Penelope Stewart is an artist, curator and publisher whose practice is multi-disciplinary, encompassing expansive installations, sculpture, photography with deep roots in print culture. Her practice has included the creation of prints, artist books, multiples, monographs and collaborative print portfolios. She is a member of Open Studio Contemporary Printmaking Centre and has been both artist and curator of joint projects between Open Studio Artists and print shops in Québec and Australia. In 2013 Stewart was a participant at Impact 8 in Dundee, Scotland, Wacousta panel and the presentation of the Boundless and Borderless portfolio.
Stewart was born in Montréal, Québec. She received a BFA from York University, Toronto and an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Stewart is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Arts Council’s. Her large scale photographs received First Prize at Photo-Op, Toronto, and at the prestigious Centre for the Perceptual Arts, (CEPA), New York. In 2010 she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (RCA).
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