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Lisa Kay Parsons, American artist, writer. Certified in museum studies New York.


Ethnicity: Birth father was Iraqi, birth mother was Scottish, German, Austrian, with probable Jewish blood.

Parsons, Lisa Kay was born on March 23, 1955 in Portland, Oregon.


Bachelor in Art History, Portland State University, 1984; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, New York University, 1989.


Director Littman Gallery Portland State University, 1981—1983, director White Gallery, 1982—1983. Intern Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York, 1988, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1989. Accountant executive Culture Magazine, 2003.

Instructor art Sellwood Community Center, Portland, 2003. Instructor art and writing Portland, Gresham area schools, Oregon, 2003. Writing instructor McCarty Middle School, Gresham, Oregon, 2003.

Art instructor Robert Gray Middle School, Portland, 2003. Program aide YMCA, Portland, 2003. Accountant executive Culture Magazine, 2003.

Agent, editor coordinator Willamette Writers, 2004—2006.

Freelance Photographer and Writer, since 2006.

Assistant Producer. "HE/ART MOVES' performance/installation by Meredith Dalglish. 2015. Portland, OR


  • Certified in museum studies New York.


  • Other Work

    • Author: SINS & WORDS From The World. poetry/short plays, Lulu.com. Poetry included in The Knotted Bond. Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters, Uttered Chaos press. (poetry) included in Into the Teeth of the Wind, 2001. One-woman shows include Cup and Saucer Cafe, 2004, Freedom Box Studio, Everett St. Station Lofts, Portland, Oregon, 2004, Violets Cafe, 2004, exhibited in group shows at Northwest Artist's Workshop, Portland, 1983, International House, New York City, 1989, Oregon History Society, Portland, 1992, Paparazzi Studio, 2002, exhibitions include The Old Kerr Nursery, 1991, exhibited in group shows at Alameda (California) Art Center, 2004, exhibitions include Windows Alive, Portland, 2003.


Daughter of late Norman Elliott Parsons and Virginia Ruby Parsons.

Norman Elliott

Virginia Ruby Parsons.