Penny Slinger
Installation view
February 14March 21, 2015
Installation View
April 17May 24, 2014

PENNY SLINGER

Born in London, United Kingdom, 1947

Education
Pre-diploma at West Surrey College of Art, Farnham, UK 1966
First class Honors Diploma in Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art, Westminster, UK, 1969

Lives and works in California 


One-Person Exhibitions

2015
Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Exorcism Revisited
, Broadway 1602 Gallery, New York, NY
Hear What I Say
, Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK

2011
A Photo Romance
, Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK

1993
Arawak Renaissance: The Tribute Continues,
New World Gallery, Anguilla, UK

1992
Amerindians: Studies of a Lost People
, Cotton Gin Art Gallery, Anguilla, UK

1982
Visions of Ecstasy
, Visionary Gallery, New York, NY

1977
Secrets
, Mirandy Gallery, London, UK
Inner Vision
, Patrick Seale Gallery, London, UK

1973
Opening
, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, UK

1971
Angela Flowers Gallery, London, UK


Group Exhibitions

2018
Visible Women, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK
The Hired Grievers, curated by Jason Dodge, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal
Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings, Tate St Ives, Cornwall, UK
The House of Fame, convened by Linder, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

2017
Room 13, Sadie Coles, London, UK
The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Women House, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France; traveled to National Museum in the Arts, Washington D.C. 

2015
History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Feminist Avant-garde of the 1970s from the Sammlung Verbund Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; traveled to The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Norway; The Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic

2014
Cry Me a River
, Etoile Polaire Lodge #1, New Orleans, LA

2013
Lips Painted Red
, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway

2011
Threat
, Broadway 1602, New York, NY

2009
The Dark Monarch
, Tate Gallery, St Ives, UK
Angels of Anarchy
, Manchester Art Museum, UK

1993
Presentes Caraibes: 500 Years of Amerindian History
, Fort Delgrès, Guadeloupe

1992
Addressing the Forbidden
, Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland 

1982
Imaginary Images
, Floating Foundation of Photography, New York, NY
Rated X
, Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY
Erotic Art Photography
, Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978
Surrealism Unlimited 1968-1978
, Camden Arts Center, London, UK
Metamorphosis
, University of Cambridge, UK

1974
Nude and Naked
, Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London, UK

1973
XII Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

1969
Young and Fantastic
, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Film and Video Screenings

1994 
Visions of the Arawaks video, Mystic Fire, New York, NY

1992 
Sacred Sex, Cynthia Connop, Triple Image Fiulms, Australia

1974  
Leading role in Vibration, by Jane Arden and Jack Bond

1973
Performed in and art direction The Other Side of the Underneath, directed by Jane Arden

1971-73 
Holocaust, All Women Theater Troupe

Awards and Grants

1973 
Achievement in Art grant, Cassandra Foundation, IL

Commissions

1993
Series of stamps for Government of Anguilla

1990-91
On the Trail of the Arawaks
, series of archaeological paintings for museum, Marigot, St Martin

1989
Historical Murals
 for Anguilla Airport

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2016
Schor, Gabriel, ed. Feminist Avant-garde: Art of the 1970s: The Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna. Munich: Prestel, 2016: 330-339, 551. 

