Bea Parsons is a printmaker, drawer, and painter, originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, now living and working in Montreal. She holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA from Columbia University in New York City. She is a full-time professor of Painting and Drawing at Concordia. Her practice has primarily focused on black and white monoprints and, most recently, coloured pencil drawings on archival paper. Her haunting and seductive world is filled with characters, landscapes, and symbols culled from a wide variety of sources, from the personal, to the esoteric, to the art historical. A highly recognizable and intimate style of graphic and abstracted motifs congregates in these compositions, creating a pleasurable and emotionally charged pictorial atmosphere.
Parsons has recently had solo exhibitions at Franz Kaka in Toronto and Tappeto Volante in New York City. Her works have been acquired by the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée de Joliette, Hydro-Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and Equitable Bank.
Bea Parsons : Niso21 Apr - 21 May 2022McBride Contemporain is proud to announce Niso, Bea Parsons’ second solo exhibition at the gallery. Niso means two in nehiyawewin (Cree), and so in the most immediate sense refers to...Read more
Ce qui fût et ce qui est15 Jul - 14 Aug 2021McBride Contemporain is honoured and thrilled to announce the gallery’s list of represented artists, twelve individuals who as artists and people we are all delighted to be working alongside, and...Read more
Peyak3 Sep - 3 Oct 2020“Peyak” is the Cree word for “one”. Bea Parsons chose it as the title of her first solo exhibition with McBride Contemporain because it projects and encapsulates a rhetorical, metaphoric...Read more
MTLNYC25 Jul - 31 Aug 2019Galerie Deux Poissons is delighted to present MTLNYC, a group show focusing on the relationship in visual arts between Montreal and New York City. Concurrent to our Manhattan-based project Shadow...Read more