Penny Davis, born 1977, Portsmouth, UK.

 

Education

2019-present

Loughborough University - Practice based PhD in feminist making and doing 

2009 - 2016

University of Gloucestershire – Practice based PhD in sculpture (incomplete)

2005-2006

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

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012

'Intrauterine Atelier' @ Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham, UK

2012

'Almost' @ Art and Photography Gallery, Hardwick Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK

2010

'Separation Anxiety' @ The Great Central Gallery, Leicester, UK

2007

Domestic Archaeology’ @ de Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK

2005

‘Penny & Eric: Part 2 What are you thinking?’, Space Station 65 Gallery, East Dulwich, London

2005

‘Mi Art 2005’, Fiera Milano International, Milan, Italy; with Modern Culture, NY.

2005

‘Penny & Mum’, Sue Whitehouse Accounting Bureau, Portsmouth, UK

2003

‘Being an Artist’, 166-8 Clerkenwell Road, London, UK

 

Group Exhibitions

2020

'LANDED' @ Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.

2019

'Two Queens Members Exhibition' @ Two Queens Gallery, Leicester, UK.

2018

'A Sensual Aggression' @ St Anne's Galleries, East Sussex, UK

2015

'Pink is a Problem' @ Make and the Craft Kitchen, Fratton, Portsmouth, UK.

2012

'Connect' @ Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester, UK

2011

'Thirty five milliseconds' @ The Great Central Gallery, Leicester, UK

2009

'Pattern Recognition' @ The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

2009

'By Appointment Only' @ 279 Mary Street, B12 9RS

2007

‘Stuff Happens’ @ Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK (curated by Leo Fitzmaurice)

2006

‘History’ @ The New Walk Museum, Leicester, UK

2005

‘Open Studios 2005’, Portsmouth Artspace, Portsmouth.

2005

‘Summer of 10019’, Modern Culture, 730 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 USA.

2005

‘England Expects’, Portsmouth City Museum.

2004

‘Affair’ @ the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, Oregon, USA

2004

‘Skowhegan Projects’ (mobile gallery), Skowhegan, Maine, USA

2004

‘Category B’, The Empire, London, UK

2004

‘Arrivals’, Pump House Gallery, London, UK

2004

‘Lost Space’, The Phoenix Garden, London, UK

2002

‘Arte Mare’, Knokke-Heist, Knokke, Belgium

2002

‘Slade Graduates’, Enjoy-work.com, Chiswick, London, UK

2000

‘Blue Cube’, Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London, UK

2000

‘Art in the Park’, Herne Hill, London, UK

1999

‘Articultural Show’, Jibby Beane Graduates Stall, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

 

Residencies
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
 

Commissions

Public Art Commission for ‘Arte Mare’ – Knokke, Belgium Commissioned by the Council of Knokke-Heist

 

Public Collections

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

(work is also held by private collectors)

 

Awards

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).

 

Memberships

Member of MAIA (Loughbrough University), Womens Higher Education Network and FemPeak.

 

Conferences

'Autoethnographic Drawing: visualising epiphanic narratives of maternal embodiment as single mother.'

Presented at the Missing Mother Conference, University of Bolton, April 20-23 2021

https://themissingmother.wordpress.com/

'Let's Get Dirty' Symposium at Loughborough University (online) October 2020
https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/news-events/events/2020/lets-talk-dirty.html
Presentation on: 'Doin' ya mom' (medusa memes)

‘Gender Generation’ RCA 8/9 September 2016
http://gendergeneration.rca.ac.uk/
Presentation on: ‘A Mother’s Verb List’

Publications

Presented drawing and text for Maternal Art Magazine Issue 1 ‘Stay at Home’ June 2020

https://maternalart.com/issue-one

 

Interviews

Live interview with Helen Sargent on Instagram 4th December 2020 as part of the ‘Tea with MAM’ podcast series. https://www.instagram.com/maternalart/