Penny McCarthy is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University where she leads the MFA Fine Art. Her work as an artists is presented internationally in a variety of contexts: in museums and galleries, at conferences, and as live projects and publications. Penny’s work has been supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and Arts and Humanities Research Council. She was awarded the Evelyn Williams Drawing Prize in 2019. Her recent projects have been for Liquid Crystal Display at Site Gallery, Sheffield and MIMA, Middlesborough, Picture Room in New York, and Beware the Cat, a research collaboration touring theatres shown at RSC Stratford in 2019. Her solo exhibition at Hastings Contemporary will open in 2021.