Parker Thornton

Parker Thornton is an Atlanta native and an MFA candidate at Georgia State University. She uses her body as a tool to investigate the way the body is politicized, aestheticized, and commodified. She explores the social body through photography, video, performance, and installation, with a particular interest in bodies that are coded as femme, queer, passing-as-straight, and hyper-sexualized.

Her work has been featured at Cinequeer Film Fest, Mint Gallery, and  Eyedrum Music and Art gallery. She was the inaugural guest curator in 2016 for Murmur Media’s Quarter Program. In 2014 she cofounded Callosum Collective, an Atlanta-based creative collective that applies collaborative methods across media to explore the intersections between art, technology, and the senses. Callosum Collective was awarded an Idea Capital grant in 2014 and invited to participate in Theater Emory’s Breaking Ground series in 2015.