Parsons & Charlesworth

Contributor / Masterclass Leader / Speaker

Parsons & Charlesworth is an art and design studio that develops tangible worlds as discursive tools for critically appraising urgent issues. Co-founded by Jessica Charlesworth and Tim Parsons, the studio’s investigative, research-driven, speculative approach uses installation, sculpture, designed objects, writing, photography, and digital media to explore key social, ecological, and technological challenges of our time, including climate change, the future of work, and the ethics of technology.

Parsons & Charlesworth have exhibited in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals around the world including: 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT Lisbon), Science Gallery Dublin, Istanbul Design Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Recent honors, grants, and awards for their work include a 2021 grant from The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, a 2020 Mitchell Enhancement Award from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a 2019 Canada Council for the Arts Grant. Their work is featured in various private collections and in the permanent collection at the MAKVienna and DePaul Art Museum. Jessica and Tim both teach at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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