Panni Malek was born in 1984 in Los Angeles, CA.
'My work deals with human vulnerability, boredom, fragility and the imprisonment of oneself. My work has always been about things in myself that I feel incredibly uncomfortable and embarrassed by. I exploit what's dangerous and what scares me about myself. I collect and I hoard, my work has some kind of delicate profanity and certain over-passivity “If neurotic wants two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”- Sylvia Plath.
Plath had a strange way of accepting her own presence in her life and work. In her first and only novel The Bell Jar, Plath slowly tells the unraveling story of her life and her first attempt at suicide, comparing her feelings of despair and vulnerability to the feeling of being trapped in a bell jar. Years later at her second attempt at suicide, she succeeded. It was this dethatched fragility that has influenced my most recent work.