Penelope Barringer has created and shown lithographs and monotype prints in the Washington area for more than 30 years. She has shown her prints in numerous solo, invitational and juried shows and now exhibits her work at the Torpedo Factory Art Centter in Alexandria, Virginia.
In 1983 she co-founded, Discovery T Graphics Atelier, Inc., a printmaking workshop in the Torpedo Factory that provides classes and working space for area printmakers. Over the past 20 years she has taught lithography, etching, and monotype classes for the Art League, Inc. as well as offering specialized intensive workshops in etching, monotype, and collage techniques. Barringer previous worked at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, as Assistant Printmaker.
Barringer earned her BFA degree from Syracuse University in fabric design in 1968. She began printmaking in 1972, learning the craft through study and collaboration with numerous teachers.