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b. 1947, United Kingdom

Penny Slinger Biography

The provocative practice of London-born, LA-based artist Penny SLINGER spans photography, collage, film and sculpture. Active from the late 1960s, Slinger emerged into a maelstrom of political protest, social change and sexual freedom. She graduated from the Chelsea School of Art in 1969 having developed a visual language she described as 'feminist surrealism', influenced by her study of European Surrealism, her friendship with Roland Penrose and association with Max Ernst. Slinger quickly began exploring and investigating the notion of the feminine subconscious and psyche, using her own body to examine the relationship between sexuality, mysticism and femininity.

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The work of Penny Slinger has featured in numerous exhibitions, including most recently ‘House of the Sleeping Beauties’ at Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery, London, UK (2019); ‘Visible Women’, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK (2018); ‘Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings’, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK (2018); the major touring exhibition ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Verbund Collection’ at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK (2016–2017) and Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2015); ‘History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain’, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2015); ‘Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism’, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (2009); and ‘The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art’, Tate St. Ives, UK (2009).

Text courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.

Exhibition view: Penny Slinger, 50/50, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles 
(6 November–18 December 2021). © Penny Slinger. Courtesy the artist, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo. Photo: Josh Schaedel.

Penny Slinger Featured Artworks

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My Body in a Box by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork sculpture
Penny SlingerMy Body in a Box, 2020/2021Archival inkjet print in wood box
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
The Dialectics by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Penny SlingerThe Dialectics, 1969/2021Archival inkjet print from original collage
40.6 x 32.4 cm
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
In The Depths by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork photography
Penny SlingerIn The Depths, 1969/2021Archival inkjet print from original collage
45.1 x 29.8 cm
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
A Rose for the Bride by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork photography
Penny SlingerA Rose for the Bride, 1973/2020Digital c-print
25 x 20 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Bouquet by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork works on paper, photography, print
Penny SlingerBouquet, 1976Xerox self body print with collage
30.5 x 20.3 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Mermaid's Tale by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork painting
Penny SlingerMermaid's Tale, 1976-1977Collage on board
81.3 x 87.6 cm
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
Swan Lake by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork painting
Penny SlingerSwan Lake, 1976-7Collage on board
20 x 25.5 inches
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
Circe by Penny Slinger contemporary artwork print, mixed media
Penny SlingerCirce, 1969/2014C-print from original collage
16 x 11.36 inches
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Blum & Poe

Penny Slinger Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Penny Slinger Represented By

Blum & Poe contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo

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