Isabelle Parson

Montreal, Canada


Isabelle Parson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2020), where she received the Simone-Genoud-Bochud scholarship for her academic excellence and the uniqueness of her photographic project entitled Microbiota. In September 2021, she will be an MFA candidate in Photography at Concordia University.

In March 2021, she did a virtual art residency titled “Culture vitale, culture locale” on Culture Montérégie’s Instagram account. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions, including Artch, St-Lambert Contemporary Art Fair and Les Encans de la quarantaine. Parson is the recipient of several awards and distinctions, including a grant in cultural mediation from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the jury’s honour mention of the FAC St-Lambert (2019). Her work is part of private and institutional collections.

Isabelle Parson’s multidisciplinary practice (which combines photography, video and performance) bears witness to lived experiences, anecdotes and unforgettable memories. The body is at the very heart of her artistic approach.

About the artwork

The artwork is a symbiosis between the photographic practice of Isabelle Parson and the sculptural practice of Tina Struthers.

Through shared and porous experiments, the artists explore the possibilities of assemblage and expressiveness of the organic and synthetic materials. United by their experiences with illness, Parson and Struthers explore the paradox of life (which is fragile yet powerful), the body’s decay, and cellular regeneration.


2122 rue Crescent
Residence completed

Photo : Camille Dubuc