Professor, Studio Art: Metals
Beverly Penn is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Rockefeller Foundation residency in Bellagio, Italy; a Connemara Conservancy Artist Grant; grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and a Fulbright Fellowship in Barcelona, Spain. She has also received nine Texas State University Faculty Research Grants involving research in Mexico, Italy, Spain, and New York.
Penn's sculptures are included in over 100 private collections and in the permanent museum collections of: the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Austin Museum of Art; the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Wisconsin; the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz; the El Paso Museum of Art; and the Monarch Center for Contemporary Art in Washington.
Beverly Penn has been commissioned for several Public Art Projects, including Unity in Diversity in Las Cruces, NM; the Community Core Sample Project and the Threshold Project with Steve Wiman in Austin, TX; the Natives Project in Austin, TX; the Ceremonial Mace for the University of Texas at El Paso; and sculpture for the 719 Ash Hilton hotel in San Diego. Her work has been reviewed nationally in publications such as Sculpture Magazine; The New Art Examiner; Metalsmith; American Craft Magazine; ArtPapers; Circa; ArtLies; and The New Orleans Art Review.
Penn received a B.F.A. at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1982; an M.A. at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces in 1987; and an M.F.A. at the State University of New York at New Paltz, New York in 1989.