Penelope Cain has a research science background (BVSC) and art practice (MFA University of Sydney), working interdisciplinary in the field between these areas.
Landscape in its widest definition is central to my art practice. I am concerned with landscapes of the Anthropocene- extracted, occupied, transformed landscapes that bear the manifest marks of human habitation, commerce and utilisation. Im deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on the land.
In my practice I use video, photography, text and movement. I work with flags, printed fabric, collage and video installation.
I have been awarded residencies at the British School in Rome, Power Institute Award residency, Cite International des Arts, Paris, Asialink residency, Taipei, and most recently, the Glenfiddich Contemporary Art Award Residency, Scotland. I has exhibited in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Rome, Seoul and Taipei. She lives and works between Sydney and London.