Born in London, United Kingdom, 1947
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
Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Exorcism Revisited, Broadway 1602 Gallery, New York, NY
Hear What I Say, Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK
A Photo Romance, Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK
Arawak Renaissance: The Tribute Continues,New World Gallery, Anguilla, UK
Amerindians: Studies of a Lost People, Cotton Gin Art Gallery, Anguilla, UK
Visions of Ecstasy, Visionary Gallery, New York, NY
Secrets, Mirandy Gallery, London, UK
Inner Vision, Patrick Seale Gallery, London, UK
Opening, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, UK
Angela Flowers Gallery, London, UK
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
Worshipping of Sticks and Stones, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Room 13, Sadie Coles, London, UK
The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Dreamers Awake, White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK
Women House, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France; traveled to National Museum in the Arts, Washington D.C.
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
Cry Me a River, Etoile Polaire Lodge #1, New Orleans, LA
Lips Painted Red, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
Threat, Broadway 1602, New York, NY
The Dark Monarch, Tate Gallery, St Ives, UK
Angels of Anarchy, Manchester Art Museum, UK
Presentes Caraibes: 500 Years of Amerindian History, Fort Delgrès, Guadeloupe
Addressing the Forbidden, Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland
Imaginary Images, Floating Foundation of Photography, New York, NY
Rated X, Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY
Erotic Art Photography, Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago, IL
Surrealism Unlimited 1968-1978, Camden Arts Center, London, UK
Metamorphosis, University of Cambridge, UK
Nude and Naked, Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London, UK
XII Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Young and Fantastic, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Film and Video Screenings
Visions of the Arawaks video, Mystic Fire, New York, NY
Sacred Sex, Cynthia Connop, Triple Image Fiulms, Australia
Leading role in Vibration, by Jane Arden and Jack Bond
Performed in and art direction The Other Side of the Underneath, directed by Jane Arden
Holocaust, All Women Theater Troupe
Awards and Grants
Achievement in Art grant, Cassandra Foundation, IL
Series of stamps for Government of Anguilla
On the Trail of the Arawaks, series of archaeological paintings for museum, Marigot, St Martin
Historical Murals for Anguilla Airport
Schor, Gabriel, ed. Feminist Avant-garde: Art of the 1970s: The Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna. Munich: Prestel, 2016: 330-339, 551.
Bhattacharya, B., Douglas, Nik, and Slinger, Penny. The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1993.
Douglas, Nik and Slinger, Penny. Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1979.
Douglas, Nik and Slinger, Penny. Mountain Ecstasy. Limpsfield: Dragons Dream, 1978.
Slinger, Penny. An Exorcism. London: Villiers, 1977.
Slinger, Penelope. 50% The Visible Woman. London: Nacis, 1971.
Articles and Reviews
Gingeras, Alison. “The Collapse of America’s Moral Firewall: Sex in the Age of Trump.” In Other Words (Art Agency, Partners blog), July 10, 2018.
Bowie, Summer. "Penny Slinger." Autre Magazine vol. 2, no. 5 (Summer 2018): 24-29.
Murillo, Aimee. "Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows Tracks the Career of the Lost Surrealist Artist." OC Weekly, May 10, 2018.
"WIA Artist Profile: Penny Slinger." Women in Arts (blog), November 2, 2018.
"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.
Wagley, Catherine. "An Artist Puts a Dark Spin on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'" LA Weekly, May 11, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Sanders, John and R.H. Mason. Photography Year Book, 1980. Watford, England: Fountain Press, 1979.
Slinger, Penny. 'An Exorcism', Jack Yates, August 1978.
Blakeston, Oswell. “Photo Synthesis.” Sunday Telegraph, September 1977.
Woloshyn, Nadia. “Penny Slinger.” Arts Review, September 1977.
Ades, Dawn. Photomontage. London: Thames & Hudson, 1976.
Fuller, Peter. “Penny Slinger.” Connoisseur, October 1974.
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.
Lyton, Norbert. “Young and Fantastic.” Arts Guardian, July 1969.