Penny Dell
Penny Dell was born in Mexico and grew up in Mexico City and Acapulco, before coming to the US at age thirteen. The artist Francisco Dos Amantes and the zoomorphic figures of Aztec friezes influenced her early work. Dell studied English and French Literature at Simmons College and the Sorbonne, and painting at the Triveni Kala Sangam Akademi in New Delhi, India. These intersections of cultures, techniques, and philosophies have fueled Dell’s investigations of states of mind, scenes from dream, fantasy and interior life – through drawing, painting, and print.
Fascinated with the flexibility, experimentation, and the rich materials and technique of print processes. Penny has taught printmaking and experimental transfer processes throughout the New York metropolitan area, including the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, and has enjoyed residencies at the Women’s Studio Workshop and the Vermont Studio Center. Her works are in many corporate and private collections including Cablevision, Rutgers University and the New York Public Library. From 2005-2007 she served as President for the National Association of Women Artists. Penny lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY.