Evan Penny

Sculptor, Evan Penny, is best known for his large-scale and hyper-realistic figures made from silicone, pigment, hair, and aluminum. Penny pushes the limits of figural representation through distortions of stretching, skewing, exaggerated scale and the effect of time on self-perception. His work blurs the boundaries between the real and the unreal, truth and imagination, and photography and sculpture. Penny studied at the Alberta College of Art.

Selected Exhibitions

2018
Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017
Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

2016
Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico  Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain Human Scale, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Haunting Holbein, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2015
Visual Deception II: Into the Universe, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

2012
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Collections

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, USA
Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan
National Portrait Gallery of Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Museum London, London Ontario
Glenbow Museum, Calgary Alberta
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario