Penelope Kenny

About the Artist

Penelope is an Australian born artist who now lives and works in Brighton. Her work explores the relationship between humans and other animals, especially in connection to transhumanism, evolution, hybrids and biotechnology. Through her hybrid creatures she investigates the potential outcomes of humans trying to control evolution through genetic manipulation and scientific tampering with the species boundaries.

She draws inspiration from Darwinism, dioramas, natural history illustration and taxidermy and takes great pleasure in imagining and representing the postmodern animal. She studied Visual Art at the University of Melbourne and completed a BA (Hons) Printmaking at the University of Brighton. She has worked in Australia, Mexico and the UK and is currently creating screenprinted wallpapers, hand bound book works and limited edition prints using water-based acrylic inks, pure pigments and metallic glazes.

The Resplendent Rabbit-Bird of Paradise
Unframed: 700mm x 1000mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

Rabbit-Bird of Paradise I
Framed: 580mm x 790mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

Love Rabbits

Love Rabbit-Birds
Framed: 790mm x 1080mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

Insectaflora
Framed: 790mm x 1080mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

The Transgenic Cabinet
Framed: 790mm x 1080mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

Animated Animals of the Small Kind
Framed: 790mm x 1080mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

Moth Bird II
Framed: 480mm x 380mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA

Love Bees III
Framed: 330mm x 330mm
Limited Edition Screenprint
POA