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ART 🖤 SPC on Paddle8

"Crawl, Study" is available at Paddle8 in the Stephen Petronio Company's biannual benefit art auction. Proceeds for this piece as well as other works by Marina Abramovic, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Annie Leibovitz, and others go to support Bloodlines, which embodies seminal works by legendary postmodern dance masters. 

This year's benefit will help underwrite a historic work by Merce Cunningham that celebrates innovation and artistic collaboration. In this cross-disciplinary spirit, I am honored to support Stephen's vision. 

For more information, click below.

On The Side Podcast

I was a guest on Julia Yael Stern's "On The Side" podcast. It was a fun, unfiltered conversation and I prefer to think of my responses as thoughtful as opposed to rambling, but you can be the judge of that. Check it out on iTunes.


OTS Episode 11
"This week I talk with Kenneth E. Parris III about growing up artsy, balancing two careers, and the gross yet wonderful benefits of kombucha."

Photo by Michael Williams


Aimee Rubensteen, "Divided Brooklyn Neighborhood Finds Healing Power In Art. Crown Heights art exhibition responds to 25th anniversary of the Crown Heights Riots" NY Blueprint (Aug 23, 2016)

Lauren Gill, "Sunset goes Nova: 'New Art' shows scene is blowing up" The Brooklyn Paper (Jan 13, 2016)

Yvonna Russell, "Chashama" The Huffington Post (April 2, 2014)

Kerry Stichweh & Michael Williams, "DEVOTION Melissa Toogood & Kenneth E. Parris III" Imagista (Nov 26, 2013)

Nancy Wozny, "Wide open spaces: Dancers performing in art galleries is an idea whose time has come" CultureMap Houston (Aug 2, 2012)

CultureMap, Critics Pick Five (Plus) by Nancy Wozny, Houston, Texas (May 2012)

Glasstire, Texas Visual Art, Art Listing with photograph of work, Houston, Texas (May 2012)

Arts Hound, Houston Arts Alliance, Art Listing with photographs of work, Houston, Texas (May 2012)

Theodore Bale, "Dancers' lives: Exhibit explores moments off stage" Houston Chronicle (April 28, 2012) Vol 111, No 198 Star E2

TimeOut New York, Critics Pick, New York, New York (Dec 29, 2011-Jan 11, 2012) Issue 842, 56.

Alison Kjeldgaard, "The End of a Dancing Era Captured On Paper" GALO Magazine, Global Art Laid Out (Dec 29, 2011)

Alastair Macaulay, "Hard to Grasp But Harder To Say Farewell" Seven images of work illustrate article, The New York Times, (Dec 25, 2011) Sunday Print Edition, Vol CLXI, No 55, 630. Arts & Leisure

NYC Arts, Alliance for The Arts, Art Listing with photograph of work, New York, New York (Dec 2011)

The New York Times, Art Listing with photograph of work, New York, New York (Dec 22, 2011)

City Arts, New York's Review of Culture, Art Listing, New York, New York (Dec 14, 2011-Jan 10, 2012) Vol 3, Issue 20, 4.

Gawker Artist Newsletter, Art Event Listing with photograph of work, New York, New York (Dec 2011) Issue #41

Kate Dries, "The Artist Kenneth E. Parris III is doing something cool" Onstage/Backstage Covering Chicago's Theater Scene, WBEZ.org (Dec 6, 2011)

Paul Schmelzer, "Drawing Dance: The Cunningham Company at the Walker" Walker Blogs, Performing Arts (Nov 15, 2011)

Paul Schmelzer, "Working-Class Grace: Ken Parris on Sketching the Merce Cunningham Dance Company" Walker Art Center Magazine (Oct 31, 2011)

Peter Trippi, "On Tour With Dancers" Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine (Oct 2011)

Robert Cable, "Drawing Dance: The Cunningham Company At Stanford" Stanford Lively Arts (Nov 7, 2011)

Susan Keefe "Sketched Dancer Depictions" Trend Hunter Art & Design (Sept 8, 2011)

Manuel Cuéllar, "Dibujando a Merce Cunningham: Un artista de Nueva York documenta en dibujos la gira final de la compañía de uno de los genios de la danza" El País Madrid (June 15, 2011)

"Drawing Dance: Scenes From The Merce Cunningham Legacy Tour" The New York Times (June 13, 2011) The first in series of twenty-three

Tribeca Citizen, Art Event listing with photograph of work, New York, New York (Sept 30, 2010)

Pam Fessler, "Make Pillows, Not Torture" The Two-Way NPR’s News Blog (June 5, 2009)

"Pulling Focus" Catalogue, The Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Nov-Dec 2008)

Erin Pettigrew, "Art@Gawker opens with the work of Ken Parris" Gawker Media (Sept 2, 2008)

Interview with WH-TV at SCOPE Hamptons, East Hampton, New York (July 24, 2008)

"First Friday we saw and we thought" The Artblog Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof (Jan 7, 2008)

Holly Otterbein, "Catch It or Regret It" Philadelphia City Paper (Dec 31, 2007) 22.

Brilliant Magazine, Art Event listing with photographs, Houston, Texas (May 2007) 40.

Tria Wood, "Kenneth E. Parris III: Restless" Arts Houston Magazine (Apr 2007) 29.

Dusti Rhodes, "Designer Frames" Houston Press (Mar 8, 2007)

002houston, Exhibition announcement with photograph, Houston, Texas (Mar 2007) 23.

Dee Dee Vega, "Of Trash and Tyranny: The Art of Kenneth E. Parris III" Fringe Underground  Art Star Feature (Feb 2006)