Penny Goring London, United Kingdom, b. 1962


Goring lives and works in London.

She graduated in 1994 from the Kingston School of Art of London in Fine Arts in the specialty of painting.

Goring makes drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, and poems that respond to personal and universal trauma such as pain, violence, addiction, aging, pain, and fear.

Goring's drawings and paintings are based on autobiographical experiences creating symbols of his own dark and youthful universe. His recurring artistic representations have motifs such as landscapes, flowers, crying and the double figure of Penny and Amelia, a former lover who died young from a heroin overdose. In his paintings, precision is key: the flat backgrounds are found in fields of color, trapping dismembered or distorted female figures at various stages of the escape attempt.

Goring has exhibited, among others, at ICA, London; Tate St. Ives; Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; South London Gallery and Arcadia Missa, London.