Mathilde Penicaud was trained in ironworks, and most of her pieces begin as steel and concrete, mutating with other materials and processes as they take shape. The materials themselves – their history and multiple uses – also influence the ideas and techniques upon which she elaborates. She is also very aware of architecture, location and space, always considering the placement of the object. A 2002 graduate of Olivier de Serres in Paris, Mathilde's talent was immediately recognized. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in France, and is now appearing at international fairs. She is based near Lyon.