The 12 Fingered Hand, Diver Studio, Wichita, KS

Friends University 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit
, Riney Fine Arts Gallery, Friends University, Wichita, KS

Unfinishe, The Labor Party, Wichita, KS

** Secret Identity, Tangent Lab (Pop Up Gallery), Wichita, KS

Single Serving, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

IDology: Fruedian Slips, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Brain Aid, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

** Monster Factory, Exploration Place, Wichita, KS

Nightmare Lab, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Visual Discourse: 10 KMUW Artists Exhibit, Start-Thinking
, Wichita, KSStudent And Faculty Exhibit, Wichita Center For The Arts, Wichita, KS

A Body of Portraits
, Exploration Place, Wichita, KS

Salon des Refusés Art Show
, Commerce Gallery and Redline Gallery, Wichita, KS

Hand to Hand: The Coast To Coast Collaborative Collage Of Rebecca Trawick And David Wallace
, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Autobiovisual: A Collection Of Self-Portraits
, Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Wichita, KS

Committed Invitational
, Lawrence Photo, Wichita, KS

Uncle Nasty And The Forgotten Children, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Ghouls and Girls
, Toyroom, Sacramento, CA

Texture 12 X 12
, Gallery XII, Wichita, KS

The Sketchbook Project Show
, Art House, Decatur, GA

, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Red Box 3
, Super Deluxe, Toyko, Japan

Said & Done
, Collaborative Project Number Two, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

Avec Creme, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

The Geographical Center of a Shrinking Planet: Local Artists in the Global Age, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler Community College, ElDorado KS

The Third and Final Joe Show
, Lawrence Photo, Wichita, KS

, RedLetter1, Tampa Florida

Leftovers Again, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Saturation Point: A Postmodern Photography Exhibit
, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Art Aid 13
, The Cotillion, Wichita, KS

Forever Friends
, Friends University Alumni Art Show, Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Gallery, Wichita, KS

Said And Done, Antisocial Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Snap To Grid
, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

* Guerrilla Art, Art As Activism
, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Chemical Burn
, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Cheesecake Cover: An Exhibition-ism, Commerce Gallery, Wichita, KS

The Twist of Modern Day Savages
, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

Caution: Police State!, Gallery Dv8, Austin, TX

Kicking & Screaming into the 21st Century
, Lawrence Photo inc., Wichita, KS

Day Of The Dead, CityArts, Wichita, KS Art: A Community Where Each Belongs, The United Cerebral Palsy Community Centre, Pittsburg, PA

** Abandoned Planet
, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Collection Of Parts
, Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS

Always Room For One More - The Joe Show, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Tiny Works 2004: 9X9 What's On Your Mind?
, Project Gallery, Wichita, KS

, CityArts, Wichita, KS

The Visual Pollution: The Art of War
, LineSight Gallery, Wichita, KS

ART 101,
CityArts, Wichita, KS

The Visual Pollution
, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Logizomechanophobic, A Digital Art Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS 

Sweet Arts
, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Day Of The Dead, CityArts, Wichita, KS

** The War Against Visual Pollution, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

A Colorful Melange
, E.B. White Gallery, Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS

The Tiki Show
, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Pushing All The Wrong Buttons: Digital Art Show
, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Piggy Back Art Show
, CityArts, Wichita, KS

High Octane
, CityArts, Wichita, KS

, Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, KS

Sweet Arts
, CityArts, Wichita, KSSon Of The Bits, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Winds Of Change: Past, Present and Future
, LineSight Gallery, Wichita, KS.

Down The Line: Friends University Senior Art Show, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS 

Day Of The Dead
, City Arts, Wichita, KS

, The Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

Ripping Off The Greeks
, City Arts, Wichita, KS

Art Spree (Benefit for Three Trees)
, The Wichita Boathouse, Wichita, KS

Art Spree (Benefit for Three Trees)
, Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, KS

** Art's Estate Sale, Firehouse Gallery, Wichita, KS

** Progression, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS 

Diaspora, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS 

Recycled Karma
, CityArts, Wichita, KS 

But Seriously Folks
, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Art Aid 9,
The Cotillion, Wichita, KS

Sweet Arts
, CityArts, Wichita, KS Progression, The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS

CityArts Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, CityArts, Wichita, KS

Day of The Dead, CityArts, Wichita, KS 

Art Relief,
The Lee Shiney Gallery, Wichita, KS 

Faces Of Hope Project 2001
, The Wichita Boathouse, Wichita, KS 

Soup Ganza, Acme Gallery, Wichita, KS

Knocking Over Mailboxes
, CityArts, Wichita, KS


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"Work Inspiration With Dustin Parker" Workspiration, February 28, 2014. | workspiration.org/dustin-parker

"Happy Birthday Billy Corgan" Music On Walls, March 17, 2014 | musiconwalls.com/blog/2014/3/17/happy-birthday-billy-corgan

"Dustin Parker Interview" Foalio, February 25, 2013 | blog.foalio.com/dustin-parker-interview

"Digital Illustrator, Dustin Parker, Dishes Out a World of Creative Tolerance" Fourteen-Forty, May 06, 2013 | 1440blog.com/dustin-parker

"Dustin Parker (American Digital Painter, Illustrator + Geek)" Nonsense Society, December 20, 2012 | nonsensesociety.com/2012/12/dustin-parker/

Wert, Hal Elliot, Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press. 2009. 

Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel. Logo Lounge 5: 2,000 international identities by Leading Designers. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2009

Drexter Art & Culture Magazine, issue 11, March 2009 | drextermagz.wordpress.com 

House Of Tate, Issue 10, January 2009 | thehouseoftate.com

Proteus Mag, Issue 6, November 2008 | www.proteusmag.com

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Proteus Mag, November 2007 | www.proteusmag.com

Moloko Plus Magazine, issue 3, October 2007 | www.molokoplus-mag.com 

Behrends, J. "Artist Of The Week," What To Wear During An Orange Alert | www.wearduringorangealert.blogspot.com, Wednesday, August 15, 2007.

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Blanket Magazine, issue 5 The Face Issue, August 2007 | www.blanketmagazine.com 

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Fast, T. "City Culture." Women's Focus Wichita July 2007: Pages 6-7. 

Head Magazine, Issue 46 Forever Young, June 2007 | www.headmagazine.co.uk

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Sugar Plum Fairies Land At The Firehouse. Wichita City Paper, City Paper Publishing.

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Look-Look Magazine, issue 6, June 2006.

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