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Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Vicken Parsons

Vicken Parsons (b. 1957) is a British artist who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She makes small, intimate paintings on wood panel using thin layers of oil paint. Her subjects are usually of landscapes or architectural spaces, some remembered and others imagined.

Recent solo exhibitions include RX Gallery, Paris (2021); Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2020); Jesus College, Cambridge (2018); Ivorypress, Madrid (2017); Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2012, 2016); Christine Koenig Galerie; Vienna (2016); Roche Court, Salisbury (2014) and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2014). Recent group exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018); Foundling Museum, London (2016); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Tate Britain, London (2015); Southampton City Art Gallery (2010).

Her work is held in a number of important public collections including the Tate collection, Belvedere Museum collection, UK Government Art Collection, Arts Council Collection, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s collection and the Jerwood Foundation.

Vicken Parsons lives and works in London.

Exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard

Vicken Parsons: Painted Objects

14 September – 13 October 2013

Vicken Parsons is best known for her small, intimate paintings of landscape and architectural space. But for this special installation of work in St Peter’s Church, Parsons showed a number of recent sculptures or ‘painted objects‘ that might almost be models for utilitarian buildings.

Find out more about the exhibition here

Vicken Parsons, Painted Objects

Vicken Parsons: House Artist

3 March – 31 August 2014

Following her 2013 Kettle’s Yard exhibition in St. Peter’s Church, we invited Vicken Parsons to display a number of her paintings and sculptures among the permanent collection in the house.

Find out more about the exhibition here

Reflections from Home No.2: Vicken Parsons, Norfolk, England

What were artists thinking and doing during the COVID-19 lockdown? We spoke to Vicken Parsons in Norfolk.

Read the blog post here

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