Martha Parsey, born in London in 1973, studied painting and film at Central St Martins and the London College of Printing, as well as at the Hochschule der Künste and the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin. Her films on Francis Bacon have been screened at the ICA and Hayward Gallery, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Haus der Kunst, Munich.
Shortlisted for the 2003 Lexmark European Art Prize and the 2005 Sovereign European Art Prize, her paintings have been exhibited widely in solo exhibitions in Berlin, Cologne and London as well as the Museum Ludwig, Aachen. Her work is in a number of prestigious collections worldwide including the Ovitz Family Collection and the Zabludowicz Collection. Martha Parsey lives and works in Cologne.