Frank Parga Bio
Frank is currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting with a minor in Sculpture from the University of Texas at El Paso. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from New York University in 2002. Frank is a professional Artist and Muralist who works as an educator and mentor for youth from elementary schools to the university level. Frank is currently Director of Education at One River School of Art and Design in Larchmont, NY. He has worked in collaboration with the Brooklyn Arts Council, el Museo del Barrio, Groundswell Mural Project ands Lincoln Center Education on various creative projects and workshops. He is a recipient of the Jacob T. and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation’s Visual Harlem Grant Program. He was also a Resident Artist for the Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists through the Center for Book Arts in New York City. Frank was selected as a Resident Artist for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Residency at the Woolworth Building. He later received the Weir Farm Trust Residency in Wilton, CT. as well as the Joshua Tree National Park Artists Residency, CA. Frank was also the recipient of an Artists Community Fellowship through Earthwatch Institute entitled Archeology of the Pacific Northwest in Washington state. Frank has worked as an artist/mentor in the Global Youth Media and Arts Program through World Savvy as well as a panelist for the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution Native Arts Program in Washington D.C. Most recently Frank completed an Artist Residency with CATWALK in Catskill, NY. Frank’s work has been shown nationally as well as internationally.