Bea Parsons' practice is primarily focused on black and white monoprints, as well as 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. Of Cree, Scottish and French origins, Parsons has engaged all her life with notions of identity and place, and grappled with the reality of both oneness and many-ness.


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. She is a full-time professor of Painting and Drawing at Concordia. 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, Scotiabank, Musée de Joliette, Caisse de depôt et placement du Québec, Hydro-Québec, Royal Bank of Canada, Caisse Desjardins, and Equitable Bank.

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