Sydney Parks is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of virtual and physical space. Holding a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston, her career spans exhibitions, teaching and public art. Currently an Assistant Professor of Practice at The University of Texas in Austin, she has previously taught as a Teaching Fellow in painting, drawing, and virtual reality art at the University of Houston. Sydney’s interest in community engagement led her to teach Prison Drawing to male inmates in the Huntsville Holliday Unit. Sydney’s artwork has been included in institutions like the Blaffer Art Museum and Lawndale Arts Center, with publications including HCE Review Volume II Issue I in Dublin, Ireland, and R2: The Rice Review 2019 Issue in Houston, Texas. She lives and works in Austin, Texas.