1993
Bhattacharya, B., Douglas, Nik, and Slinger, Penny. The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1993.

1979
Douglas, Nik and Slinger, Penny. Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1979.

1978
Douglas, Nik and Slinger, Penny. Mountain Ecstasy. Limpsfield: Dragons Dream, 1978.

1977
Slinger, Penny. An Exorcism. London: Villiers, 1977.

1971
Slinger, Penelope. 50% The Visible Woman. London: Nacis, 1971.


Articles and Reviews

2017
"5 Things We Loved at Frieze London." Topshop.com (blog), October 5, 2017. 
Belcove, Julie L. "Sex and the Art of Radical Feminism." Financial Times, September 29, 2017.
Burden, Zora. "Art, Feminism, Magic: an Interview with Penny Slinger (Part One)." The Wild Hunt (blog), April 16, 2017.
Budasz, Melissa. "Frieze 'Alt Feminisms' Panel Discussion & Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics." Artverve.co.uk, October 5, 2017.
Gvero, Virna. "Frieze Sex Work: What Place Does Radical Feminist Art Have Within the Art Fair." Happening.media, October 6, 2017.
Hollenbach, Misha and Shauna Toohey. "Energy is Fluid." UTOPIA Magazine, vol. 3 (2017): 9, 47
Judah, Hettie. "Frieze London is Feisty and on Point." Vice.com, October 5, 2017. Lack, Jessica. "Nude Art and Censorship Laid Bare." Cnn.com, November 30, 2017.
Loos, Ted. "As Frieze London Matures, Choices Push Boundaries." New York Times, October 3, 2017.
"New Section for 'Sex Work' at Frieze London 2017." Blouinartinfo.com, October 7, 2017. 
Rosado, Ana. "'Sex Work' Exhibition of Censored Feminist Art Finds Home at Frieze." Cnn.com, October 6, 2017.

2016
Wagley, Catherine. "An Artist Puts a Dark Spin on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'" LA Weekly, May 11, 2016. 

2015
Charlesworth, JJ. “Star Artists Curate Revelatory Survey of British History at London's Hayward Gallery." Artnet.com, February 11, 2015. 
Herriman, Kat, and Gay Gassmann. “Match the Artists With Their Childhood Art: Round Four.” TMagazine, October 8, 2015.
Martinez, Ricardo. "Penny Slinger at Blum & Poe." Wide Walls, February 12, 2015.
McNay, Anna. "Penny Slinger: 'Being Different Is Just Who You Are. What You Do with It Is up to You.'" Studio International, April 8, 2015. 
Minato, Rui. "Penny Slinger Exhibition." GoKaN, March 8, 2015.
Wee, Darryl. "Penny Slinger Opens Solo Show in Tokyo." Blouin Artinfo, February 10, 2015.

2014
Frey, Michaela. “The Feminist-Surrealist Art of Penny Slinger.” Worldguide.eu, April 25, 2014
Parreilli, Francis."A Direct Expression of Consciousness: An Interview with Artist Penny Slinger." Flaunt.com, April 28, 2014.
Zhong, Fan. "Penny Slinger's Journey." Wmagazine.com, April 24, 2014.

2012
Cotter, Holland. “Penny Slinger: An Exorcism Revisited 1977-2012.” New York Times, September 14, 2012.
Coghlan, Niamh. “Surrealist Explorations.” Aesthetica, no. 48 (August-September 2012): 50.
Haden-Guest, Anthony. "Penny Slinger, Judy Chicago and Feminist Art Today." Spear’s, November 20, 2012.
Taylor, Tot and Virginia Damtsa. Penelope Slinger: Hear What I Say. London: Riflemaker, 2012.

1979
Sanders, John and R.H. Mason. Photography Year Book, 1980. Watford, England: Fountain Press, 1979.

1978
Slinger, Penny. 'An Exorcism', Jack Yates, August 1978.

1977
Blakeston, Oswell. “Photo Synthesis.” Sunday Telegraph, September 1977.
Woloshyn, Nadia. “Penny Slinger.” Arts Review, September 1977.

1976
Ades, Dawn. Photomontage. London: Thames & Hudson, 1976.

1974
Fuller, Peter. “Penny Slinger.” Connoisseur, October 1974.

1973
Euan Duff
, Arts Guardian, July 1973.
Spare Rib, “The Whole Truth,” 1973.
“Review of the 50% Visible Woman.” Rolling Stone, November 22, 1973.
Williams, Sheldon. “Penny Slinger’s Life.” Art and Artists, November 1973.

1969
Lyton, Norbert. “Young and Fantastic.” Arts Guardian, July 1969.

Swann, Eliza. “Interview with Penny Slinger.” Carla Magazine 8 (Spring 2017): 25-33.
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Herriman, Kat and Gay Gassmann. “Match the Artists With Their Childhood Art: Round Four.” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, October 8, 2015.
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Wee, Darryl. "Penny Slinger Opens Soli Show in Tokyo." BlouinArtInfo, February 10, 2015.
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Parrilli, Francis. A Direct Expression of Consciousness: An Interview with Artist Penny Slinger." Flaunt April 28, 2014.
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Frey, Michaela. “The Feminist-surrealist Art of Penny Slinger.” Worldguide.eu, April 25, 2014.
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Cotter, Holland. “Penny Slinger: An Exorcism Revisited 1977-2012.” New York Times, September 14, 2012.
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