Evan Penny, South African/Canadian (1953 - )

Studies

  • 1977 to 1978

    Alberta College of Art - Post Graduate Sculpture

  • 1971 to 1975

    Alberta College of Art - Honours

Teaching Positions

  • 1994 to 1997

    Toronto School of Art, Toronto

  • 1988 to 1989

    Ontario College of Art, Toronto

  • 1986 to 1988

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

  • 1982 to 1983

    Alberta College of Art, Alberta

Artist in Residence

  • Emma Lake Artist Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Snug Harbour Cultural Centre, Staten Island, New York

Selected Guest Lectures

  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland
  • University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • University of Toronto (Scarborough College), Toronto
  • Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Illinois
  • Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008

    Sperone Westwater, New York

    Fall 2008

  • 2007

    Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

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    Flint Institute of Art. Flint, Michigan: Currents: Evan Penny

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    Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio: Currents: Evan Penny

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    Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto: Evan Penny: Photographs

  • 2006

    Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Absolutely Unreal (catalogue)

  • 2005

    Sperone Westwater, New York City: No One - In Particular (catalogue)

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    The Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Absolutely Unreal (catalogue)

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    Prairie Gallery, Grande Prarie, Alberta: Absolutely Unreal (catalogue)

  • 2004

    Glenbow Museum, Calgary: Absolutely Unreal (catalogue)

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    Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary

  • 2003

    Museum London, London Ontario: Absolutely Unreal (catalogue)

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    Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery: Selections from L. Faux Series

  • 2002

    Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary: L. Faux and Others

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    The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto:
    L. Faux and No One-In Particular

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    Goodwater Gallery, Toronto: L Faux: Tri-X

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    Galeria Segovia Issacs, Barcelona, Spain: No One-In Particular

  • 1999

    Galeria Fernando Latorre, Zaragosa, Spain (catalogue)

  • 1998

    Galeria Segovia Isaacs, Barcelona, Spain: New Work

  • 1997

    Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary: New Work

  • 1995

    Artweek, Calgary

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    Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary: Figuring the Body; Three Projects

  • 1993

    I Space Gallery, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Chicago: Figuring the Body; Three Projects

  • 1992

    Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto: New Sculpture, Installations and Drawings in Wax

  • 1991

    Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island: Surface

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    49th Parallel, New York: Recent Work

  • 1987'88

    Six Gallery National Tour: Evan Penny: A Survey

  • 1986'84'82

    Wynick/Tuck, Toronto: New Sculpture

  • 1981

    Edmonton art Gallery, Edmonton: Recent Work

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2007

    The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY: All The More Real:Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy

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    Museum Folkwang, Rockers Island, Essen, Germany: Works from the Olbricht Collection

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    Montreal Biennale, Montreal: Panagiota: Conversation

  • 2006

    Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland: The Expanded Eye (catalogue)

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    Museum Liner Appenzell, Switzerland: Die Ubere Hälfte

  • 2005

    Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany: Die Ubere Hälfte

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    Städtische Museen Heilbronn: Die Ubere Hälfte

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    Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art: Figure It Out

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    Vancouver Art Gallery: Real Pictures

  • 2003

    Art Gallery of Ontario

  • 2001

    Galeria Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain: Confluencias

  • 1998

    I Space, Chicago, Illinois: Warm

  • 1997

    Festival Internacional de Arte Ciudad de Medellin, Medellin, Columbia

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    The Power Plant, Toronto: Rococo Tattoo

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    Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga: Loving the Alien

  • 1995

    Space Gallery, Chicago: Wink Wink

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    Artweek Calgary, Calgary: Mysteries of the Flesh

  • 1994

    Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton:
    Cracks in the Modern: an exhibition of sculpture

