Robyn Denny, born in South Africa in 1972, is a painter and video artist. Denny majored in painting at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, then attained a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College in London, where she graduated primarily in video art. After graduation Denny co-curated JUNCTURE in London and Cape Town, the critically renowned group show, and created her own video-installation for it – Earth, Air, Fire, Water. A solo exhibition of large black works, INK PAINTINGS Underground at The Hudson, marked the artist’s return to painting, currently her primary medium.
In 2015, Robyn Denny co-directed with Mamela Nyamza a multi-panel film projection of the collaboration Hatched 2015, creating a proscenium arch effect, a filmic backdrop for Nyamza’s live performance. Hatched 2015 was then selected as a video piece at LOOP Art Fair, Barcelona. In Madrid, Slowtrack, Marta Moriarty’s Gallery, reincorporated this live performance. Yet it was the integration into the space of Denny’s paintings that completed the series.
Denny’s INDIGO – Passage to Healing paintings were selected for AKAA Art Fair Paris 2017; this was, again, a collaboration, with a performance by Nyamza that heightened the experience.