Photo-screenprint on Washi (Japanese Paper)
22" x 33"
Penelope Stewart is an artist working across the varied media of sculpture, installation, photography, and works on paper (print, drawing and artist books). Re-current themes address notions of cultural memory, of time and space and a considered approach to the relationship between objects, architecture and the places between these two- places to intervene, inhabit and above all activate. Whether it has been historic sites such as Musée Barthète, a tile museum in France, or a museum like the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, or an artist book project that opens an intimate world, her intentions are to create sensory spaces, haptic experiences, transforming our perceptions and possible readings of time and space.
Penelope Stewart holds an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2017-2018 Stewart was awarded the yearlong Nick Novak Fellowship at Open Studio, Toronto where she focused on the creation of artist books. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and in the spring of 2020 Stewart’s work is included in an exhibition of artist books in Stockholm, Sweden.
Stewart divides her time between Toronto and the Niagara Region.