Penny McElroy

Penny McElroy
Professor of Art

Penny McElroy is a professor of art at the University of Redlands, where she teaches courses on 2-D design and drawing, graphic design, textile arts, typography and relief printmaking.

She also offers expertise on gender, race and politics in art, as well as art and social reality in Mexico.

Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad at such venues as The Artist’s Gallery in Santa Monica, the Huntington Beach Art Center, Cal State Channel Islands, Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, Brand Library Art Gallery in Glendale and galerie sei-un-do in Zurich.

She also maintains an active graphic design practice called 5&dime Design, working on projects such as cover art for books.

McElroy holds a master of fine arts degree in graphics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Alma College.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary art
  • Graphic design art education  
  • Studio art
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Creative visual problem solving
  • Macintosh computers and graphic design software

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