Penelope Bisbee was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and now lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Her father was an officer in the military, so as a wee child she lived in Kentucky, Germany, Virginia, and then Texas.

She earned her MFA in Painting and Intermedia from Texas Woman’s University in 2008. Her BFA is from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has taught Painting I/II, Drawing I/II and Art Appreciation as an adjunct instructor at Tarrant County College and Richland College. Currently, she is the Gallery Coordinator for Tarrant County College Southeast Campus.

When not working in her studio, she volunteers as an environmental and political activist, rides her small, sweet bay horse, and carves out time to work on a nascent art park on family land in Knox County, Texas. This park is called the Jim Bob Art Park & Nature Trails.