Selma Parlour (b.1976, Johannesburg, South Africa) lives and works in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London (PhD Art) in 2014, University of Reading (MFA) in 2002, and De Montfort University, Leicester (BA Art) in 1998. Parlour was one of the finalists in two national painting shows this year: John Moores Painting Prize 2016 and the Marmite Prize for Painting V, winning a prize at the John Moores Painting Prize. In 2014, she was selected by a ten-person jury including the likes of artist Cecily Brown, art critic Barry Schwabsky, collector Valeria Napoleone and Tate Modern Head of Exhibitions Gregor Muir to be one of the 100 painters featured in the publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson, 2014). Selected exhibitions include: John Moores Painting Prize 2016, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2015), Kaleidoscope, FOLD Gallery, London (2016), The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland, and Block 336, London (2016), Paradoxes of the Flattened-Out Cavity (solo), Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece (2015), 100 Painters of Tomorrow, One Art Space, New York (2014), Selma Parlour (solo), MOT International Projects, London (2012), Creative Cities Collection Exhibition, Barbican, London (2012) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Sheffield and ICA, London (2011). Collections include: Creative Cities Collection, Beijing, and the Saatchi Collection, London.