Illustrator in Residence: Peony Gent
Experimental comics and found poetry from House of Illustration’s sixth annual residency.
Peony Gent makes comics like you’ve never seen before: delicately drawn meditations on memory and gentle examinations of things usually ignored. Over a six month residency at House of Illustration, Gent created an archive of overlooked things and thoughts in the King’s Cross area, transforming them into reflective illustrations, found poetry and installations.
Since her residency coincided with the pandemic, her final work was displayed in Granary Square as an outdoor exhibition for the public to view for free.
Praise for Peony Gent:
"Gent is a prolific storyteller..."
"Peony Gent is not simply an artist pushing the form in intriguing and experimental ways but one who is genuinely taking comics into entirely new territory."
Display view in Granary Square, King's Cross.
Artwork display view in Granary Square, King's Cross.
Northdown Street, 2020.
Crofters Way, 2020.