Working with photographs, drawings, collage and projection, I create books and small installations. These works explore themes of domestic space, memory and intimacy, in which the present merges with the past and mnemonic traces have no order.

I completed an MA in Book Arts in 2015 at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. During this time, my practice addressed the slippage between memory and place in artworks that examined what is retained and what is lost in recollections of home. The College acquired the book NoWhere for its own collection of Artists’ Books. Since then, I have continued to work with themes of presence and absence in the domestic setting. My current work, Chair Stories, looks at our relationships with chairs.

After studying Geography at Exeter University and teaching English in Sudan, I worked as an editorial photographer for many years and then more recently as a picture researcher, before wanting to return to the roots of production and a physical relationship with materials.  So I embarked on formal art training with a foundation course at CityLit which lead me to the MA course at Camberwell.

Book fairs
2017Small Publishers Fair.
 Norwich Turn the Page Artists Book Fair; nominee for the Book Prize.
 Bristol BABE Book Fair.
2016Norwich Turn the Page Artists Book Fair.
2013-15Leeds Art Book Fair.
 Norwich Turn the Page Artists Book Fair.
 Bristol BABE Book Fair.

Books are housed in private and public collections, including Tate Britain Artists Book Collection and Camberwell College of Art Library Artists Book Collection.

2015Turn the Page Graduate Award.
Selected exhibitions
2017     Open Studios, The Chocolate Factory N16.
2016Open Studios, The Chocolate Factory N16.
2015The Double Page Spread, Chelsea College of Arts Library, London.
2000The Garden of England, Photofusion, London.
1997The Garden of England, Hereford Photography Festival.
1988Two Families, The Photographers Gallery, London.
1984Sudan, Photogallery, St Leonards-on-Sea.
1983Convent Gardens, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
Caroline Penn, book artist
Caroline Penn, book artist
Caroline Penn, book artist