Bea Parsons (b. 1981 in Saskatoon, Canada) is based in Tiohtia:ke/Montreal, Quebec, where she is represented by McBride Contemporain. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University of New York (2012), a BFA in Painting & Drawing (2010) and Art Education (2008) from Concordia University. Parsons currently teaches full-time at Concordia University, Montreal, and previously at UC Davis (2016-2015) and the University of Texas, Austin (2013-2015). Children's art education plays a vital role in her career by her teaching at Montreal's Visual Art Center and a teaching residency in Winnipeg's Art City. Parsons has participated in residencies, including the Catwalk Institute (NY), the Kala Institute (Berkley, CA), and the Wallace Stegner House (Eastend Saskatchewan, Canada). In 2012 she was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Grant in New York City. Her work is included in numerous collections, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts Montreal, Musée d'art de Joliette, Hydro-Quebec, RBC, and Scotia Bank.