As a cancer sun + leo moon, I am most interested in the intertwinings of deep interpersonal and thoroughly-consuming intrapersonal experiences of very emotional humans. I speak to the familiarity of intimate details of the intensities and apathies in my own romantic and formerly romantic relationships, while continuously navigating my relationship with myself. The pursuit of understanding my multi-racial, queer identity drives me through various media stemming from a heavy background in printmaking and flowing towards other tactile processes that force a state of solitary concentration and self-reflection. With each body of work comes a new personal exploration of love, sexuality, and self image.
Courtney Parbs finds herself as the only half-filipino lesbian artist based in Milwaukee. Trust her, she’s looked. Parbs received her BFA in 2017 from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Upon graduating, she collaborated in the inaugural exhibition of the Yellow Wallpaper Project and was selected to be in the 2017-18 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts’ 31 Emerge exhibition.
Her newest body of work can be played with at the 2019 Var Gallery 30x30x30 Exhibition, set to open April 26, 2019.
Currently she is a studio intern at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York and will return to Milwaukee, WI to continue shop assisting at Team Nerd Letterpress.
contact her here: firstname.lastname@example.org
follow her on instagram: @parbsalator