Pen Dalton lives and works in Walthamstow. She trained at Goldsmiths Art School and Brighton University and gained a PhD in Creative studies from Plymouth University in 2008. She has published and lectured internationally and taught studio practice and psychology to graduate and post graduate students, notably at Dartington College of Arts and Birmingham City University.
In the past, Pen has been involved in socially contextualised arts and feminist art practice in issues of identity, sexuality and subjectivity and has exhibited widely. Her work has been collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Musee D’Affiches in Paris, The Priseman Seabrook Collection, Swindon Art Gallery and The Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago.
Today she is re-engaging with the self-critical project of Modernist painting; revisiting Greenberg’s notion of painting as a ‘holding operation’ against prevailing challenges to art.