Penelope Stewart

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Penelope Stewart
Alma materYork University, Toronto State University of New York at Buffalo

Penelope Stewart is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses installation, sculpture, photography and paper-based projects.[1]


Stewart was born in Montreal. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, Toronto and a Master of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo.[2]

Artistic career[edit]

Stewart is known for her installation work that often examines themes such as architecture, volume and space.[3][4]

In February 2013, Stewart was the Artist in Residence at Ganna Walska Lotusland in Montecito, California.[5] While there, her exhibition Swarm showcased architectural wall coverings made entirely from bees wax.[1] She used the medium once more in 2014's Vanitas.[6]

Major exhibits[edit]


  1. ^ a b Walters, J (February 22, 2013). "The Beeswax Art of Penelope Stewart". Canadian Art Junkie. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Larocca, Andi (August 7, 2012). "Get to Know: Penelope Stewart". Gladstone Hotel. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Fabo, Andy (2005). "Penelope Stewart:Canopy". Stride Gallery. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Penelope Stewart: Outside the Walls". Musée d'art de Joliette. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Licata, Domenic J. (January 31, 2013). "Penelope Stewart, MFA 2007, Artist in Residence at Ganna Walska Lotusland". Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Schechter, Fran (July 6, 2014). "The Bee's Knees". Now. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Penelope Stewart: Vanitas". Koffler Gallery. 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.