Penny Goring (*1962, London) is an artist and poet living in London. Her works stems from processing trauma, conveying emotions associated with states of grief, fear, loss, panic and powerlessness. Making art compulsively and working freely across mediums, Goring’s repeated images and words detail invented mythologies and personal experiences in fabric sculpture, drawing, painting, digital collage and video. Goring's relentlessly direct poetry is entangled throughout, appearing in titles and stitched onto her fabric sculptures. Working from home using modest materials like ballpoint pens, fabric and food dye, her practice has been shaped by restrictive housing conditions, lack of funds and inadequate therapeutic support. Viewed in the context of the UK’s cost-of-living crisis, Goring's oeuvre attests to the long-term effects of financial precarity and asserts the power of creativity in the face of austerity.
Her first solo exhibition at Molitor will open in September 2023. Her work was the subject of a major survey at the ICA London in 2022. She graduated from Kingston School of Art in 1994 and has exhibited at Tate St Ives; the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; South London Gallery and Arcadia Missa, London.