Will Penny (b. 1984) was raised in Southern Ontario and currently resides in Savannah, Georgia. He has received a diploma in Fine Art from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and a BFA and MFA in Painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Penny’s artworks dissolve traditional boundaries of art and design.  His art explores tensions between the tangible space a painting inhabits, the impact of digital technology on fabricated forms and illusionistic environments.  By creating systems of interactivity with digital technologies, his art confronts the way information is generated, transmitted and received. He has exhibited in The United States and Canada.

                                            

Exhibition Record

2016 / Night and Day, Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY

2016 / Spectrum, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2016 / Modern Love, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

2016 / InLiquid Benefit, The ICe Box, Philadelphia, PA

2015 / Mode/Code, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2015 / Love or Confusion, BnJ Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2015 / Phase 3, The Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2015 / Little Things, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2015 / Widow Maker, Rally Ossington, Toronto, ON

2014 / Currents, Westobou Festival, Augusta, GA

2014 / Wrap Around 5, ARENA@Suite 806, New York, NY

 2014 / Immediate Surroundings, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2014 / SCAD Selects, Gallery See, Atlanta, GA

 2014 / Illusion Memory, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2013 / Prismatic, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

 2013 / Ecstatic Matrices, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2013 / LIFELIKE, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2012 / Art Scapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

 2012 / Wolf Rats, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2011 / Spectrum, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2011 / Kaiju: Giant Monster Terror, Mr. Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA

 2010 / The Cheaper Show, W2 Storyeum, Vancouver, BC

                       

Education

2013 / M.F.A. Painting / Savannah College of Art and Design /  Excelsus Laureate / Savannah, GA

2008 / B.F.A. Painting / Savannah College of Art and Design / Summa Cum Laude Savannah, GA

2006 / Fine Arts Diploma / Fanshawe College / London, ON

 

Bibliography/Press/Web

2014 / Blouinartinfo. SCADpad, Micro Housing Meets Bold Design in Atlanta. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1038345/video-scadpad-micro-housing-meets-bold-design-in-atlanta

2014 / Inhabitant. SCADpad Asia. http://inhabitat.com/tiny-scadpad-asia-apartment-captures-the-spirit-of-hong-kong-for-just-40000/

 2013 / Art in America. The Scene, Define Art at SCAD                                                                     http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/the-scene/define-art-at-scad/

 2013 / Artforum. Define Success. http://artforum.com/diary/id=39594

 2013 / Artlog. Know// The Art Capital of the South                                                                           http://www.artlog.com/2013/868-know-the-art-capital-of-the-south#.UWwpTYJdVXI

 2012 / New American Painting #100

 2012 / Art in America. The Scene, Define Art at SCAD                                                                     http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/the-scene/define-art-at- savannah-college-of-art-and-design/

 2011 / Kemp, Susan. "Northern Light," Savannah Magazine, Sept/Oct, pg. 31

 2010 / Beautiful Decay. http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/04/16/will-penny/

 2010 / Booooooom. http://www.booooooom.com/2010/04/14/artist-painter-will-penny/

 2009 / Art in America (March 2009), Image credit for Savannah College of Art and Design “ArtReigns”