Sherilyn E. Penn, sculptor, designer, and curator, was born in Georgia and currently resides in Atlanta. She graduated with a BFA in sculpture and a graphic design minor from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. She works with various materials such as steel, bronze, wood, plastic, electronics, and found objects. Sherilyn Penn has shown at galleries such as Studioplex, the Archive Gallery, Atlantic Station, Engine 11, The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, the C Gallery at SCAD Atlanta, and INDEXG Toronto. From 2009 through 2010 she worked as intern at the Archive Gallery curating art exhibitions and live performances.
I explore the human mind, communication, interaction, consumerism, the sociopolitical structure, and our perception of reality through my work. I am concerned with communication and how we interact with one another. I am interested in the progression of the human mind over time. I am fascinated by its plasticity, so powerful yet so fragile. Why have we designed our civilization in the way that we have? Why do we create rules for ourselves and why do we obey them? Why has society progressed in the way that it has and where are we headed in the future?
I aim to create less convoluted art for the people and for social purposes. However, I also enjoy creating compositions that leave clues for the viewer to interpret. I do this to encourage the viewer to try to uncover answers for themselves in order to invoke a more focused analytic thinking process.
Please send me an email if you have any questions or are interested in buying one of the pieces featured on my website. I also accept commissions and do free lance design work. My email address is located at the top right corner of the page.