pilar violet pennell is an interdisciplinary artist and photographer - cataloguing moments of cohesion in joy and in violence, through a lens of hyper vigilance and deconstruction of trauma.

originated in idaho

b. 1999

contact for prints / booking

[ pilarvioletpennell@gmail.com ]


high capacity magazine / founder & creative director

third room project / events coordinator

pinstriped zine / live music coverage

freelance editorial, band, and tour photography

selling my labor to corporations for a minimum wage

featured works.


“self portrait in a dirty bathroom mirror”: sonder ii / new york city

selected works from by “midnight, nyc on 35mm”: that portland show / portland

selected works in pinstriped zine issue 7

music video direction and DP for “WOWWW’ written and produced by Grandfather

costume and scenic design for musical adaption of across the universe / ketchum, idaho

(adaptation by natalie battistone for the spot)


on an indefinite leave of absence from for-profit education due to an attempted rejection of capitalism