Penny Klepuszewska



b. 1967 Barnsley, Yorkshire

2005-06 MA Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London
2000-03 BA [hons] Photography, Nottingham Trent University
2002 Academy of Fine Art, Lodz, Poland

Previous Exhibitions:
2007 How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London
2007 HyperMonochrome, Slade Research Centre, London
2007 Voies Off International Fringe Photography Festival, Arles, France
2007 PhotoEspana Descubrimientos International Photography Festival, Madrid
2007 Kaunas International Photography Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania
2006 End [Part One] Format International Photography Festival, Derby
2006 Living Arrangements [Unfinished sections] Malopolska Gallery, Gorlice, Poland
2006 FotoGrafia International Photography Festival, Rome, Italy
2006 FotoFreo International Photography Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia

Awards and Commissions:
2006-2007 Women in Farming Project Residency, Aune Head Arts, Dartmoor
2006 Endframe British Journal of Photography/Nikon Photography Award, London, First Prize
2005 Next Level/Vorsprung Durch Technik Contemporary Photography Awards, London
2004 UK Art Prize, Channel 5, London

Selectors' Comments:
The man with the medals leans on his frame to welcome a visitor, to see all, in a cross section of lived time and existing moment. Real now and real past.

Artist's Statement:
The changing patterns in contemporary family life have created an expanding number of elderly people living alone, often with deteriorating health and no family support to hand. The home is regarded as a place of shelter but for some in later life it can become a place of inescapable isolation. Increasingly, the elderly are left on their own.

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Camilla Kesterton

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Ian Larson