Penelope Stewart is a Montréal born artist and one of the creative minds behind the Racine Room, 407 . Stewart received her BFA from York University, Toronto and her MFA from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Her work has been included in touring solo and group exhibitions Nationally and Internationally with key exhibitions in Canada, Australia, France and the U.S.A.
Stewart has also received numerous grants and awards which include residencies at the Musée Barthète, France; Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam, NL; Engramme, Québec City; and most recently at the International School of Art in Montecastello, Italy. In 2006 she received an award from the International Sculpture Center for her architectural scale photobased project “Canopy” which was exhibited throughout Canada, and Australia and was on view at Grounds for Sculpture, New Jersey (2006-2007). In 2008 Stewart won the CEPA Exhibition Award, for her large format photographs; an honourable mention in the Open Studio National Print Competition; and a project grant from the Toronto Arts Council. In 2009 she received a project grant from the Canada Council which will support a return to Australia where she will be an artist in residence at Canberra Glassworks, and ACT Design Museum, Canberra.
Stewart now divides her time between Toronto and Quebec City. She is represented by Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, and Open Studio Sales Programme. For more information about upcoming projects please visit Penelope Stewart’s website.