Doug Parry received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington in 1988. Between the years of 1988 and 1997, he enjoyed success as a young artist in Seattle, exhibiting at such places as the University of Washington, the Bellevue Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Center of Contemporary Art, the Linda Farris Gallery, and the Linda Cannon Gallery.
In 1997, Parry moved to Brooklyn, NY, and received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000. Since then, he has exhibited in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Vancouver, and Miami, and has been awarded grants from Pratt Institute, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Artists’ Trust of Seattle. Parry has also served as Resident Curator at the Historic Cedar Tavern Gallery (NY) and Bandoleone Restaurant (Seattle), and is the founder of V.A.G. (Visual Art Gallery) at its first location in Brooklyn, NY. Parry has taught Life Painting at Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY), the College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ), and Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY). Locally, he has taught painting and drawing at Gage Academy of the Arts (Seattle), at Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), and at Kirkland Arts Center (Kirkland, WA).
Parry’s private and public collections include placements in homes and businesses in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Rome. Parry is a sought-after portrait artist commissioned by noteworthy businesspersons, doctors, writers, actors, and musicians internationally. His work has been seen on television, in film, on album covers, t-shirts, murals, and posters since 1983. His work is represented by Art 101 in Brooklyn, NY, and by NeoImages Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA.