Colette Pourroy lives and works in Paris and in Provence.
After attending ENSAD in Villa Arson in Nice, she specialized in drawing and photography.
She worked for 30 years with Parisian editors as a freelance artist, before devoting herself since 2008 to photography, in liaison with Nathalie Luyer.
Since 2003, she has participated regularly in exhibitions in France, particularly in Paris.
In 2013, the Centre IRIS awarded her the Caféfoto prize (a solo exhibition in their gallery), resulting in an article in Telerama Sortir. William M. Hunt published a portfolio in The Eye of Photography on that exhibition, the first part of the family saga, about her father.
In 2014, she was selected for the Mois de la Photo in Paris (In the Heart of Intimacy), for her series on the couple. She was featured in the catalogue published by the MEP/Actes Sud, and had a solo exhibition at Little Big Gallery. Hervé Le Goff wrote an article on her work for Images magazine.
Her photos are held in public collections (BNF Richelieu), and also in private collections both in France and abroad.
In 2015, she gave a solo exhibition, Espaces intérieurs, at Galerie Adrian Bondy.
In 2017, for her book Ève réincarnée, her latest series, on her sister, she exhibited at Fotofever Paris, at Paris Photo and, from December to January 2018, at Galerie Adrian Bondy.
Colette Pourroy works with 6x6 film, unretouched, and her prints are made on matt baryta paper.