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artist , sculptor , art educator

Ivy Parsons, American Artist, sculptor, educator. Fulbright-Hays fellow, Washington, 1982-1983, National Education Association fellow, 1983; granteePollack Krasner Foundation, New York City, 1987, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York City, 1994, Maryland. State Arts Council, 1986, 87, 89, 91, 96. Fellow Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Ruth Chenven Foundation, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Alpha Delta Kappa.

Background

Parsons, Ivy was born on March 3, 1955 in Baltimore. Daughter of Joseph H. and Geneva Mae (Tabor) Parsons.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1977. Master of Fine Arts magna cum laude in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980. Postgraduate, Skowhegan School Paint/Sculpture, 1980.

Master of Fine Arts magna cum laude in Imaging and Digital Arts, University Maryland, Baltimore, 2007.

Career

Artist-in-residence, Brooklyn Museum, 1980-1981; artist-in-residence, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H., 1981; artist-in-residence, Provincetown (Massachusetts) Fine Arts Work Center, 1981-1982; artist-in-residence, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, 1989; artist-in-residence, ArtPark, Lewiston, New York, 1991; artist-in-residence, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, 1995-1996; artist-in-residence, Tyrone Guthrie Center, County Monoghan, Ireland, summer 1997; artist-in-residence, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, summer 1997; gallery director, Catonsville Community College Baltimore, since 1998; member of faculty, Maryland. Institute College Arts, since 1998. Member studio artist selection panel School #33 Art Center, Mayor's Committee Art and Culture, Baltimore, 1987-1993.

Lecturer, panelist South Eastern College.Art Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, 1995, Maryland. Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute Art Museum, Utica, 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibits include The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996, The Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland, 1997, New House Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York, 1995-1996, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute Art Museum, 1995, Artist Space, New York City, 1994, Chateau Rochefort-en-terre, 1999, 2003, University Maryland, Baltimore County, 2007.

Membership

Fellow Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Ruth Chenven Foundation, Soros Open Society Institute, 2008-2010, Baltimore Community fellowship, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Alpha Delta Kappa.

Connections

father:
Joseph H. Parsons

mother:
Geneva Mae (Tabor) Parsons