Penny Klepuszewska

Intrinsic to her work are the details and scenes, the small fragilities and brutalities of contemporary human existence. The underlying themes of separation, solitude, isolation and exclusion persist concurrently with an exploration of the spaces we inhabit and the objects with which we surround ourselves. From an intimate, engaged and often playful process of collection and collaboration, she creates both accounts of the real world and self-contained fictions.


Klepuszewska studied photography at the Nottingham Trent University (BA) and the London College of Communication (MA), after originally training and working in the theatre. Since then she has created work which has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, winning a number of prestigious awards and gaining recognition for producing well-researched, high-quality and thought-provoking work that reflects upon issues concerning contemporary life, our social environment and conditions of living.

Klepuszewska was one of few graduates to be included in the Tate survey show, How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain (2007). Group exhibitions include Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures, Bloomberg SPACE, London (2008) and ROMA – The Road to Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Rome (2011). Her work can be found in various public collections including the Arts Council Collection (2010). Her first monograph Living Arrangements, with text by Rinko Kawauchi, was published by Edizione Postcart, Rome (2010). She worked on the campaign imagery for STRARTA, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013), and recent exhibitions include PROJECT 05 – Nicky Hirst, Penny Klepuszewska & Tom Lovelace, Contemporary Art Society, London (2014) and Two Moons on the Shore, a Wind-up Bird in Norwegian Wood: Haruki Murakami & Contemporary Art at CONTEMPORARY by Golconda in Tel Aviv (2014).


Two Moons on the Shore, a Wind-Up Bird in Norwegian Wood: Haruki Murakami and Contemporary Art, installation in Tel Aviv