BRITNEY PENOUILH is an American artist whose interest in geology and natural environments has exerted great influence over her mixed media panels and sculptures. Focused on energy systems, Penouilh’s collage aesthetic assembles fragments of scientific text like layers of strata beneath the distressed surfaces of her paintings. 

“The ultimate human history begins with the Earth and I want to understand how natural disasters shape the land and influence culture.” 

With university studies in New Orleans, Greece, and Japan and artist residencies in New York, North Carolina, and Alaska -- travel and exploration is integral to her work. Penouilh's work has exhibited nationally, and privately collected from New York to Los Angeles. Currently, Penouilh lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and has recently become a recipient of the Mojave National Preserve's Artist-in-Residence program.