Illustrator/painter/designer/craver of all things creative living and working out of Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by nature with hints of art nouveau elegance, I'm mostly driven towards developing characters and visual narratives. My love for hand drawn imagery is deeply rooted in dark inks and splashes of two dimensional color with a strong, bold and defined line foundation. Although nearly all of my work stems from traditional values, digital intervention is used for retouching and/or coloring. But my creative endeavors don't stop on the paper! Currently I'm dabbling in the world of aromatherapy and looking to launch a very exciting line of organic, nature inspired products that are sure to be accompanied by illustrations of the Penny variety. You can follow my progress on instagram @terrafauna_apothecary  

 -- Jennie Penny


Education

2016 New York Institute of Aromatherapy -- New York, NY; Certified Level 1 Aromatherapy Practitioner

2015 School of Visual Arts -- New York, NY; Continuing Education (Children's Books/Writing)

2008-09 Pratt Institute -- Brooklyn, NY; Illustration Program

2006-08 Delaware College of Art & Design -- Wilmington, DE; A.A. in Fine Arts/Animation


Illustration/Gallery Experience

2014-present Jeff Koons, LLC -- New York, NY (Assistant -- Paint Mixer)

Freelance Illustrator -- Clients include: National Geographic, Sloan Kettering, KESS InHouse Designs

2013-14 The Living Gallery -- Brooklyn, NY (Assistant Curator & Instructor of weekly drawing class)

2010-12 "Curiosityville" -- Interactive website by Susan Magsamen (Principal Illustrator)

2009-10 "The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders" -- National Geographic Children's novel (Principal Illustrator)

2009-10 Gallery 788 -- Baltimore, MD (Assistant Curator)


Exhibitions

2014 The Greenpoint Gallery -- "Small Works Exhibition" Runner Up; Brooklyn, NY

2012-13 Slideluck: Bushwick II -- Group Show; Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Works at 159 -- "Organics" Solo Exhibition; Brooklyn, NY

RAW: Natural Born Artists -- "The Blend", "Provocations", "Semi Finals" Shows; Brooklyn

Studio 580 -- "HarvestedFresh" Exhibition; New York, NY

2009-10 Gallery 788 -- Various Group Exhibitions; Baltimore, MD