Parvathy Nair (Par) (She/Her)
decolonize, racial melancholy, diaspora, braiding, longing, loss, new knowledge creation, archive, memory, othering, healing, research creation, performance.

MFA, Interdisciplinary Master’s In Art, Media & Design, OCAD Unversity.

Par is an Indian born Canadian maker. She lives and works in Toronto. Her art-based research relies on treating life experience as multiple, new knowledge creation and the importance of storytelling through the acknowledgement of ancestral knowleges. Using oil painting, digital collage and film that mix realities she attempts to tell stories about ritual, hair braiding, symmetry, pattern and discipline. Stories about mothers and grandmothers, about monsters, about memory, about loss and longing.