Erik Parra – b. 1975 in El Paso, Texas. He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his BFA from the University of Texas, Austin. Upon completion of his MFA (2004) he moved to Brooklyn, New York where he maintained a studio, taught art and exhibited his artwork. Notable exhibitions include Each Devil His Own, Transmission Gallery (Oakland, CA), @HOME, Project Grant Artist Residency (Buffalo, NY), Between Currencies- Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, Salon09- Matt Roberts Arts (London, UK) and the Museu de Arte de Brasilia. Erik Parra currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.