Colette Pourroy

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.



Selected Exhibitions and Publications

•2017     Galerie Mind’s Eye, (Paris) solo, Decembre 2017 - January 2018

•2017     Paris Photo, exhibition and book-signing

•2017     Fotofever - (Paris) solo

•2016     Art Karlsruhe Hall photo, galerie Charron (Allemagne)

•2015     Galerie Mind’s Eye, (Paris) solo

•2014     Images magazine - article by Hervé Le Goff

•2014     Mois de la Photo à Paris, selection & catalogue MEP, Little Big galerie, solo

•2013     Télérama sortir - article by Bénédicte Philippe

•2013     The Eye of Photography - portfolio selected by W. M. Hunt

•2013     Galerie du Centre Iris,  Caféfoto prize, (Paris) solo

•2012     Parcours de l’Art, (Avignon), curator Maria Di Prima 

•2011     VISAVIS International - selection & prize

•2003-2017     Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France