Wyatt Parlette is an abstract expressionist painter and installation artist currently working in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2011 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a focus on Drawing and Painting from The University of North Florida. Parlette has exhibited in his solo exhibition Collective Unconscious at The University of North Florida, Art and Design Gallery. A few of his group exhibitions include LUCE, at Site/109 Gallery, Manhattan, New York, Group Show, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Interpretations of Bologna, the Collegio San Tommaso Gallery, Bologna, Italy.
In 2017, Parlette's three person show The Crucifixion of Self, at The Space Gallery was awarded the best exhibition of the year by Void Magazine. He is a recipient of the Il Chiostro study abroad Scholarship and studied drawing and painting in Bologna Italy. In 2016, Parlette cofounded The Space Gallery in Downtown Jacksonville. The Gallery was an artist led space and worked with local and national artists over its two-year run. He is currently the Vice President of Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Florida.
“Abstract brush work and the free following nature of paint form a myriad of symbols. These symbols are not predetermined but arise communally through the process of action painting. This creates a strong sense of tension, fluidity, release, and harmony within the work. I plummet into the collective unconscious and through expression create work that is highly personal, yet at the same time allows the viewer the ability to openly interpret the work. I do not strive to create reality but instead, create a psychological reality. My work allows the viewer introspective into understanding the basic human need for visual language and the unconscious thought process. Scale is a key component in my work. Large scale paintings done in a series format create a strong sense of mood and atmosphere. The viewer becomes encompassed within my work and can then begin deciphering the paintings.”