Penelope Kenny Artist Biography
Penelope Kenny is an Australian born artist who lives and works in Brighton. Her work explores the relationship between humans and other animals, especially in connection to transhumanism, evolution, hybrids and biotechnology, through her hybrid creatures she investigates the potential outcomes of humans trying to control evolution through genetic manipulation and scientific tampering with the species boundaries. Drawing inspiration from Darwinism, dioramas, natural history illustration and taxidermy she takes great pleasure in imagining and representing the post-modern animal. She is currently creating screen-printed wallpapers, hand bound book works and limited edition prints using water-based acrylic inks, pure pigments and metallic glazes. Penelope developed a passion for water-based screen-printing whilst studying Fine Art Printmaking BA (Hons) at the University of Brighton. She has worked in Australia, Mexico and the UK and has participated in the prestigious 6th International Kyoto Hanga Print Exhibition (Japan/UK) at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Summer 2012). Read our editorial featuring Penelope Kenny:A with Penelope Kenny.