Jacqueline Dee Parker is an artist and a poet who was born in New York City and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in creative writing with a secondary emphasis in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University. Ann Connelly Fine Art (LA), Diane Birdsall Gallery (CT), and Hooks-Epstein Gallery (TX), represent her work, and she is an artist member of the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art.
Prior to life in Louisiana, Parker lived and worked as a freelance graphic layout artist in New York City, Boston, and Detroit. Her poems appear in literary journals and anthologies, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, Chelsea, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile, among others. Parker’s visual work resides in private and corporate collections, including IBM, Iberia Bank, and Republic Finance, and has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and other venues around the U.S. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, cellist Dennis Parker, and their children.