Penny SLINGER b. 1947


The provocative practice of Penny SLINGER (b. 1947, London, UK) spans photography, film and sculpture. Graduating from the Chelsea College of Art, London in 1969, she emerged into a maelstrom of political protest, social change and sexual freedom. 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.


Slinger currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in a number of notable exhibitions, including ‘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,’ Manchester Art Gallery (2009); and ‘The Dark Monarch,’ Tate, UK (2009).