AARON PARAZETTE (b. 1960 Ventura, California) holds an MFA in Painting from the Claremont Graduate University. In 1990, Parazette relocated to Houston as a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Houston. 

Among the institutions in which Parazette has shown are the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina. Reviews of his work have appeared in ArtPapers, Art Lies, Art in America, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, New Art Examiner, and New York Times.  His paintings are included in numerous collections including Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; and many others. He was the recipient of a 2005 Artadia Fund for Art and Design and received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1994. He was given a solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary in 2012 and was the Art League Houston’s Texas Artist of the Year in 2012. Parazette has had three solo shows at McClain Gallery, in 2008, 2011, and 2022, and was part of a two-person exhibition in 2018 as well as a group show in 2014. He also curated a lauded group exhibition at the gallery, In Plain Sight, in 2012. Parazette is represented by McClain Gallery.