PENELOPE STUTTERHEIME

BIOGRAPHY

PENELOPE STUTTERHEIME

(b. 1958 Cape Town, South Africa)

Depicting inner landscapes has long been South African artist, Penelope Stutterheime’s preoccupation. Drawing inspiration from dreams and the unconscious, her layered and textured oil paintings use impasto and intensely vibrant colour to create mesmerising abstract works.

Stutterheime’s work is highly symbolic. Conveyed through colour and form, the images are a representation of transformation. Her paintings are a portrayal of her own inner spiritual process. The artist explains further: ‘The work reveals a slow unfolding, which continues still, of finding my voice, my dance, my melody. It is nourished by intense feeling, emotion contained on a white canvas, to be felt, to be experienced, to be read from the place where no words yet lie.’

The daughter of a forester, Stutterheime developed her intense love for landscape as a child, growing up in Newlands Forest, Cape Town. She studied part-time with the artist Simon Stone and the late Bill Ainslie, one of South Africa’s finest abstractionists, but aside from this is largely self-taught.

Stutterheime lives and works in Cape Town. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions consistently over the past thirty years. Her paintings are included in private and corporate collections around the world including Investec, Nashua, Cazenove and Old Mutual.

 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Mapping the Interior, Everard Read, London, UK 
Mapping, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
 
2017
Merging, Everard Read Gallery London, UK

2013
A Sense of Place, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2012
Love Poem, Myerson Fine Art, London, UK

2011
Exhale, Myerson Fine Art, London, UK

2010
New Works, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2007
Solo, Brundyn + Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

2005
Penny Stutterheime, with Myerson Fine Art, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Winter, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2019 Summer, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
SUMMER, Everard Read, London, UK
Southern Aspect - A Group Exhibition, Everard Read, London, UK

2017
SUMMER, Everard Read Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
WINTER, Everard Read Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Southern Abstraction, Everard Read London, London, UK
Cubicle Series, CIRCA Cape Town, South Africa

2015
Penelope Stutterheime and Galia Gluckman, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014
Summer Season, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Winter, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2012
Small Works, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2011
15th Anniversary, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Incite, Myerson Fine Art, London, UK

2010
Saracens, Myerson Fine Art, London, UK

2009
Rising Up, Myerson Fine Art, London, UK

2008
A Way Through, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2005
Art London5, Myerson Fine Art, London, UK

2001
Group show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Selected Collections

Brait SE Investment Collection, South Africa & Luxembourg
Cazenove Capital Management London, UK
Common Wealth Bank Collection, Australia
Coronation Investment Holdings Collection, South Africa
H B D Mark Shuttleworth Collection, South Africa
Investec Bank Collection, South Africa
Nashua Collection, South Africa
Old Mutual PLC Collection, South Africa
Old Mutual Bank, South Africa