Penny Davis, born 1977, Portsmouth, UK.
Loughborough University - Practice based PhD in feminist making and doing
2009 - 2016
University of Gloucestershire – Practice based PhD in sculpture (incomplete)
Institute of Education, London – PGCE in post-compulsory education.
2001 - 2003
Slade School of Art (UCL) - MFA Fine Art Sculpture
2000 - 2001
MA Art Theory (first year only) - Chelsea College of Art and Design (now University of the Arts London)
1996 - 1999
Chelsea College of Art and Design (now University of the Arts London)
BA Hons Fine Art Sculpture
1995 - 1996
Wimbledon School of Art, London – BTEC Foundation Art and Design
'Intrauterine Atelier' @ Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham, UK
'Almost' @ Art and Photography Gallery, Hardwick Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
'Separation Anxiety' @ The Great Central Gallery, Leicester, UK
Domestic Archaeology’ @ de Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
‘Penny & Eric: Part 2 What are you thinking?’, Space Station 65 Gallery, East Dulwich, London
‘Mi Art 2005’, Fiera Milano International, Milan, Italy; with Modern Culture, NY.
‘Penny & Mum’, Sue Whitehouse Accounting Bureau, Portsmouth, UK
‘Being an Artist’, 166-8 Clerkenwell Road, London, UK
'LANDED' @ Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
'Two Queens Members Exhibition' @ Two Queens Gallery, Leicester, UK.
'A Sensual Aggression' @ St Anne's Galleries, East Sussex, UK
'Pink is a Problem' @ Make and the Craft Kitchen, Fratton, Portsmouth, UK.
'Connect' @ Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester, UK
'Thirty five milliseconds' @ The Great Central Gallery, Leicester, UK
'Pattern Recognition' @ The City Gallery, Leicester, UK
'By Appointment Only' @ 279 Mary Street, B12 9RS
‘Stuff Happens’ @ Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK (curated by Leo Fitzmaurice)
‘History’ @ The New Walk Museum, Leicester, UK
‘Open Studios 2005’, Portsmouth Artspace, Portsmouth.
‘Summer of 10019’, Modern Culture, 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 USA.
‘England Expects’, Portsmouth City Museum.
‘Affair’ @ the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, Oregon, USA
‘Skowhegan Projects’ (mobile gallery), Skowhegan, Maine, USA
‘Category B’, The Empire, London, UK
‘Arrivals’, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
‘Lost Space’, The Phoenix Garden, London, UK
‘Arte Mare’, Knokke-Heist, Knokke, Belgium
‘Slade Graduates’, Enjoy-work.com, Chiswick, London, UK
‘Blue Cube’, Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London, UK
‘Art in the Park’, Herne Hill, London, UK
‘Articultural Show’, Jibby Beane Graduates Stall, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
Digital Arts Residency at The Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Lab, Nottingham Trent University. September - December 2018.
The Motherhouse Stroud, Stroud, UK August 2017
Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus March 2017
Artist Residency in Motherhood 2017 - 2019
Edward F Albee Foundation, New York, USA – August 2005
AA2A Residency @ Portsmouth University, UK – 2004 – 2005
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, USA – Jun – Aug 2004
Public Art Commission for ‘Arte Mare’ – Knokke, Belgium Commissioned by the Council of Knokke-Heist
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
(work is also held by private collectors)
Dennis Holt Travel Award 2020 and John Phillips Travel Award 2020 (Awarded by Loughborough University to travel to the Getty Institute to access the Mary Kelly archives).
Arts Council England Artist Development Grant – 2010 for sculpture exhibited at The Great Central Gallery, Leicester.
Skowhegan Travel Scholarship (Awarded to travel to the US to undertake the Skowhegan Residency in 2004).
Member of MAIA (Loughbrough University), Womens Higher Education Network and FemPeak.
'Autoethnographic Drawing: visualising epiphanic narratives of maternal embodiment as single mother.'
Presented at the Missing Mother Conference, University of Bolton, April 20-23 2021
'Let's Get Dirty' Symposium at Loughborough University (online) October 2020
Presentation on: 'Doin' ya mom' (medusa memes)
‘Gender Generation’ RCA 8/9 September 2016
Presentation on: ‘A Mother’s Verb List’
Presented drawing and text for Maternal Art Magazine Issue 1 ‘Stay at Home’ June 2020
Live interview with Helen Sargent on Instagram 4th December 2020 as part of the ‘Tea with MAM’ podcast series. https://www.instagram.com/maternalart/