Pink Grasses IV (A04)
Pink Grasses IV (A04) (2020)



Born in 1967, Jenny Parsons graduated from Durban University of Technology with a Higher Diploma in Fine Art in 1988. After moving to Cape Town, she lectured at Ruth Prowse College of Art and Design where she was head of the Fine Art Department in 1998 and 1999.
Parsons has worked as a full time artist since 2000, exhibiting regularly in South African galleries.
In 2014 she studied a Post Graduate Diploma at Michaelis School of Fine Art UCT, which she passed with distinction.
After her PG Dip, Jenny lived in the Swrtland town of Riebeek West for seven years. She returned to Cape Town in 2021 where she works from her studio in Woodstock.
Parsons has just completed her third residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in July and August 2022.
In January 2024, she attended Siyabonana, a two week artist's event at the Zeitz Mocca in Cape Town. Ten artists working together for two weeks in a shared studio space at the museum.


Solo Exhibitions

Summer in Paris, Chandler House, Cape Town 2022
Solo Studios, Riebeek Valley 2020
Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, 2020
Grounded, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel 2020
Solo Studios, Riebeek Valley 2019
Silent Land, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel 2018
Solo Studios, Riebeek Valley, Riebeek West 2018
Island Apertures, Darling 2018
Solo Studios, Riebeek Valley, Riebeek West 2017
"Weed", Woordfees, Stellenbosch, 2017
Solo Studios, Riebeek Valley, 2016
Magpie Art Collective, Barrydale, 2015
Michaelis Graduate Show, Cape Town, 2014
Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town 2013
Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town 2013
Dorpstraat Galery, Stellenbosch 2010
KZNSA, Durban 2009
Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town 2009
Irma Stern Museum (with Mary Visser), Cape Town 2007
Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, 2006
3rd i Gallery, Cape Town, 2005
Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, 2004
Grassroots Gallery, Durban, 1990
NSA Gallery (with Robin Moodley), Durban, 1989
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery (with Clive Truter), Durban, 1988

Selected Group Exhibitions
Siyabonana exhibition, Zeitz Mocca, 2024
Lush, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel, 2022
Gardens in Art, Stellenbosch, 2022
Nano 1.3 , Barnard Gallery, Cape Town 2019
Forward, Centenary Exhibition, Stellenbosch University Museum Stellenbosch 2019
Carol Lee Fine Art Johannesburg 2018
Smith Group Show Cape Town 2017
99 Loop Winter Exhibition Cape Town 2016
Summertide, The Gallery, Riebeek Kasteel 2016
Junction, Carol Lee, Johannesburg 2016
A sense of Place, Imibala Gallery, Somerset West 2016
Ephemeral Pleasures, Moor Gallery, Franschhoek 2016
Cape Town Flower Show, Cape Town 2016
Emerging Painters, Turbine Art Fair, 2016
Loading Bay Gallery, Durban, 2016
Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg, 2015
Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Stellenbosch, 2015
Cape of Good Hope, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, 2015
Art in Clay, le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, 2012
Anthropology, Durban, 2012
Thupelo International Workshop, Bag Factory, Johannesburg 2012
Cape Gallery, Cape Town 2012
Cape Gallery, Cape Town 2011
"Subtropical Vision" David Brown Fine Art. Johannesburg 2010
"Casa Labia in Bloom" Casa Labia Gallery. Cape Town 2010
"Interventions" International Thupelo Workshop. Cape Town 2010
"Origin" Carol Lee Fine Art Johannesburg, 2009
"A Little Piece of Africa" artSPACE Berlin, 2009
"Cut and Dried" Off the Wall, Paarl 2009
"Angels" Grande Provence Franschoek 2008/9
Dorp Straat Galery, Stellenbosch 2008
"Still Life" Carol Lee Fine Art Johannesburg 2008
Mike Donkin's Choice, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch 2008
"Malleable" ArtSpace Durban, 2007
"Water" Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg, 2007
"Postcards from South Africa", Axis Gallery, New York, 1999
Irma Stern Museum (Boudoir Biscuits), Cape Town, 1998
Boudoir Biscuits Installation at MCQP, Cape Town, 1997
Ibis Gallery (Boudoir Biscuits), Nieu Bethesda, 1997
"Mustardseed & Moonshine", Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, 1993
"Durban Scene", Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban, 1990


University of Cape Town Art Collection
Durban University of Technology Permanent Collection
First National Bank
South African Breweries
One&Only Executive Suites
Spier Art Collection
Anglo American, Vergeleegen Estate
Webber Wentzel
Grindrod Shipping
Ernie Els Winery
General Cologne Reinsurance
de Grendel Winery
Nandos International
The Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Carpets in the Judges' Chambers, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg (Boudoir Biscuits collaboration with the women of St Anne's Home, Cape Town)
Parsons is represented in numerous South African and foreign collections.