March 2, 2023 – April 28, 2023
Art Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street
Penny Dell is a printmaker who enjoys making woodcuts, etchings, and monotypes and many combinations using these modalities. “My decades of drawing, painting and printmaking are coming together these days in works that combine all three with other adventurous mediums,” she comments. “Presently, I use collage, encaustic, handmade paper and gilding to layer over a print—building pattern and color. Hexagons cut from the decorative interiors of envelopes have been a driving force. I layer tirelessly and final works with very different appearance and impact are the result.” Dell was born in Mexico and grew up in Mexico City and Acapulco, before coming to the US at age thirteen. The artist Francisco Dos Amantes and the zoomorphic figures of Aztec friezes influenced her early work. She studied English and French Literature at Simmons College and the Sorbonne, and painting at the Triveni Kala Sangam Akademi in New Delhi, India. Dell’s work is regularly exhibited in the Hudson Valley and in NYC as well as regionally and can be found in many corporate and private collections including Cablevision, Rutgers University and the New York Public Library. From 2005-2007 she served as President for the National Association of Women Artists. Dell lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY.