Penelope Madden


My paintings deal with the human figure, proceeding from the photographic essence of the caught moment, to evoke the ambiguity that lies either side of it. 

I am fascinated by childhood, and the transitions between innocence and knowledge, and between the contrasting emotions of isolation and belonging.



MA Fine Art: Wimbledon College of Art, London


MA Sequential Design: University of Brighton, Sussex

Design work includes:

Pentagram Design (Senior Designer)

Walker Books (Senior Designer)

Faber and Faber (Publicity Designer)

Penguin Books (Cover Designer)

1980 - 2001

Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Central St Martins and London College of Printing, University of the Arts


Recent exhibitions:

The Mall Gallery, London

Bankside Gallery, London

The Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh