Penny McElroy is an artist and teacher. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in social work and working as a counselor for 5 years, Penny entered the graduate graphics program at the University of Wisconsin / Madison. Since earning her MFA in 1984, Penny has taught graphic design, printmaking, and book arts at Bethany College in Kansas and at the University of Redlands in Southern California.
Penny’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including recently in San Francisco, New Dehli, India, Colombia, Argentina, and New York, NY.
Penny also maintains an active graphic design practice - 5&dime design. Specializing in primarily print work, recent projects include advertising for the University of Redlands Art Gallery, the cover art and design of the Gorsky Press reissue of Strange Toys by Patricia Geary, and the cover art for Camera Obscura, a Noemi Press title by Rebecca Bednarz.