Jacki Parry RSA was born in Australia in 1941 and after a period of teaching and travelling she studied at Glasgow School of Art (1970-1975) before her appointment as Head of Printmaking in the School of Fine Art in 1991, a post she held for eleven years. Having established her studio The Paper Workshop at the Barras in 1985 she returned there full-time after retiring from teaching.
In Barcelona she studied papermaking with Laurence Barker and in Shiroishi, Japan with Tadao Endo. She has exhibited and lectured throughout the UK and internationally and her work is represented in private and public collections in Scotland and elsewhere in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA.
Parry: ‘For most of the last forty years my investigations have been based on developing ideas in paper using it variously as substrate, as independent medium, and in combination with other materials. My work draws on two areas of subject-matter which separately and together continue to sustain me : a response on the one hand to changes in landscape and the elements, and on the other to information, its containment and manipulation.’