By Austin Parkhill
Published Issue 096, December 2021
Austin Parkhill is an artist living in Alaska. He has shown his paintings nationally, including highlight exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., Jonathan LeVine Projects (NYC), the Anchorage Museum, and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.
The artist has a sturdy studio practice that pairs with exhibitions and public art within the scope of his studio work.
An outdoor life continually influences his practice, often witnessing accelerated climate change in a vulnerable part of the world. He derives content from the Arctic Coast to the mountains of Kenai Peninsula. Through museum and gallery shows, public art and international publications, the artist takes opportunities to impact the world at large.
Parkhill is originally from the Front Range of Colorado, where he grew up playing hockey, painting, and making oven-baked clay animals. Prior to his time in the wilds of Alaska, he lived in Denver and Boston for extended periods.