  • 1992

    University of Akron, Akron: Figure's Edge

  • 1991

    The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton: Practicing Beauty

  • 1984

    Gallery 76, Toronto: The New City of Sculpture

Selected Art Fairs

  • 2008

    Art 39 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Tefaf Maastricht, Maastricht, Holland (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    ARCO, Madrid, Spain (Trepanier Baer Gallery, Canada)

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    Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

  • 2007

    Scope Miami, Miami (Trepanier Baer Gallery, Canada)

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    Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Toronto International Art Fair (Trepanier Baer, Calgary)

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    Frieze Art Fair, London, U.K. (Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo)

  • 2006

    art.fair, Cologne, Germany (Trepanier Baer, Calgary)

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    Toronto International Art Fair (Trepanier Baer, Calgary)

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    Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    ARCO, Madrid, Spain (Trepanier Baer, Calgary)

  • 2005

    Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Frieze Art Fair, London, U.K. (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Toronto International Art Fair (Trepanier Baer, Calgary)

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    Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

  • 2004

    Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Frieze Art Fair, London, U.K. (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Sperone Westwater, NYC)

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    ARCO, Madrid, Spain (Artcore Gallery, Toronto)

  • 2003

    FIAC, Paris, France (Artcore Gallery, Toronto)

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    Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (Artcore Gallery, Toronto)

  • 2000'01'02'03

    Toronto International Art Fair (Trepanier Baer, Calgary)

Selected Public Collections

  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
  • Rubell Collection, Miami, USA
  • Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, USA
  • Cap Collection
  • Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  • Museum London, London Ontario
  • Glenbow Museum, Calgary Alberta
  • Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
  • Mendall Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Selected Public and Corporate Commissions

  • 1995

    220 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada: Pi

  • 1992

    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Roissy, France

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    City of Waterloo Recreation Centre, Waterloo, Ontario

  • 1989

    Donald Forster Sculpture Park, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Selected Bibliography

  • 2007

    David Clark: Heads or Tails catalogue essay
    Evan Penny and Michael Awad, Montreal Biennale

  • 2006

    William V. Ganis: review of Sperone Westwater exhibition
    Sculpture magazine, March 2006

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    P. C. Smith: Evan Penny at Sperone Westwater
    Art in America, February 2006

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    Juan Pablo Colin: Arte Al Limite: Evan Penny / Esculturas Vivas
    cover story in the Arte Al Limite Nº17, Jan-Feb 2006

  • 2005

    David Moos: How We See Ourselves Now
    catalogue essay for Sperone Westwater exhibition

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    Ken Johnson: Art in Review: Evan Penny: No One - In Particular
    review in New York Times, October 14

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    Kathryn Shattuck: What It Takes to Get a Head
    review in New York Times, October 23

  • 2004

    Sarah Milroy: Skin Deep
    article in The Globe and Mail, March 1

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    Noel Gallagher: Challenging Perceptions
    article in The London Free Press, January

  • 2003

    Nancy Tousley: Absolutely Unreal; exhibition catalogue

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    David Clark: Evan Penny's Uncertainty Principle; Absolutely Unreal exhibition catalogue

  • 2002

    Xavier Barral i Altet: Més enllà de l'hiperrealisme; AVUI; 17 de desembre

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    Nancy Tousley: The Calgary Herald; exhibition review; January 26

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    El Pais Jaume Vidal; Barcelona, Spain; exhibition review; November 21

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    La Vanguardia, Barcelona, Spain; exhibition review; November 18

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    Xandra Eden: L Faux and No One - In Particular; The Power Plant, exhibition essay

  • 2001

    Gary Michael Dault: Human, all too human; The Globe and Mail, November 3

  • 1995

    Meeka Walsh: A Field of Interpretation: The Work of Evan Penny; Border Crossings, Summer

  • 1990

    Gary Micheal Dault: Focus on Evan Penny; Canadian Art

  • 1993

    David Clark: Figuring the Body: Three Projects; exhibition

  • 1986

    Michael Burtch: Evan Penny - A Survey; catalogue essay

 

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