Penelope Stewart is a trans-disciplinary artist whose work comprises installation, sculpture, photography and works on paper. Her practice exemplifies a career-long investigation into how we physically experience space through our senses. Whether it is her large scale beeswax architectures or her trompe l’oeil photographs Stewart brings a sensory intensification to the encounter. Stewart was born in Montréal, Québec. She received an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and in 2010 she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (RCA). Her work has been exhibited since 1990 with key solo exhibitions in Canada, Australia, France, Czech Republic and the US. Stewart is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Arts Council’s and also Open Studio’s Nick Novak Fellowship. Stewart’s work is held in public, corporate and private collections.