Evan Penny was born in South Africa in 1953. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. In 1978 Penny graduated from Alberta College of Art and received a post-graduate degree in sculpture.
Evan Penny makes sculptures of human forms out of silicone, pigment, hair and aluminum. His pieces range from the almost precisely life-like, to the blurred or stretched. Penny says one of his interests “is to situate the sculptures perceptually between the way we might see each other in real time and space and the way we imagine our equivalent in a photographic representation.” Though his creations are lifelike, Penny believes that “the real can’t be represented or symbolized,” leaving everything to be a representation.